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  1. RexXxuS

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    Finally! Welcome to a complete fresh HWS!
    Start your journey and play your faction roles.

    Quick overview:
    • the universe is harder now but every planet has it's proper resources. If you think it is too hard or you missing resources on the planet: trade with EC or type cb:reset
    • removed Ore buy / sell from EB (Elemental Bank)
    • added Blackmarket Items (Epic weapons). Need to guess the name (good luck Bro) or search for hints in the universe... (painted the names on custom POI in the universe)
    • added Planet "Crystal Bounty" in the Blackhole orbit to gain a LOT of blue crystals for a good start... as soon as you can arrive there quick! The planet will be absorbed from the Blackhole at 9PM!

    So we hope we can have this version till Beta! :)

    Have fun guys and thank you all for your support!

    Jascha & RexXxuS
     
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    Looking forward to giving the new setup a try.
     
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    Hey guys,

    we released a new big patch for our Emp Admin Tool and with that a relaunch of the Elemental Bank / Economy System! No fake amounts of items or prices anymore. If you now trade there is a storage you trade from. The more you sell the higher the price for example. The prices are now dynamic which will be more fun to trade with.
    The patch also included Transaction logs and a lot of tweaks here and there.

    To get used with the new system please visit: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/elemental-bank
    I will program a automatic way of showing which items are available at what prices. Coming this week...

    And no, we didn't forget the events. They will come also shortly - for now the coming weekend is planned. To recap this go here please: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41

    We also went back to the roots and increased the difficulty regarding available items. A lot of survival items have been removed. But don't worry it is a preparation for the upcoming big thing. The possibility to trade directly with each other and the big Trading Station which we will start to build. In this Shopping Centre there will be a lot of different shops were Trader can rent their places there and sell their stuff. If no Trader is available there will be NPC Trader who will take care of the deals.

    Sounds good? There is so much more we will do... Stay tuned. :)
     
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    Hey HWS followers,

    quick cool new feature: you can now see the elemental bank commands in your game (if you press F1 - PDA).
    Just follow the instructions here: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=107

    We will add more PDA informations in the future and as announced later real Bounty Hunter quests. Stay tuned :)
     
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    You rock :D
     
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    Hey HWS survivalist, hey new discoverer


    Even though it is not a beta release of the game we are excited to announce our biggest relaunch of HWS ever. The last week was very quite for us. That wasn’t that bad - we had time to develop awesome new content for you. So let me walk us through this:


    Wiping and running two servers:

    The canada server was not the best one. I will try to fix the latency but it is for free till september so we let this one running. The main server will be the new EU one. We did a test and this is the best server by far till now. So if you type HWS in the filter - choose your favorite one: HWS EU (europe) or HWS NA (north america).

    So both server are wiped and have the new universe + features.


    New features / gameplay in HWS

    Alright let us list it up for you:


    GTA5 Mod


    This is very important and will influence your overall way of gaming! You lose EC now if you die! So you have to transfer your EC from time to time into the bank! It is like pocket money and bank money. You can’t go yolo anymore - think before attacking. At least in EC terms. In the Elemental Marketplace there is also the Elemental Bank. There you can pay your EC in or out.

    Just type eb:? For more information.

    So everyone has still the EC from the old save game. But to not make it unfair at the beginning you need to fly to the Bank and pay it out ;)


    Bonus - Start Event: The first one who arrives at the bank and let his EC been payed out will get a 10k EC bonus :)


    Trader Mod


    Finally you can also trade with players. But not only your items - no! Even your ships! Fly to the Elemental Marketplace and rent your shop there. Bonus: The weekend traders have no fees there!

    So then just follow the commands on ts:? Or ti:? and you start your business now!

    Remember: This is only possible in the Elemental Marketplace.


    Economy Mod


    The HWS survivalists know this already - you can trade some items with the global Elemental Bank. They are limited and the price is dynamic. It is like a real system with demand and offer.

    Start your journey with eb:?



    So you think this was all right? Nah… it is just the beginning :)


    Let me introduce a feature coming soon:


    Cross Server Warps!


    You want to play with your HWS NA ship on the HWS EU server? Or maybe even from a totally different server? Just “flying over” to check out another server without having to start from the beginning?

    Yes, you can. Connecting galaxies together and make a whole new gaming experience possible.

    I know the devs bringing that soon to Empyrion - but why not now? :)

    Stay tuned…


    New universe


    After lot of feedback and analyzing the capabilities of the game I made a new universe which is smaller but not too small. It will create a lot of action and dynamic gameplay. You need to think more now where to fly to and of course play even more with tactic due to the star formation.

