Wurm Server Release Notes 2020

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Release notes by year:
2020- 2019- 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011
2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004

200309 Patch Notes 09 MAR 20

  • New: The monthly Marks skin for March has been added: Shield of the Ageless (large metal shield)
  • Change: Wooden nameplate use changes listed below.
    • Wooden nameplate rename text should now default to only the name you’re changing, not the prefixes (like “fat” or “aged”).
    • Wooden nameplate rename feature should now abort with an error message if you try to rename a creature the same thing it was named before.
  • Change: A server name has been added to the deed upkeep email for those people with deeds on various servers.
  • Change: Fishing Rod Rack, Shield Rack and Saddle Rack are now Fine Carpentry instead of Carpentry. Saddle and Shield rack components have been changed to include pegs in the construction.
  • Bugfix: Fix for some missions not having a deity name.
  • Bugfix: Slope mouseover details should now be visible at the correct distance based on your digging skill and Magranon bonus if applicable.
  • Bugfix: Repair timers should now have a 2s minimum even after reduction due to deity/material, and this should result in at least some QL loss every time.
  • Bugfix: Fixed spacing issue in battlecamp raiding text.
  • Bugfix: Text space issue corrected in the care for message.
  • Bugfix: Fix for some missions not having a deity name.
  • ART Bugfix: Glimmersteel and Adamantine hammers now have the proper graphics.
  • Bugfix: Elevation is now again premium only.

200303 Hotfix 03/MAR/20

  • Bugfix: Fixed the issue with crates not being able to be dragged to or from racks and wagoner containers.
  • Bugfix: Upkeep-left info should now be consistent across all settlement management windows.
  • Bugfix: Fixed mount rotation snap staying locked when using modifier keys.
  • Bugfix: Fixed random disembarking when using mounts or vehicles.
  • Bugfix: Fixed the new saddle racks and shield racks not appearing in crafting recipes.
  • Bugfix: Fixed premium time purchases being bugged.
    • Note: If you have not received your purchased premium time, submit a /support ticket and it will be awarded back to you.

200303 Patch Notes: 03/MAR/20

  • Change: The first month 2 silver premium option has been removed. New first-time packages will appear in the shop soon instead.
    • Since its inception the 2 silver introductory offer has not served the purpose it was originally designed to do, allow new players to fund their first premium time within the game. After reviewing the information regarding first time purchasers and alts, we have decided to remove this option.
    • In the coming days we will be adding new first time packages of premium, 2 months for €7.99 or 2 months and 5 silver for €11.99 as replacement introductory offers.
    • With this we will be also beginning to phase out the existing referral system, with ingame purchases as well as the new introductory offers via the shop no longer giving a referral.
    • Ingame first time premium purchases will also no longer give 2 silver cashback, and instead will be available for 8 silver.
  • New: Shield racks and Saddle racks have been added.
    • A saddle rack will hold empty saddles, bardings, and bridles.
    • Shield rack will hold any shield.
    • Both of these will only hold 15 items.
    • Both items will show woodtype.
    • You can load 3 racks into a large cart and 12 into a wagon.
  • New: Level 100 Archaeology title added
  • New: A guaranteed creation result (no fail) has been assigned to low difficulty mass production bulk items.
    • For mass production bulk items below a certain difficulty, the item will be created even on failure, and will never be created with a QL lower than either 20 or the player’s skill, whichever is lower. Material QL cap still applies.
    • This only applies for simple item creation, not complex (multi-part) item creation.
    • This pertains to non improvable bulk items.
    • Examples of items include:
      • Plank
      • Shaft
      • Rivets
      • Stone brick
      • String of cloth
      • Large nails
      • Small nails
      • Rope
      • Thatch
      • Clay brick
      • Clay shingle
      • Pottery shingle
      • Wood shingle
      • Yarn
      • Rounded stone
      • Kindling
  • New: An effective QL curve of armour, shields, and weapons up to quality 70 has been added.
Actual QL Effective QL
1 20
10 34.7
20 43.6
30 50.4
40 56.1
50 61.2
60 65.8
70 70
80 80
90 90
100 100

