Post by elfin on Mar 31, 2018 19:42:44 GMT
LIBERTY LIVES 6
Badgirl - Scarlet Lands
Badgirl - Scarlet Lands
Badgirl - Scarlet Lands
If you are hunting or exploring in the south of Liberty you will probably come across a little settlement around a lake. Here you will find Badgirl, who Elfin met while they worked alongside each other building the third starter town in Sklotopolis, Genesis, and who is the subject of our latest Liberty Lives.
Badgirl lives at her deed, Scarlet Lands, named because she had some red coloured lamps from her initial deed a little further up the lake shore. Her neighbours are her real life husband, Iamyourfather and her son, Izukana.
Badgirl never knows when she has to drop everything to deal with real life situations. Playing computer games enables her to relax and be a part of an active community while at the same time enabling her to stop at any given time to log out. She finds that real life can be stressful at times and playing Wurm is a way of chilling out.
Elfin was not surprised to find Badgirl mining out a marble vein in Iamyourfathers’ mine. She is a mining machine. To the ringing of her pickaxe they chatted about her experiences in Liberty.
Badgirl: “Hi Elfin, I hope you don’t mind if I continue mining, I would like to get a mining tick today, dunno if that will happen of course.”
Elfin: “No, that’s fine, we can talk while you work. How did you come to play Wurm?”
Badgirl: “To be honest it was down to my brother. Years ago he got me into it. He was playing on Deliverance and he told Izu’ about it I watched Izu’ playing it and thought, oh, that looks good. I did stay with my brother at first but then wanted a deed and from there I have played on and off.
“I have always been into gaming. My Dad was the computer man, so from three years old we had computers. I have played too many games to mention them all but I have played WoW over the years and UT99 where we use to be in a clan and play matches a lot, it is also where we met people online and we did meet some in person. I have played pretty much anything from, GTA to Gold, with friends.
“Wurm is not hard as such, or any more difficult than most games I have played before. We used to play Conquer online, not a nice game as such when it comes to people, plus it was all about killing where as Wurm is so different in both community and game play.
“The strangest part is handing items to people to be improved and getting them back. We had never played such a trusting game before. We say that quite often as with the other games we played there was more scamming and hacking than anything.”
Elfin: “Where did the name Badgirl come from?”
Badgirl: “My name comes from a long time ago, back in the days of UT99. The first name I ever used was yeah212. I then changed it to y212 as I didn’t have much imagination. From there it became Badgirl which I have used on most games ever since.”
Elfin: “I’m impressed by the way you are swinging that pickaxe, have you always loved mining?”
Badgirl: “No! I hated it. That’s how I got Iam’ playing. He came as my mining slave.”
Elfin: “And how did you come to Sklotopolis?”
Badgirl: “It was down to Izu’. We were on Wyrven and he looked for another server which happened to be this one, the next day Wyrven shut down and of course the rest is history. I swore I would never leave WO but with three of us in the house playing the cost was a lot. Deed plus premium etc.”
Elfin: “So you had a deed each?”
Badgirl: “Oh yes, I could not live with Iam’. We have different ideas on how to make deeds. He is all about building, he loves it.”
“Our first thoughts were Izu’ could make us a server which he did for a while but Wurm for me is not just the game, it’s the community. No fun with just three people. So other than looking for an active server, that’s about it. Not that a server with a lot of people on it means that it’s good. Until you play, you never know. Wyrven had a lot but was not what I would call a nice community. Sklo’ has the right balance of everything especially the people. It’s an amazing community with nice people. ”
Badgirl shared how, when she came to Sklotopolis, she spawned at Haven. She wanted to join Izu’ who had joined earlier and found a lake in the south of Liberty.
Badgirl: “Izu’ didn’t have a deed so I ran all the way to him. He wanted to be around a lake and it was empty other than one inactive deed. I ran to where my deed is now. From Haven it was just me on a lone horse, running through the desert, over land, being chased by mobs. I made sure I had the map up so I didn’t get lost. I do not remember meeting anyone, maybe I did.
“Once I arrived at the lake I remember walking all round it to find a place to deed. I chose where all the clay was. That was bad idea to be honest, that’s why I have moved further down the road now.”
We interrupted the interview as we had to celebrate a special moment.
Badgirl: “Sorry to change the subject - whoop, I got a mining tick. Now I am .999916”
Elfin: “Whoop, congratulations on the mining skill tick.”
Badgirl: “Thanks, I am mining marble that Iam’ wants gone but he does have more veins for me. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. It’s a tunnel he made up to his top tier. It’s in the entrance on the side, if you get me, and he wants to clad it.”
“Well not long after me, Iam’ came on too. His name was just to annoy Izu’. At the time there was no plans on staying to be honest, it was more seeing what it was like. So Iamyourfather was made just because he was Izu’s father. He didn’t tell him he was making a character, he just did it. Then waited for him to see the name.”
Elfin: “That would have been so funny.”
Badgirl: “But of course after that we deeded separately, of course. l built my first road to Iam’s deed.”