    So again we made a 3D map. To get a feel of it visit this link please:

    https://skfb.ly/NpBo


    Story


    What is a multiplayer + survival without a little story? Therefore you can chose of five different factions and there way of playing on HWS. Just read more about it here: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/story


    Rules


    And all of this won’t work if you do not have rules, right? So please always keep them in mind and follow them: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/rules

    But I heard the Elemental Prison has beautiful alien girls around… ;)


    Last but not least we changed the wipe times to have a better overall performance. So keep in mind:

    Earth will be wiped every Monday + Friday at 9AM (GMT+2)

    Mars will be wiped every Wednesday at 9AM (GMT+2)



    PDA


    So much text huh? No problem! Just download the PDA and follow the instructions there: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=107&p=441#p441 and you have all of the commands, the map and more in your game! Press F1 to always find your way through.


    But all of this is also not possible without you! So we really thank you for your patience, commendations and general support - even in harder times :)


    If you have any questions just let us know.


    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hey guys,

    to prevent pain for me and you:
    Do NOT trust the offline protection shield for now - wait for the next patch!

    People can easy kill your stuff even if you have OP activated.

    So again - like in good old days: fly your ship thousands of km far away in space to be 99% save!


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    But we have good news too: the Elemental Marketplace is opened! Sell / buy everything you want there. Just go into the shops and type ti:? to get started.
    Selling ships is possible on stage 2 inside the base ;)
     
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    funny to call offline protection OP




    (pun)
     
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  9. Fenra369

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    Might be wise to one of the homeworld planets to PvE then until the OP is stable. I honestly am still wondering why Uranus is PvE....?
     
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    Yeah... OP in a different way >.<

    The center of the universe is a hot spot. Will look which planet I can make PvE without changing too much. Hopefully the hotfix patch won't take long.
    Uranus is kind of "PvE". It turns to PvP from time to time (coming weekend) cause angry aliens from neighbour Neptune coming and want some fun.
     
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    Can CVs be parked in the Elemental Marketplace?
     
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    For now it is only designed for buying / selling / Elemental Bank transaction parking. It is like Uranus Orbit PvE: if it gets too full we have to do something against it.

    Don't know why you just dont fly 20k+ km out in space. It is 99% save there.
     
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    Hey guys,

    the event season is back again with lot of cool ideas we hope. You can chose the first one - don't miss that chance:

    http://empyrion-homeworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41

    There should be for everyone a good one in it :)

    We plan to do the event sunday evening ~7PM (GMT+2).
    Leave a feedback what do you think about it and have fun!

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hey guys,

    it's time for a quick update after three weeks and future plans of HWS.
    We just updated both Servers to 1.7 and following is currently availalble:
    • Auto Miner: With our new mod you do not need to collect your Ores manually. The Auto Miner is there for you collecting every hour automatically the Ore you wanted. It is upgradable to get more Ores per hour and will be optimized by us in the future regarding balancing etc. You can easily see every command you need in the HWS PDA here: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=107 or visit check the details here: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=139
    • Language Filter: It is against our rule to use bad language and we do not can to be always all the time. So we implemented an automatic way to deal with that. We already taught some people to behave better ;)
    • Our Tool got many new features which helping us and you like Restoring + Warping ships, seeing intruder / combat logs, see detailed playfields and much more
    What's coming next:
    • we especially preparing a complete rework of the factions. More benefits for different factions
    • a lot better way how the Economy system is working along the Auto Miner and general gameplay
    • a modified Universe to make traveling easier and allow PvP and PvE in different systems. So everyone have his favorite gameplay on HWS
    • finalizing our Cross Server Warp feature
    We thank you all for your feedback on what we do. That is helping us really really well. We want to take care of your needs and try to make HWS the best server out there.

    If you have any questions just let us know - we are happy to answer them!
    Your HWS Team
     
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    Outstanding effort guys.
     
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    Hey HWS friends,

    we started today with the first BIG rebalance of things.

    Trading Items now global
    You do not have to fly to Elemental Marketplace for trading globally now! Just type ti:sell:10 to sell your item in your hand slot 1 for 10 EC for example.

    There are taxes for global trading though (5%). So trading in Elemental Marketplace is still free.

    To reduce the ingame chat spam I placed the link to the economy website in the server description. So before joining HWS just click at that link and have the website in your steam overlay all the time open.
    Or just visit manually: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/economy

    Elemental Bank now global
    Also you don't need to fly to the Elemental Bank for pay in / pay out your EC anymore. Just type the command globally now. For example eb: payin:all to store all EC into the bank - cause remember: if you die you lose all of your EC!

