whats best for me!
Well, I thought I'd leave it a few weeks before answering this point. To me there is a clear winner!
The Community - I see some people slating this now, and maybe for them, "it's not the same" but for me, it's still very much a plus point about Wurm. I'll give three specific examples (bare with me folks!)
When I first visited Wurm Online, all I knew was that I wanted to get to PCG Village, as I subscribe the mag (still do!) and thought it would be a good place to start, so i followed the guide in these forums and got promptly killed by wolves just north of the Steppes! So, undeterred, I restarted back at The Howl and made it second time around. When I got there, I had nothing except the default tools and virtually zero skills. In stepped Fishmatrician, on that first night, he showed me around the whole village and let me use use house/bed/oven etc whilst I waited to officially join the village and skill up. I would probably have stopped playing without his help as you get frustrated very quickly as a newbie
As a second example, after a while of skill building and learning what on earth Wurm is all about, I decided to explore and then set up my own Settlement. I had lots of general help from those in PCG Village, got my Settlement form, and set off in to the unknown! I walked for ages, trying to find a suitable place, and struggled, got lost and completely disoriented, and whilst doing this I fell down a steep bank and got seriously hurt, but struggled on, then I happened along a random player, who could tell I was beaten up, so took me to his place nearby and patched me back to full health without me asking. He then made some suggestions as where to find a decent place.
The third and final example was once I arrived at my new home, I laid my token, and set about the task of making it fit for use. A big problem I had was that I mis-judged the distance to the nearest mine, and it was off deed, and I couldnt expand over to it. So I made contact to someone in my "local" who found a spot inside my deed and shifted half a mountain to allow me to get the mine active (as I didn;t have the skills to do it anytime soon.
So there you have it,three examples of Community spirit inside a real life span of about ten days.
Last edited by Solmark; 03-14-2011 at 04:36 PM.