Badgirl shared how Izu’, Iamyourfather and herself always start as a miniature community. Each doing a different skill so that they all benefit.
Badgirl: “I worked on my carpentry, its always been the thing I do, Iam’ does blacksmithing and so does Izu’ and I do carpentry. It is something I have always enjoyed, even on WO. We always try to do something each so we can help each other, that way we always have weapons and tools etc’.
“A while after, we told our friend Droc we were playing and he got the game and came on. He settled at the south end of the lake at first, Seal Lake as we called it as when we started seals were everywhere around here.”
Elfin: “So how did you become a miner? You say you disliked it in WO.”
Badgirl: “As we were on a lake with no sea access I decided to make a boat tunnel, not something I had ever done before. I like a challenge. I checked out the south and it had a kind of dock inside that had closed up. I got that open, not my best effort to be honest, but I have learned over time. I always remember Daria having to come and move a row boat for me. Of course at that the point, I had to make myself a Magranon priest as I didn’t want make a load of support beams. I remember I was shocked that it didn’t take me months. Now if someone mentions they want mining done I’m like running to them.”
“Hmm, this reminds me of someone who helped me, he used to live on Izu’s deed. Grumpyoldman was his name. He helped me with the roof. A nice person who played for while then just left. I think he had a lot on in real life to be honest.
“I did not set out to level my mining, it was just fun. I found it an achievement to stand back afterwards and look at it. I was told by some that it would never be used as people didn’t use boats. And of course once it was finished I needed another challenge. So I did one to the lake above us”.
Badgirl reflected that her deed is an ongoing project. How she will begin something then, “I suddenly change my mind or find something else to do.”
“The community is fun, even with the ups and downs. It’s like a family at the end of the day, you spend enough time together and there will be disagreements.”
Elfin mentioned the wonderful pictures that Badgirl takes of events in Sklotopolis.
Badgirl: “Hmm the pics idea came from WO, they always took them. I didn’t get to go to most events but I could see what happened. I see taking pics as a good way to show others how things went and what it looked like. Plus I feel it’s good to advertise the server to be honest. To show how much fun there is here. I know I don’t tend to fight, I would rather take the pics.”
Elfin: “Do any events stand out for you during those early days?”
Badgirl: “The hunger games. I so loved that one. I have watched Hunger Games and liked that so hearing they were doing an event like that was cool. I also think we had an advantage, all being in the same room and working together. I remember running round a thorn bush to get away from, hmm, I’m sure it was Olloyd, but he did die from getting hurt by it. We had decided it didn’t matter which one of us won so long as we worked together to get there. In the end Iam’ was the last one. He won the first round.
“I also remember a few murmurs about us working together. Some were not happy but I saw it like the film and that’s what you do. It’s what it’s about in my opinion, plus it loads of fun. I have only done one and that was it as time is a problem for me. “Hope I am going to do the new one though.”
Elfin: “What about the impalongs?”
Badgirl: “Yeah, I have been to most of them, again time is an issue. I miss a lot of games etc. but I do at least get to see them on Iam’s screen. We did help Wreck with the one on Novus by building etc’, that was fun.”
Badgirl definitely does not live up to her name. She helped mine out the Lady of the Lake Boat Tunnel and was responsible for mining a lot of the ceiling and waterway. The finishing of this project gives many players sea access from the land-bound lake.
She also worked many days and weeks on the canal project in the Wynn area. Mining there alone and with others until finally with a small team another huge project was completed.
Another huge community project that Badgirl was involved in was the building of Genesis starter town.
Badgirl: “The people and community are more of a reason to stay for me than anything. As you can tell I like that in a game. Personally I think building Genesis helped with people getting together to know each other.”
Elfin: “Thanks for letting us visit Badgirl, let’s take a selfie to begin the tour.
Elfin, Badgirl and Iamyourfather ( our temporary photographer).
Elfin: “Now, will you be our tour guide?”
Badgirl: “Happy to Elfin.
“Okay, so here we have the church.”
Elfin: “Was this your first building?”
Badgirl: “It was just an idea I came up with after hearing about the building for Genesis so I sent my copy of it for the poll competition. But yeah it was just an idea to be honest but I love it and I do the decorating for it.”
“Hmm sorry about the crate.”
Elfin: “Oooh is this a religious crate? It is impressive and very churchy.”
Iamyourfather relaxes as the two ladies explore.
Badgirl: “This is more of a carpentry house as I did a lot of carpentry early on. As you can see I have never finished the roof, always something else to do. It also has the wagon park in the side, also not safe as I didn’t finish the fence.”
“I had this for my fine carpentry too, hence the messy rope tools.
Badgirl: “This is the kitchen and farms. I tried my hand at cooking but I’m not very good.
I liked the open aspect of it into the farms. Kinda inside out so to speak.
Badgirl: “To the east is the boat canal/tunnel, the second one I did. It went low so I had to add a canal.
Badgirl: “My Fo friend of course is always watching.
Badgirl: “This is my attempt at a maze. It’s not too bad but I don’t think anyone would get lost in there.”
