Wurm Online touts its sandbox features in a video ahead of its Steam release

    
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Wurm Online touts its sandbox features in a video ahead of its Steam release

There’s less than a week now before Steam players will get to experience the original Wurm Online, but just what sorts of experiences are waiting for them when they give this sandbox MMO a shot on official servers instead of on Wurm Unlimited? That’s the question being answered by developer Code Club AB with a shiny new trailer that showcases the variety of things players are capable of.

The video gives a pretty scripted but concise look at the things that can be done, focusing chiefly on the large variety of pastoral pursuits from crafting to farming. The trailer also showcases how players themselves can leave a mark on the world, whether it’s through creating trade, building infrastructure like roads, or coming together to form entire kingdoms using the various tools at their disposal. Of course, it also touts some of the combat-minded features, whether it’s monster slaying or outright PvP.

While Wurm Online is headed to Steam, it’s still an otherwise actively updated MMO, which means there’s a patch that was applied on Friday that applied simple tweaks to a few UI-related things. But you’re perhaps not here for that. You’re here for a trailer, which we’ve got after the break.

sources: YouTube, official site, with thanks to Andrea for the tip!

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Zero_1_Zerum

It has PVP? Is it optional?
I’m asking because I never PVP, so I don’t play games where I can’t avoid it.

Everything else sounds cool, game even looks beautiful, I’d love to be able to play it. But, not having any choice about PVP would ruin the experience for me. I’ve been wanting to play an open world sandbox MMO for a long time, but the ones I’ve heard of have open non-consensual PVP.

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KatsPurr

Yes, the PvP and PvE servers are completely separate, no worries!

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silverlock

It’s an interesting game but if the RNG gods are angry at you it can become punishingly grindy like the time it took me three hours to make a wooden hammer. And yes I realize that that was almost certainly a statistical outlier and all the skill ups I got during that run would mean it wouldn’t take anywhere near that long next time and would help me make other things as well but that sort of thing can happen in this game.

This game is a true sandbox with mines and farms and boats. If you’ve yet to find an mmo that is sandboxy enough for you give this one a look.

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KatsPurr

It is very true that the beginning is super grindy. But what I love about Wurm is that the higher your skills get, the faster and easier you’re able to do stuff with less failures. So essentially, the game just gets better and better and better the longer you play.

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Bruno Brito

TheHiveLeader puts it best for me when talking about LiF:

“To people who enjoy it, this game must be incredible and give them the chance of having an actual impact on a game…but to me, it’s the equivalent of playing a loading screen.”

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hooby _

So, did they yank out that real money part?

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Bryan Turner

So looking at this trailer it’s not a Gank Box then? There are separate servers for PVP?

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KatsPurr

Separate servers for PvP, yes.

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Bruno Brito

As long as it has 3rd view, i’m playing the fuck out of this.

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KatsPurr

Recently 3rd person view was added to the game, yes.

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Bruno Brito

Nice. It pleases me greatly. Is the Steam release free? I know that WO can be played for free with some restrictions.

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KatsPurr

Yep! The exact same system as the original servers. So F2P. But your skills will be capped at 20.0/100.0 and to raise them further you need premium. But quite honestly, by the time you reach that point you’ll have gotten a good enough idea of whether you like the game or not. The really cool thing about Wurm, is that you have the possibility to also earn in-game money with which you can also pay your premium time. For instance, do a work gig for a veteran and dig up some dirt. You get paid + the skills you accumulate from digging and they’re a happy customer because they can now terraform without having to do the tedious manual labor. Win win!

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Bruno Brito

Yeah, i’m ok with that for now. Most of what impedes me about buying games is the conversion rate for Brazilian Reais which is ludicrous right now ( 5x the price ).

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silverlock

Well in that case I’ll certainly have to give this another look anyway.