  • Change: New player starting gear will be reduced in actual quality but follow the new effective quality curve on armour, shields and weapons.
    • Armour will be quality 10
    • Shield will be quality 10
    • Longsword will be quality 25.
  • Change: Follower deity bonus changes listed below:
    • The name of the deity you follow will now appear in your skill list next to the Religion catagory heading.
    • Fo
      • +15% skill gain to Nature & its sub skills, Healing & First Aid, and Cooking & its sub skills.
      • +2.5%-10% skill gain to Body Stamina, Soul Depth scaled by alignment.
      • Doubled the existing bonus to taming attempts.
      • 20% slower food/water bar drain (Replacing previous +25% food gained when eating).
      • +1 range for Gardening/Forestry-dependent mouseover info (trees, grass, etc.).
      • +10% QL gain when improving cloth items.
      • (Bugfix) Priests get defensive CR bonus on steppe in addition to the other “natural” tile types.
      • Holy Crop
        • Flower spawns will increase.
        • Grass will grow faster.
    • Vynora
      • Removed 10% skill gain bonus from applying to Characteristics.
      • Vynora followers and priests still get +10% skill gain to all other skills, except Fighting.
      • +2.5%-10% skill gain to Mind Logic, Mind Speed scaled by alignment.
      • 5% shorter action timer when building walls.
      • 10% shorter action timer when paving roads.
      • 7.5% shorter repair timer.
      • No more faith loss for non-priests destroying pavement/structures.
      • +10% QL gain when improving wooden and clay items.
      • Vynora missions will return to Freedom.
    • Magranon
      • +15% skill gain to Fighting subskills, all “weapon” skills & their subskills, and Archery & its subskills.
      • +2.5%-10% skill gain to Body Strength, Body Control scaled by alignment.
      • +1 Offensive CR (does not stack with +2 Offensive CR for priests in favoured terrain).
      • +1 range for world slope/flatness mouseover info.
      • +10% QL gain when improving metallic items.
      • Ritual of the Sun
        • Meteor showers will occur and boulder-like meteorites will land across the server which have random metal type and can be mined directly for lumps. All metals except alloys and moonmetals will be possible
        • Difficulty of mining meteorites will be lower than mining an equivalent vein in a cave, leading to higher average quality of metals.
        • Meteorites will not change terrain, and will avoid landing on highways, deeds, structures, and deep water.
    • Libila
      • +15% skill gain to Religion & its sub skills, Alchemy & its Natural Substances, and Thievery & its sub skills.
      • +2.5%-10% skill gain to Body Strength, Soul Strength scaled by alignment.
      • Ability to get meat from butchering human corpses.
      • +1 Offensive CR (does not stack with +2 Offensive CR for priests in favoured terrain).
      • +10% QL gain when improving leather items.
      • (PvE Only) “Consume Corpse” ability to regain health from corpses by consuming their residual life energy.
        • Only usable on non-butchered, non-damaged corpses, and when permissions would allow butchering.
        • Health gained scales with creature CR, depending on creature type, age, and conditions (such as Champion or Greenish).
        • Automatically targets your most severe wound, like healing spells.
        • Sets corpse as “butchered”, so there is a choice between this and butchering products.
        • When Rite of Death is in effect, Consume Corpse has a chance of triggering an effect similar to a Mindstealer enchantment.
        • 10-minute cooldown timer.
      • Rite of Death
        • Mushrooms will spawn far more often, and on significantly more tiles.
        • (PvE Only)
        • Far less skill loss on death, similar in most cases to dying on deed.
        • Libila followers and priests gain +15% combat damage (similar to a Magranon priest) and a bonus to Consume Corpse (see above) for the duration of the rite.
    • General Rite Spell Changes
      • To encourage long-term diligence instead of “grinding” them and to encourage all followers to pray from time to time instead of relying on mass-praying priests, only prayers and sermons that could cause valid Faith gains increase deity favour, which is used to charge Rite spells.
      • Your god will still retain favor if you have 30 Faith as a follower or 100 as a priest; the prayer or sermon needs to be valid and check for Faith gain, but Faith gain itself is not necessary.
    • Improvements to deity favor gain:
      • Missions now give deity favour, partially scaled by difficulty of mission.
      • Prayers and sermons now give 3 times as much deity favour as they did previously
      • Spell effect visible to players in status icons and the spell effects window, showing which Rites are in effect and when they expire.
  • Change: Pottery planters should now show “(Harvestable)” after name & planted herb/spice, but only when in a planter rack.
  • Change: Both versions of the Place command have been consolidated into one.
    • “Place” should now only appear in the main right-click menu, not under the “Move” submenu.
    • It will appear in the menu whenever it would have appeared in either place before.
    • It will automatically select the “drop & place” action when possible (i.e. when the player could pick up the item and drop it), and otherwise, it should use the slower action that moves the item across the ground in increments.
  • Change: Uncaring for a creature via right-click option now has a pop-up question asking if you’re sure you want to do it.
  • Change: Certain month based calculations are now defined as 30 days instead of 28
