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  1. RexXxuS

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    Happy New Year 2018 everyone!



    We wish you all the best and thanks for being part of our community!
    A lot of cool stuff was done the last year and even more is coming 2018! Stay tuned :)

    Your HWS Team
     
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    And we players wish you admins a happy new year also !
     
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    I understand that you need donations to keep things running and all, but looking at your donation packs makes this server look like its blatantly pay to win, which is a real shame, because it looks like a lot of work and effort was put into improving the game.

    Buy a planet?
    Keep your resources after a wipe?
    Keep your structures after a wipe?
    Keep credits after a wipe?
    Keep levels after a wipe?
    Keep your orbital storage level after a wipe?

    Give me a break! The donation packages are blatantly Pay To Win... Its really a shame, because I am usually the type of person that will donate to keep a server running, but a wipe should put all players, paying or not, on the same level playing field. A non-paying player will need to start all over, where someone who pays money will have large CV's right off the bat.
     
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    Hello Ultravis,

    Thanks for your feedback and kind of interest in HWS.
    Since I had this discussion a couple of times I try to make it as clear as possible.

    And here is basically everything said by yourself already. It looks like pay to win but it's not!
    Because if you would more closely and not just skim scrolling our page you would see that basically everything you see on the donation page can be gathered by yourself ingame, with ingame hours.
    Since 2 years I make sure to NOT have a pay to win server and the feedback of such a big community is telling me that I am successful with that philosophy.
    Again I am speaking here about bit more deeper knowledge and fair. Of course everyone can go ahead and accuse us of this or blame us without hearing the truth, I couldn't care less in that case.

    So looking at your post in detail:

    Yes, for a very thankful support you can have your own planet. For yourself or the community. It is the farest planet from your start. It is very resource and gameplay limited.
    -> but we have Reputation Point planets which are the equivalent way. No donation required.


    You mean in the OCD or OAM? Yes, for everyone playing on HWS. No donation required.


    That is what I meant with "you just skim scrolled" our page. Because that is not possible. No structure can be kept throughout a wipe. We offer a Keep Structures for Holidays, yes. If someone is longer than 9 days away he can store his ships at our special backups. But if a full wipe happens during his holiday his ships are gone - for everyone.

    Yes, that is a very thankful support aswell.
    -> but also possible by upgrading your Elemental Bank and store up to 5 million credits. Additionally the more Reputation Points you had at the end of a season the more credits you get after the full wipe paid out.

    See point 2. Also not possible and also very inaccurate from you. Keep Levels for our Elemental Bank? Yes. For our Elemental Galactic Services? Yes. But no player levels or Techtree.

    See above. I don't know what that even means but your Orbital Cargo Drone (again an exclusive HWS feature) is persistent. You keep it and hold it for your lifetime. A donation is possible to upgrade the level of OCD, yes. But also possible via ingame credits or reporting bugs etc. to us.

    Furthermore we make sure that the Start is indeed equal for everyone. OCD access for example is not possible on Starters.

    I hope I could clarify everything and especially correct wrong claims here.

    450+ Euro server costs per month are not cheap, 10000 of hours put into Empyrion and HWS are not cheap either so we appreciate
    such type of persons a lot! And thankfully we have some of these.
    It motivates us to keep doing what we are doing for so long, without going the Pay 2 Win road.

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    Ive never had any issues on HWS in regards to paying players, its not hard to kill dem when u need too ! hehehe

    If HWS had a mega plasma vaporiser weapon as a payed thing , then yea you could argue its pay to win but because we all get the same stuff, really all the paying players are doing is paying to jump a few tech levels, really don't get much gain out of it unless you buy a planet, and then you are subject to being raided under the same rules as everyone else, so as a player on the ground it does not feel like a pay to win server at all.

    Long live HWS !
     
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    Well, I will give the server a fair shake, because it looks like a good effort was put into making a great modded game, but from an outsider looking in, these types of purchases make the game look pay to win, and may shy a lot of players away. I still feel like if there is a wipe, it should be a clean wipe and everyone starts with no recourses, because the game you built looks as though it has a race type aspect to the game where the ability to start with lots of credits and recourses will give the paying member a large edge over the nonpaying who has to go out and farm recourses; whereas the paying member just needs to pull recourses carried over from the wipe and start building...

