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When you join Wurm as a new player, you will join the GV (Golden Valley) server. It is designed as a place for new players and non-premium players to spend their time, training, doing whatever they want, to get ready for the jump to premium. This server has considerably more monsters than normal and a higher decay rate on things than normal. Don't be discouraged, these things will only serve to help you train your skill faster... though you may find yourself running for your life fairly often.
Now, onto the primary reason I'm making this post. Those of you who enjoy this game but don't enjoy PVP, don't bother subscribing. The Home servers, which were previously havens safe from PVP (with the corresponding consequences of lower ore quality) are no longer safe. Infact, they're being heavily griefed and destroyed by PVPers. Your typical UO or WoW type I'm afraid.
If you enjoy PVP, you may find it easier to just jump straight on to Wild and join one of the towns there. The Home servers didn't stand a chance against the raiding that was recently enabled, and it's too bad. Jenn-Kellon home had some absolutely beautiful projects that have been made useless or been completely destroyed by the recent change.
I will try to answer questions if I can, but I don't check this forum often so be warned, it may take awhile.