    • A month in upkeep is a 30 day duration.
    • Upkeep email will be sent at the 30 day mark (was previously sent at 28 days hence some confusion).
    • Characters that have never been premium will be deleted after 3 months (90 days) absence instead of 84 days
  • Change: Trader changes including placement on deed only. See list below.
    • Traders can be placed on all servers now.
    • Traders can only be placed on a deed and will disappear if the deed disbands or the trader ends up outside the deed tiles due to resizing.
    • Traders will only SELL premium items via a new shop interface.
    • You interact with a trader via using the right click menu and choose ‘Open trader store’
    • Traders will deduct the cost of your purchase from your bank account.
    • Traders will reduce the deed upkeep cost by 20%.
    • Traders no longer need to be placed inside a building in order to open shop.
    • Traders will no longer have the ‘sell’ option in their right click menu.
    • Trader items have been reduced in price.
    • The Golden Mirror has been added to traders for 15 silvers.
  • Change: Details have been added to the Marks redemption screen for the Gift Box and the Tome redemption.
    • Gift Box item chances:
      • 65% – sleep powder
      • 10% – seryll lump, glimmersteel lump, adamantine lump
      • <1% – star gems, imbue potions, Rod of Transmutation, staff of land, pale mask, rare strange bone, cavalier helmet, plumed helm of the hunt, mask of the challenger, challenge statue
    • Magical Tome variations
      • Available variants: Red tome, Tome of incineration, Green Tome of Magic, Black tome, Blue tome, White tome, Libram of the night
  • Change: Large planter box farming adjusted to be more in line with tile based farming.
    • Rake quality, rarity, player skill, as well as just general tending of the crop will both increase yield and quality of the growing crop, matching that of tile based farming.
    • Harvest quality will now match that of tile farming.
  • Change: Level 70 butchering title changed to Slicer for both male and female.
  • Change: Creator signatures have been added to tapestries.
  • Change: The Stone Strike enchant bonus has been increased to up to 60% so that it’s beneficial at any mining level.
  • Bugfix: A number of tooltips have been fixed for grammar, spelling, clarity and factual information. See notes below:
    • Grammar fixes:
      • Added ending punctuation for effect descriptions that were missing them, for consistency
      • In-game stats that need to be recognized as such now have initial caps, e.g. “Fighting” skill and “Combat Rating”
      • Some other minor grammar corrections to individual descriptions
      • Factual errors/Outdated info:
      • Corrected Excel description to properly state it’s a defensive CR bonus, not a parrying bonus
      • Corrected healing resistance description to say it applies to magical healing, not just the Heal spell
      • Corrected PoP Stamina of the Vibrant Light description; it’s not 50% of anything
      • Corrected PoK death protection description, as it does protect fighting-related skills, just not Fighting
      • Clarifications:
      • Clarified PoL healing (previous description made it sound like your natural regen is 1.5 times as fast, which is wrong or at least very misleading)
      • Clarified Goat Shape affecting climbing ability, not the skill itself (this is also in line with the spell description itself)
      • Clarified confusing phrasing on stamina ring effect description
      • Added “for new players” to all newbie buffs, previously only on one of them, for more clarity to newbies
      • Added specific numbers for sorcery damage reduction buffs, since the damage increase debuffs had them and this info is already public.
    • Misc.:
      • Several god-related effect names and descriptions were somehow swapped. For instance, Spirit Fervor was instead named “Deity combat rating bonus” with “Spirit Fervor” as the description. This has been rectified.
  • Bugfix: Various spelling and grammar fixes.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue where the improve icon on a high quality item with a high skill would often not change to the proper icon.
  • Bugfix: Fixed meditation rug rarity-based bonus to meditation skillgain.
    • Rare = 10% bonus to skillgain.
    • Supreme = 20% bonus to skillgain.
    • Fantastic = 30% bonus to skillgain.
  • Bugfix: Mashed, minced, wrapped, and non-raw (cooked, steamed, fried etc.) food should no longer go into FSBs.
    • The following items will still go into bulk bins:
      • Flour
      • Dough
      • Filleted fish/meat
      • Diced meat
      • Chopped vegetables
      • Ground herbs and spices
  • Bugfix: Referrals should now properly grant 1500 marks upon redemption.
  • Bugfix: Another fix to resolve instant decay of anchors when raised.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a few issues with recipes and ingredients as stated below.
  • Prevent more salty and non-salty liquid foods from mixing.
  • Corrected Lore option mistaking white sauce for mayonnaise
  • Show more information for simpler items in recipes e.g. “fish fillet <snook>”.
  • Bugfix: You can no longer take a portion of honey or use the place keybind on liquids.
  • Bugfix: Fixed some combat issues resulting in the priority issues change.
  • PvP Change: Elevation is now a Premium Only server.
    • If you are currently on Elevation and not premium you will be given a chance to leave the server for either your Home Server or Freedom Isles.
  • PvP Bugfix: Possible fix for an issue which would cause the founding of a PMK to crash instead of properly completing the founding.
  • ART bugfix: Pickaxe heads should now have the correct model.