    I really hope to be proven wrong...
     
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    You cant pull resources carried from a wipe and start building until you are off the starters planet ... by then most are pretty levelled up and have decent resources, plus when you leave starters you are in essence in PVE systems until you choose to venture further outwards. It will not push anyone into a situation where they feel they are not ready for it and any battles ...

    I'm a solely PVE player and I still get plenty of gold and other rare resources to more than keep me going and playing PVE has gathered around 10 mill in credits (probably low compared to some) but this has put my auto mining devices to level 10 and my cargo drone to level 4 which will let me keep plenty for the next season (70 stacks of 7000 resource) . not a paying player by the way.
     
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    Hey everyone,

    I'm happy and excited to announce after months of work:

    HWS Connect 3.0!
    Revolution how to play Empyrion

    Some key points here but for more info please read the forum announcement

    • Brand new redesign with a lot of new aspects
    • Hotview for fast access about your game info
    • New Daily Loot system giving you also a new currency: Skill Points!
    • A new and total new feature to enhance your game experience HWS Skill Tree
    • Click on buttons instead of typing commands in chat
    • Buy NPC Trader packages from everywhere with one button click
    • Set Bounty with one button click
    • A lot lot more

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    And additionally a video:



    Thanks everyone and have fun! :)

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Dear HWS Community,

    after the first and already very successful HWS Survey we want to continue that road after 5 month AND our “HWS 2 year” celebration!

    Let me tell you first that we / I feel very honored to have such a big and great community with so many good people in it! You really make the difference! Thank you so much!

    It motivates us a lot to see so many players around here and enjoying their game on HWS!

    That is the reason why we should take this opportunity and try to improve HWS even further.

    HWS Survey II

    So please participate in our big second HWS Survey by clicking the link below!

    HWS Survey II

    Don't miss the other reward for our 2 year celebration in HWS Connect > Daily Loot!

    Thank you very much!

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hey everyone,

    Sorry, bit late but HWS started two days ago a new season as announced. (updated first post regarding the new server setup)
    We want to thank everyone for the great start!

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    Even though it can be bit seen as "waiting" for Alpha 8 the HWS patch included tons of new things for you to discover! Only the most important changes:

    • reworked all of our 400+ HWS POIs - every single one
    • added a lot of new Missions for PvE and PvP at the ECC HQ (+PDA support)
    • updated the universe map with all the feedback I got. So far it's "perfect"
    • big Balancement update to our HWS Config (better PvP for Bases and HVs, changed Drill speed, Auto Miner War boosted)
    • a new Origin "Prototype" got introduced. It has the hardest Survival Start but allows you special features like OCD straight away
    • re-implemented the old friend "Armageddon" together with changes to Golden Globe to create a new "Prof Void" meta
    • Origin rebalancements and improvements to overall starter gameplay

    We will observe the new meta which we have created and adjust if needed. Overall it should be a good wait until the big HWS 8 / Alpha 8 update which is already in progress.

    Enjoy your stay and have fun!

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hey everyone,

    after I took HWS out from the server list website 2 years ago (for certain reasons) we try another run - this time with a Vote-Reward program for you!
    In the end it should motivate you and give you something in return for that "job".

    The special thing about our reward system is that it is coded by me 100% in HWS Connect and is a cumulative system. This basically means: the more often and regular you vote the better the reward you can get!

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    All you have to do is login to HWS Connect and click few buttons (or manage everything with your smartphone). You get then Reputation Points and Bank credits directly delivered from the website to your player on the server - no need for ingame chat commands.
    Just keep in mind you can vote every 24 hours.
    You can of course vote for EU directly over their website steam web API: https://empyrion-servers.com/server/21190/vote/

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    Another easy and free feature for you to get some good balance and be able to buy cool stuff ingame - especially with HWS 8 you will appreciate the extra RP for sure ;)

    Thanks in advance for voting and stay tuned for a very big HWS 8 patch!

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hey everyone,

    since I fear Tuesday will be too busy with announcements I want to share with you the last Teaser of seven I did in the last week.
    If you care about the others please follow the link to our dedicated Forum.
    There you find details about our new PvE and PvP gameplay.

