So last night I decided to really get into this Wurm Online game as really see what its all about.
So first off I made my character on Deliverance and started out in Green Dog. I took a few minutes to browse the Wiki to get the basics down and then just headed out into the wilderness. I didnt stray too far from Green Dog cause unlike other MMOs, you are not a bad ass hero. I beat the shit out of a young deer and an adolescent Dog as I made my way around the area. Theres no map, and a compass that only works when sitting still so getting lost was a real concern. My biggest issue I was having was there were no trees in the area as its a newbie area and everyone slaughters the trees so quickly. This is where my adventure begins.
I decided that I would be the sole protector of the forest and start replanting tree around Green Dog, to do this you need to get sprouts from trees using a sickle, that you dont start with. I headed up the side of a mountain where no one seemed to have been recently and started prospecting, looking for the elusive iron ore so I could begin my sickle making. After maybe 20 minutes, bang, I found a spot that said that there was iron in the area. So I began tunneling, after a good long while I finally broke into the side of the mountain and could begin mining. So first off I prospected all the walls of the cave in hopes the ore was there. No luck, damn it. So I start mininh straight ahead picking and picking until finally I break the wall and open up more area. Prospecting again… Nothing, damnit. So another round of mining, and it seemed to go faster this time as I broke down the wall and went in deeper. I prospected and woot! There was the iron ore just waiting for me to take it. So away I went, I got 5 ore then realized i was way encumbered. So a basically crawled back to Green Dog where there was a forge and started heating my ore to lumps so it was manageable. I went back to the mine all happy but I needed more ore! So I did the same thing again. After the second time I was tired of the walk and found out you can heat ore in any old fire! Holy shit, I can build a asembly line in the cave and produce a ton of Iron lumps.
So away to the forest I went to find an old tree to cut down for wood, kindling, a a handle for my someday soon sickle. But I learned sometimes things arent as easy as they seem. I took my few logs i could cary and tried and tried and tried to make a fire and failed a dozen times. I had to go back out for more wood. Finally after what seemed like an eternity I finally got my fire and started mining. I would hit mine, grab the ore and toss it in the fire and combine any lumps that were glowing. I had an amazing system going, ore, lumps amd mining was one well oiled machine! Once I had what seemed like a fair amount I started to look at what I could make. Well shit, I have to make a small anvil, ok fine. I make a small anvil and start to see what I can make. Hmm no sickle blade, maybe i have to be a higher skill to get it. So away I go making blades using ore and time. Finally after a while I got irritated it wasnt showing yet and asked around and found out I need a large anvil. Goddamnit, back to mining. I got enough ore and made my large anvil. It was late, and I was groggy and ready to call it a night. But I knew I had to finish what I started. So I got enough ore for a sickle blade and there it was, ready to be made. Failed… Fuck…. Enough ore again, bam! Sickle blade. I carve up my log, im all pumped up, I will finally complete the quest to make a sickle thats taken me 3 hours. I click create, its almost 2 am, I really need sleep, the bar is crusing along, i totally got it. You came so close but failed to make a sickle. And the blade got broken in the process. Fuck this, i will finish this quest tommorow.
Heh. I had a blast playing for hours, I got nothing done and in the end failed at what I was trying to do. But ya know what. Its motivating me to get back and finish the fight vs the sickle!