Client Update

  • New: Holding autowalk key instead of pressing it once will align your mount or vehicle to nearest 45 degree angle
  • New: Added mount controls option to the Game settings
    • This replaced the "Rotate player with mount" option
    • You can either use the regular control scheme (no change), rotate player with mount, or rotate mount towards the camera when moving
  • Change: The third person camera is now more smooth when riding a horse
  • Bugfix: Added the third person keybinds (CHANGE_VIEW, ZOOM_OUT, ZOOM_IN) to the keybind settings
  • Bugfix: Adjusted the quality of water reflections

200102 Patch Notes: 2/FEB/20

  • Change: The Marks store random affinity feature will now exclude Hammers category (artifacts).
  • Change: Affinities will now work for Fighting skillgain.
  • Bugfix: Change ‘random ore’ to ‘chosen ore’ in the Marks shop’s description of the rod of transmutation.
  • Bugfix: Fixed Stone Stike so that it can only be cast on pickaxes.
  • Bugfix: Fixed spelling error of receive on Marks and Jackal shops.
  • Bugfix: The monthly skin target item name will now be more specific.
  • Bugfix: Fixed Jackal portals reopening after finished Rifts.

200131 Patch Notes Hotfix 2 31/JAN/2020

  • Hotfix: Fixed meditation rug refreshing issue for users with no path chosen.
  • Hotfix: People who have had their Marks zeroed should now have the correct value shown.

200131 Patch Notes Hotfix 1 31/JAN/2020

The initial end date of the free faith transfers has been moved to May 1st, 2020

  • Hotfix: The Marks store should be open to check the status of your Marks.
  • Hotfix: Fixed Jackal store closing which was unintended.
  • Hotfix: Fixed meditation rug refreshing issue for users with no path chosen.
  • Hotfix: Server transfer issues should be fixed.
  • Client fix: Toned down water lighting.
  • Client fix: Third person camera will now respect the mouse sensitivity setting.
  • Client fix: Backpacks will now appear on your character when using the third person camera.