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    (each planet in HWS 8 is hand made, no SSG randomizer. Also tons of new dedicated HWS POIs are waiting for you - this EGS Flying City for example with special PDA missions inside)

    To bring back an old tradition I have also created a 3D universe map for HWS 8 again.
    Since the game has a 3D Sector as well this might help you for better integration while you are offline to check.

    https://skfb.ly/6zEvy

    Stay tuned for the release - it's a big one!
    Thanks for your patience and excited to see you in HWS 8!

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hey everyone,

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    after the biggest transitions from Alpha 7 to Alpha 8 are done and everything runs smooth again I want to let you know that I updated the first post here regarding Verified Server information and added recent screenshots.

    HWS 8 Trailer

    With the awesome help of @Achilles we got a new Teaser to summarize some key new additions in HWS 8. Enjoy


    Few bits and pieces are left to implement to the new Universe until we then start with new improvements.
    Mainly looking to the new PvPvE meta the large planets creating.
    In the meantime new Missions (PDA & Stargate) will be implemented and HWS Connect gets even more features added with the announced goal to implement the Origin Skill Tree!

    Last but not least I want to thank the community to help new people to find HWS also in the public by voting in such short amount of time with so many votes!
    Glad to see that my idea of cumulative rewards got well accepted; giving you something back in return (improvements about that coming as well).


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    Stay tuned!

    We wish you a great season with this great game we really love and trying our best non stop to improve it even more!

    Your HWS Team​
     
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    HWS is like best server ever, friendly community good and helpful admins (Even trouble ticket system !)
    Lot of fun features and some hardcore pvp.
     
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    Hi HWS Community,

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    after 3 long and hard months we started a new HWS season! (previous season started at 12th June)

    And without expecting it, it paid off again

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    Thank you so much!

    For the full HWS 8.X announcement please visit our Forum here

    HWS 8.X Highlights & Universe

    • With Phoenix, the Elite Builder League on PvE, new POIs and new Missions PvE got a massive boost and focus this time!
    • Tons of new Supergates and a new Stargate System let you travel to new systems and explore dangerous places - PvE and PvP
    • New limits should give you freedom to build, no Taxes but stricter Class 1 (+ block limit) PvP battles focus for smooth(er) pewpew
    • A new Trading System with Commodity Traders will give PvE and PvP the additional edge to discover them, trade and create ambushes in PvP
    • New HWS Garage ships, HWS Features and more will keep you hopefully busy the next 3 months
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    Few HWS 8.X Impressions

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    Last but not least worth to mention are our Community Content Contest (CCC) winners and a new HWS Connect Guide series by @Achilles !
    Thanks so much for your contribution - over 22 submissions!!

    Check here the details, big rewards and winners!



    Thanks again for your patience and support and more stuff is already in progress :)

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hi HWS Community,

    to celebrate the new season start of HWS 8.X we also did the very first HWS Photo Shooting!
    It was very fun and a new world record we have to beat next time :)

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    Thank you so much and enjoy the new season!

    Your HWS Team
     
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    Hi HWS Community,
    the third time we have the honor to look back at a year of Empyrion / HWS and wish you a great coming happy new year!
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    HWS Firework Event
    On 31.12.2018. From 11:45PM until 0:15AM 01.01.2019


    Please watch the HWS Firework Event teaser video to know more about our new happy new year event.


    Happy New Year Reward
    I know a lot can’t participate but for the lonely souls who can make it, you get a warm reward of

    • 2,019 million credits
    • 2019 HWS Reputation Points

    HWS Roadmap

    It’s hard to say what will come, if you are that much dependent on coming patches. Alpha 9 showed again that all preparations can go nuts, no matter what you did.
    But beside that, we have following ideas:

    • More interactive events for Solo, COOP and Teams
    • Fill the whole EGS HQ Stargate room with Missions
    • Create more deeper story elements between Origins and NPC Factions
    • Rework EGS Recycle to 10 levels
    • Release of HWS Skill Tree 2.0, where your Origin gives you different attributes and boni
    • Finalize the Commodity Trading system by integrate different Origin boni and mission rewards all together
    • HWS Connect 5.0 - a realtime experience
    Let’s see how fast 365 days flies by next year…

    For everyone who supported HWS — either with feedback, contributions (POI), playhours, Patreon or money: we really thank you that you make all of this possible for thousands of players!

    Your HWS Team

    PS.: I updated the first post to match our recent full wipe
     
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