Steam Launch Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What size will the new servers be?
A: New PvE server will be 4096×4096, the size of Independence. More details on the PvP map will be announced at a later date.
Q: Will the servers be connected to the Freedom Cluster?
A: The new servers coming along with the Steam release will be disconnected from the current servers, similar to how Pristine and Release were at their launch.
Q: Will the new servers eventually be connected to the old ones?
A: This depends on many factors, and is not something we can answer at this point. We are definitely not looking at connecting them any time soon, but it’s a possibility in the future.
Q: Can I play on the Steam servers without using Steam? Can I play on the old servers through the Steam client?
A: Yes to both! While you cannot log in onto old accounts from Steam, or onto Steam accounts from our standalone client, both of those will allow you to create a character and play on all of the available servers.
Q: Will the new servers have a different skill rate or the skilling system?
A: No, the servers will have the same skilling system as all current PvE servers. We won’t be using the skilling system that’s currently in use on Epic.
Q: How will players become priests without other priests around?
A: The GM team will be helping out with follower and priest conversions for a short time period after the server launches.
Q: Can you connect to the Epic cluster from the new servers?
A: No, at least not at the time of launch.
Q: Are we able to use multiple accounts on Steam?
A: You will be able to create multiple characters through the Wurm Online Steam client. You can use certain workarounds to run multiple game instances on Steam, and we believe that will also work, for running multiple Steam characters at the same time.
Q: Will the Steam client be free to download and play?
A: Yes, same as the standalone Wurm Online client.
Q: Can I purchase premium time and silver coins through Steam?
A: Yes. Accounts made through Steam will be able to purchase premium time and silver coins only through Steam, and accounts made on our standalone registration site will only be able to purchase premium and silvers through the shop on our website.
Q: Can I log into my old accounts from the Steam client?
A: No, you can only log into your account using the Steam client if you have started playing through Steam, otherwise you have to use the standalone client available on our website.
Q: Are there any benefits to playing through Steam?
A: Not really – the Steam client is mostly aimed at new players discovering Wurm through Steam. For our established players wanting to try out the new servers, we recommend using our standalone client.
Q: Will PvP launch at the same time?
A: At this moment, we’re aiming to launch both PvP and PvE at the same time.
Q: Will items and skills transfer between the PvE and PvP servers?
A: Items will not transfer between the new PvE and PvP servers. We are however currently planning on skills transferring between the two.