Badgirl: “The bridge was done so I had more room than just a road.”
Badgirl: “This is my little chilling garden. The obelisks were again just for decoration but looked cool.
“I forgot the fruit tree part below the maze. They were more to fill a gap really, plus to help with cooking.”
“This end of the deed tends to be the part I use more. Here is my tailoring house with the rare armour stand. It is the one rare I’m proud of.”
“Not much has been done in any building as I spend more time in mines.”
Badgirl: “This used to be my storage but after the new racks I changed it, now it’s another place to sit and chill.”
Badgirl: “I like to try and decorate but not make things look too much.”
Badgirl: “I made this in case I ever got visitors.”
Badgirl: “This is the new store house for all the things I mine. I always need room for rock and ore.”
Badgirl: “In my opinion, crate racks are the best things to come out in WU for storage. As you can see I have two more strange contraptions in the store ready to make. These are already done.”
Elfin: “What were your ideas for this area?”
Badgirl” “To be honest, I’m not sure, I don’t really plan a deed ahead, it just happens.”
Elfin: “Is this your home?”
Badgirl: “The troll king skull is the first thing I won at an event by the way.”
Elfin: “Then came the statues?”
Badgirl: “Yes, and behind us is the mine, the place I love more than anything of course.
Badgirl: "Good to have a mine to hide things in. My boat of elf of course which I have thanks to you. I also so love the colour.”
“Again something I have never finished. I did want to make a building in here but it comes
off-deed. I think I could collect champ mobs and embalm them and keep them in here.
We wandered out of the mine and back out into the daylight.
Badgirl: “The main house. With a dead embalmed rat, Whiskers. My dead rat pet.
Badgirl: “Feel free to look around the house. Some of the furniture is missing from in here I took it myself to show in the market I made.
Badgirl:“The market is not part of my deed it’s more an add on. I have never sold thing on WU/WO ever so I thought it could be something else to try. I mean, I would rather give things away but I thought it could be fun to try so Droc and I have been planning it for fun. It’s nothing exciting but it’s fun to do.
Badgirl:“If someone is passing they can look, if not no problems, but I did pinch some of my bedroom furniture for this.”
“This did use to be in my house.
“It’s more a showroom, so to speak.
“This was built with help from my neighbour Droc of course.
Badgirl: “Those are the bulk item pens. He likes to make ships.”
Badgirl: “That’s about all I can really tell you about my deed.”
Elfin: “Can we see some of the tunnels you are famous for?”
Badgirl: “I can show you the first one I did. This tunnel is a long one and leads up high, to the top of the mountain.”
Elfin: “A lot of mining up.”
Badgirl: “Yes it was but I did start from the top and of course I had fun doing it. Plus with the Magranon spell of Strongwall I have done all the walls.
“This is not the first, he hired me after the two boat tunnels.
“Hmmm not sure how long it took to be honest, I suppose the whole thing was a while, as in a couple weeks, but the mining down to start was way less.
“I get the height at top then height at bottom plus the coordinates, it’s all pretty easy to be honest.
“I do always like to mine by opening both ends as well so I have something to aim for.”
Elfin: “I would love a boat ride in the tunnel by the way.”
Badgirl: “This little bit was what Iamyourfather did but the rest I am going to sail into is what I did.
Badgirl: “Okay, so from around here is what I did plus all the rest. I will have to show you the south and the north parts.”
Elfin: “I love the ceiling.”
Badgirl: “Yes, sometimes this is better than just flat. This was where the land was to low so I had to do this.
Badgirl: “This bit leads to where my old deed was and onto the lake.”
“I just enjoyed the tunnel making. Before the three wide entrances this was all I could do. The only reason I didn’t mine out all the veins is I always had something else to do.
”I didn’t know about the skill action level back then so I just flattened. It never looked as good as this tunnel. I have learned though.”
Badgirl: “This is where my old deed used to be. Even my old forge and bulk storage bin are still here. There was just too much clay here for me so I moved.”
Badgirl: “Noooo, the cave wall has collapsed. This definitely needs to be fixed.”
We could not let that stay. Both Badgirl and Elfin mined out the collapsed rock.
Badgirl: “To the north we go.”
Badgirl: “Here we are at the north lake. This is the one I wanted to make another tunnel to your lake from. I just wanted people to have sea access.”
Badgirl: “I just so love the achievement of things like this. To stand back after its done and think, wow! I did that. It’s funny but I really do love doing it.
“As you can see I have not been in here in a while. The veins give that way ,” she laughed.
I think it’s time I came back to this and finished it. Now I know my next project.”
Badgirl: “Thanks for visiting Elfin, it has been a pleasure showing you around.”
Elfin said goodbye and as she left she reflected that Badgirl was one of those players that make Sklotopolis such a great community.
Thanks Badgirl for making us feel so welcome and sharing with us a little about yourself and your awesome deed!
Another edition of Liberty Lives! is complete and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Reporter/Editor: Elfin and (Team Elfin)
The great Camera Guy: Iamyourfather