A team of explorers situated in the Botany Bay region have recently been heard telling tales of untouched lands and untold glory. They speak of never before seen mountains, islands and lakes – and possibly riches – but they need your help. Their exploration camp in the new lands is surrounded by dangerous creatures and wild terrain that must be tamed. They are currently recruiting KangaWU residents to volunteer for a mission back to these lands to destroy the creatures and take control of the lands. The mission begins on the 23rd of December, are you brave enough?
Coming to KangaWU on Saturday the 23rd of December will be a new server with a brand new map for players to travel, explore and deed. The new server will be dubbed the Dropbear server and will be accessible via the main KangaWU server. This is going to be a new permanent server, so will be around for as long as KangaWU is around.
As everyone knows, Dropbears are deceptively large, and it is the same for the new map on the Dropbear server, which will be a full 4096×4096 – 4 times the size of the main KangaWU map. To compensate for this, there will also be an increase in creature counts compared to the main server, as well as a higher aggressive creature rate.
Travel to the new Dropbear server will be available via a portal at Botany Bay on the main server for the first couple of weeks after opening, with players only being able to take items in their inventory across – no creatures or vehicles. Early in January after some exploration has been made and a foothold secured by the players, the borders between the main server and Dropbear will be connected, and boats will be able to travel back and forth at will. After the borders are opened, the portal at Botany Bay will still be available as well.
Teamwork will be necessary for the first while as the portal will drop everyone at the exploration camp, deep in wilderness and surrounded by aggressive creatures. We hope to see you at Botany Bay on Saturday, ready to explore new lands!
Introducing the new KangaWU Adventures server, a place to test your mettle and survive against the wilderness and gain some extra resources as you go.
KangaWU Adventures is a new server that you can travel to from the portal at Botany Bay on the main server – however there is a catch. You cannot take any items through the portal – including inventory items and equipped items – and when you die on this server, you will respawn back on the main server with no skill loss. When you take the portal to the adventures server, you will spawn at a random spot across the map and have to figure out how to survive, explore and gather before finding a way to sail across the border back to the main server. Anything that you have on you when you cross the border back to the main server will stay with you.
The adventures server does however pose a larger threat than the main server with increased spawn rates of aggressive creatures and you are unable to place a deed, so starting out will be a challenge in itself to survive to the point where you can reliably defend yourself. To help with this, a few changes have been made to foraging and rummaging to make things slightly easier. Foraging on tree tiles will give branches more often than before, foraging on grass tiles now have a chance to give rock shards as well as low quality iron rock, and rummaging on rock tiles now has a chance to give low quality steel as well as flint. It is suggested that you look up crude tools on the wurmpedia and how to use them to start from scratch.
For those that manage to survive the dangers of the adventures server, you will be rewarded by a higher rate of ores all across the map including glimmersteel and adamantine, some specially placed reward items in hard to reach places for the expert explorers, and a new ‘kill token’ item that you will receive from every creature killed on the server. These kill tokens scale to the difficulty of the creature you kill, and can be combined into a single token to save inventory space. If you manage to make it off of the server, you’ll be able to bring back all items and resources gathered from the adventures server for use back on the main server. Kill tokens will be able to be traded to a special merchant at Botany Bay down the line for prizes relevant to your kill token value.
So to recap: Empty inventory, take portal, don’t die, explore, gather, don’t die, find a way off the server without dying, claim rewards. Easy.
KangaWU is an Australian based Wurm Unlimited server, hosted out of Sydney for low ping times for players in the Oceanic region. KangaWU has been online since the first day Wurm Unlimited was released, and is not going anywhere anytime soon. With a great community of players, we welcome others from anywhere in the world, not just Oceania, so feel free to jump on and have a look around.
Some useful information about the server can be found below:
The server map (available at http://kangawu.com.au/map/) will now update automatically each day.
Backups will no longer be kept, so if you want to keep your own backups you will have to download the fully loaded image.
We’ve just added a store section to the website. From there you will be able to purchase silver coins for use in game – whether that use is trading with other players or buying items from the GM-Stocked merchants at Botany Bay.
All proceeds from this store will be going towards keeping the server running. With server costs currently sitting around $150 per month, we are hoping that this store will help cover the costs of the server. You will be able to see the current costs total from the progress bar on the sidebar of the website. Any excess money from each month will roll over to the following month to be used on server costs then. Server payments are due around the middle of each month, so expect the progress bar to reset or roll over around this time each month.
PLEASE NOTE: For the time being these payments are handled manually, so if I’m not around at the time, you will not get your coins in-game until I’m back and can do it. Having said that, if I’m at my computer and see the email come through, you’ll have the coins within a minute or two – so for most of the time there shouldn’t be a delay. We hope to replace this with an automated system in the near future.
Please make sure you enter your character name on the Paypal instructions area, as this is how we know what account to add the coins to.
The Botany Bay Mercantile is available to purchase items previously available on the Trader that has since been removed, along with a small selection of otherwise unobtainable items. The trader items will be restocked when low, but the special items may not be – so don’t expect to find more of the same once the items that are there now are all gone. Each restock we will likely stock the merchants with other special items, so each time will be a bit different. These are meant to be a coin sink to remove some coin from circulation, keeping the need for coin influx from the store (and thus helping the server stay running), so don’t expect these items to be too cheap.
You can access this store page from here or from the Store link on the sidebar.