200130 Patch Notes 30/JAN/2020


  • Every purchase of premium time will award our new loyalty currency "Marks"
  • The following amounts will be awarded for each premium type:
    • 15 days from token: 1000
    • 20 days from referral: 1500
    • 30 days from token: 3000
    • 30 days from shop: 4500
  • Any single purchase of six months will award 3000 marks as a bonus
  • Any single purchase of twelve months will award 6000 marks as a bonus
  • Purchases of silver coins will award 20 marks per silver purchased
  • Marks are awarded at time of purchase
  • Past marks will be awarded at a reduced rate of 1000 marks per month of premium since december 2013 with a cap of 50k points
  • Players with premium time already purchased prior to this addition will receive extra 3000 Marks for each full month of premium left

Mark Store

  • The store will launch on February 1st in order to ensure the systems to award the marks is working correctly
  • You will need to be premium in order to make any purchase from the token
  • Marks can be used to purchase some trader goods and special loyalty items from a settlement token, the following new items are possible
    • Wooden nameplate: Allows you to rename any domestic creature as well as unicorns and hell horses
    • Magical Ink: Allows you to append your name to an item as well as give the item a unique name
    • Gift pack: Random item from assorted list
    • Skin of the month: Monthly skin release that changes on the 1st of every month
    • Random Affinity: An affinity is given chosen at random
    • Care for one more creature: Increases care for slots by 1 (one use only)
    • Faith Swap: Allows you to swap faith without any penalty one time
    • Meditation path change: Allows you to switch meditation paths without cooldown one time
    • Magical Tome: Single use magical tome chosen at random

Jackal closing and player transfers.

  • With the stronghold defeated and the lands of Jackal cleansed, we will be closing this round of the server.
  • As of this update, lodestones on Freedom will no longer work
  • When you enter the game on Jackal, you'll be transferred to Freedom within two minutes of logging in
  • Make sure you log in to transfer off Jackal if you haven't yet - the server will still be open to transfer you back with skill and Jackal points for a month
  • After that it will be closed and everyone who hasn't transferred back will be returned without Jackal skillgain or points being updated

Deity Rebalance and Player God Removal

  • If you were a follower of a player deity, you should revert back to one of the base gods
    • Current full deity list is: Fo, Vynora, Magranon, Libila
  • Magranon has 2 new spells:
    • Magranons Fire
      • This spell lights all lightable objects and fuels them up to maximum fuel at 100 power
      • 10 Second cast
      • 40 faith unlock
      • 10 favor cost
      • 10 difficulty
    • Stone Strike:
      • Improves chance of successful surface mining action
      • 20 second cast
      • 75 faith unlock
      • 50 favor cost
      • 60 difficulty
  • Disintegrate has been updated to remove chunks of mining actions from a vein instead of a low chance to destroy it outright.
    • This removes 3 * cast power ore from the wall
  • Wooden and stone altars have been changed to their base gods, metal altars of removed deities have become unblessed
    • A single faith transfer is available - use the /transfer command to access it. The transfer is available until 1st April 2020 and will be disabled afterwards.
    • Favor on chopped vegetables has been reduced by half
    • Favor for just about everything else has been increased
    • Libila now uses butchered animal parts as a special favor item
    • Spell resistances on pvp servers have been reduced from 10+ groups of resistance down to just 2 Pillar Damage/All Other Damage
    • Favor values are not set in stone and we are open to constructive discussion on further balancing moving on from here

Miscellaneous Changes

  • You may now again sail between Epic servers.
  • Medium wooden shields now have two dye parts which can be different colours.
  • * Secondary dyed section can be removed with a metal brush.
  • The status bar for sailing which is found under the health bar as you are commanding, can now be used to change the state by clicking on the icons.
  • Shod clubs dropped by trolls and the troll king are now repairable and can be imped. Woodtype on the troll king's club is oakenwood.
  • Mooring anchors can no longer be placed into bulk storage units but can now be improved and repaired.
  • Changes to keybinds (mostly bringing the keybindings tab in the launcher up to date): Listed below.
    • Cure light, cure medium and cure serious keybinds will now work targeting players as well (and creatures).
    • Added keybind for Destroy wall and Destroy pavement.
    • Libilas Demise, Magranons Shield, Vynoras Demise, Fos Demise, Libilas Shielding, and Magranons Demise are replaced with:
    • Corrosion, Acid Protection, Frost Protection, Poison Protection, Blaze and Glacial in the keybindings tab in the launcher.
    • Fos Touch was removed, since the replacement was Inferno in the keybindings tab in the launcher.
    • Selfhealer Demise is renamed to Monster demise and Dragons demise to Legendary demise in the keybindings tab in the launcher.
    • Removed Fungus and changed Vynora's Hand to Fire Protection in the keybindings tab in the launcher.
  • Stamina loss on boats has been removed on PvE servers.