    I hope to see a big trading flow now and wish you a lot of fun with that.

    The economy, faction and universe rebalance will come soon... stay tuned

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Not gonna lie, after spending months on this server I can say Jascha and Rexxus have put the most effort into this game's MP community by far. BLG might have the largest server sure, but Rex has put out a lot of tools (both public and private) to help build the game better. Even though he doesn't have the pop or donation flow for it, I think it's worth mentioning he's done a lot for EGS since he started the HWS server.
     
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    Hey guys,
    there we go - Alpha 2.0 and HWS 2.0 :)

    It was a very hard road for us - the preparation was long but we think it was worth it. Jascha build so many awesome new things into the EAH you will definitley feel it.

    We also added HWS Connect: http://empyrion-homeworld.net/hws-connect. A new way of gaming - see who attacked you. See what your Auto Miners mined so far, see infos about you and more is coming (online banking, etc...)

    The universe is completely fresh and new. It is a lot bigger now and you will start an unique journey.
    http://images.akamai.steamuserconte...436/B22B82C6F798AF8223C5D45CDA17DC84E9394015/

    See the 3D Map for more informations soon: https://sketchfab.com/models/b57099...ed&utm_source=website&utm_campain=share-popup

    Also we implemented CSW (Cross Server Warp) Orbits so you can explore the USA and EU server. Just fly with your ship in the Outgoing Orbit fly away in the Incoming Orbit on the new server.

    We are not finished yet - we will implement a complete faction rebalance soon. So every faction will get special benefits / pros and cons.
    Events, especially Alien events will come soon too :)

    Stay tuned and thanks for playing on HWS.
     
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    Here the promised 3D universe map of HWS :)
    Have fun in exploring and capturing:
    https://skfb.ly/NpBo
     
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    Hello HWS friends, hey guys,

    Patch 2.1 is out!

    HWS has also some new improvements and features we want to share with you:
    • we adding custom meteorites with that release now step by step. Need to check what planet fits best to story and how the meteorites should spawn. Will be activated today / tomorrow (no wipes needed)

    • the auto miner is very successful so far. The integration with HWS Connect works good and they seemed to be good balanced. So if you are tired of mining - just buy / upgrade yours :)

    • HWS Connect was refactored. The load time is significantly faster and the UX (user experience) a lot better. Now we build new feature to it like the Fleet Stats (what ship you have where etc.) and the Elemental Bank. A lot more coming later (stock market, etc.)

    • Tired of "eating" gold coins or credit cards? We have a help for you: type "eb:cointocr" in the chat to transfer your gold coins or/and credit cards in your inventory to Credits (goes into your bank)!

    • You can trade ships on HWS! Sell your HV / SV / CV on Elemental Marketplace! Thanks to Dead8Eye for the Trading Station! (look up the commands here

    • One of the most biggest thing we released now: CSW! = Cross Server Warp! With that you can jump from Server EU to Server NA with your ship. So we merged two universes together. Fly with your ship to CSW Outgoing on EU Server and wait a bit. Then you get warped and you can fly off from CSW Incoming on NA. Only Disclaimer: you can't play with two player inventory. If your player is on server A and you jump to server B the inventory of Player B will be overwritten from A. Keep that in mind.
    Coming next...
    • the big faction rebalance 2.0. We are working on it - a difficult task but as soon as we have it ready it will be a new game experience on HWS!
    • Automated events
    • POI resets
    • Custom Alien challenges
    • ...
    As promised some time ago I will release from time to time some random stats - have fun :)

    Playhours top 5:
    1. RemMak - 564 hours played on HWS EU
    2. sanchous - 522 hours played on HWS EU
    3. Mia - 459 hours played on HWS EU
    4. 666 - 448 hours played on HWS NA/EU
    5. smudgybear - 428 hours played on HWS EU
    Awesome guys - thank you! :)

    Credits top 5:
    1. ZorgTheBorg - 1,6 mill pocket / 1,2 mill bank
    2. xxxVaderxxx - 221k pocket / 250k bank
    3. Chobo - 220k pocket
    4. Andreo - 170k pocket / 214k bank
    5. Rezzy Beans - 160k pocket

    Thanks for making HWS the meantime to the #1 server! We appreciate all your support and won't stop to enhance your fun for empyrion! :)

    If you have any problems / feedback / wishes please let us know!

    See you on HWS
     
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