The Friend Experiment: Newbie Edition


It finally happened! We got our friend to play Wurm Online. After two full years of trying to convince Sacha to play Wurm Online with us, he has finally agreed to delve into the sandbox. With the Factional Fight brothers as a personal Wurm resource, Sacha heads out to complete the goals that are presented to him. In this weeks episode, Sacha is tasked with finding a Bartender and making a clay jar. Observe a true newbie perspective as Sacha attempts to learn his way around the game.

Wurm Online is an MMORPG sandbox set in a persistent, seamless fantasy world. It has a completely skill based leveling system, and a world you can fully shape to your needs. It has an unlimited free trial with an optional premium service costing 8 euros a month.

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I think he should make a butchering knife so that if he comes across a FFA carcass unbutchered he will be on his way to making leather armor. Sure he can use his newbie shortsword which can be mentioned, but having the proper tool is always better. Having the iron to make rivets would be a plus. This way he can learn about how items are first made at their base quality, then learn about improving (when he has the tools to do a more complete imp).

It's all about survival at the beginning after all. 

He needs to have ground into his mind: "The wiki is your friend. The wiki is your friend. The wiki is your friend.", as well as "right click is your friend...". You should also let him know about the key binding guide(s) where you can set up the keybind exec files so you can switch between keybind sets for foraging, mining, digging, etc.

As far as what Adam said about "a steep learning curve", huh...Eve Online makes this look easy. It is only relatively steep because 99% of the tutorial, or what should be in it, is non existent, for now, until they improve it. The last time I went through it (and I only started the first character 4-5 weeks ago) the digging portion wasn't working. I received messages that said I couldn't dig there for some reason, "odd", or some such word.

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