Bug Fixes

  • Bugfix: You can no longer plant an herb / spice into a planter that already has something planted in it
  • Bugfix: Never been lit torches and lanterns will no longer take damage in inventory or on merchants
  • Bugfix: The one time transfer from Path of Insanity to another meditation path has been activated on the live servers again and will remain until the 1st of March 2020
  • Bugfix: Fixed a few bridge/building disembarking and passage issues.
    • You should now be able to command a vehicle from a steep bridge into a house with flooring on the ground floor level
    • Disembarking and dropping through bridges connected via buildings should be fixed, with the caveat that it might sometimes (in the same situations only) block entrance to the bridge fully and require moving slightly to the side to enter it properly
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue where a vehicle would appear on a different floor upon disembarking
  • Bugfix: Planter must now be in the same structure and on the same floor level as the player to be used
  • Bugfix: Mooring anchors should no longer instant-decay when being raised as was happening in some cases
  • Bugfix: Replaced the 'place' option for hitching posts. Note that the removal of place for vehicles was intended, so not a bug
  • Bugfix: Models on ground items will now update properly on empty / full states
  • Bugfix: You can no longer fillet meat or fish that is diced, minced, chopped or not raw
  • Bugfix: Various spelling and text issues as listed below:
    • Candles made from beeswax should now show quality and damage on examine as do the candles made from fat
    • Descriptions on various cloth and leather items were changed from sown to sewn. (ie. Satchel: A piece of cloth sewn with thick threads into a satchel perfect for carrying about the back)
    • Construction Marker description changed from build to building
    • Cloth shoe description spelling corrected to interwoven
    • Fixed spelling error for fried steak, beef examine
    • Fixed spelling error for marmalade examine
    • Fixed grammar and capitalization in event message when player attempts to dye chairs
    • Fixed various plural and grammar issues with recipes and taking portions of recipes.
  • Bugfix: Fixed an issue which surfaced when making bait from corn dough.
  • Bugfix: Floats, lines and hooks should no longer decay while inside a tackle box in inventory.
  • Bugfix: Tweaked the deed disbanding email method to help ensure that all emails get sent properly and on a timely basis.
  • Bugfix: Sacrifice will no longer occur alongside the already ongoing action.
    • The ongoing action will cancel and sacrifice will take priority, continuing with the regular queue once sacrifice has completed
    • This is to allow sacrificing to work while in combat
  • Bugfix: Moonmetals should no longer lose weight when put into a bsb and taken out again. Note that some lumps with less than .10 weight will still loose a small bit of weight when put into a bsb

Client Changes

  • New: Third person camera view added.
    • An optional 3rd person camera view has been added.
    • Default keybind is V to enter 3rd person view.
    • The Minus and Plus keys will zoom in and zoom out.
    • New keybindings mapped by default: ZOOM_OUT (minus), ZOOM_IN (plus), CHANGE_VIEW (V)
  • Change: The JVM memory settings have been tweaked to address situations with excessive memory usage

200116 Patch Notes 16/JAN/2020

  • New: You can now craft bedrolls, similar to the 2019 Christmas Gift version.
    • Bedroll requires tent owned by player within 2 tiles.
    • Bedroll can only be slept on by the person who dropped it, also only picked up by the person who dropped it.
    • A player will get 75% of the normal bed sleep bonus gain for the crafted bedrolls..
    • The Christmas Gift version allows full sleep bonus and has a unique texture.
    • Bedrolls (both crafted and festive) take damage on use, decay as usual, are repairable and impable.
  • Bugfix: Due to festive bedrolls not being repairable before, they’ve been restored to 99QL.
  • Bugfix: All items should take the same damage on lava now (1dmg per 15min).
  • Bugfix: Corpses are now blocked from mailing.