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  1. RexXxuS

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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 NA directly over their website steam web API: https://empyrion-servers.com/server/21191/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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    Great server! I was really impressed by the intro space and tutorial.

    But I've lost all interest after I finally get all the ores I needed to build my first CV and venture out, only to get to my first PvP planet and be told my CV could only be 100 blocks or less. It's PvP, so prudent survival planning would tell you to NOT go into PvP space with a crap CV that would be disabled with one good shot. It's a bit of a catch-22.
     
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    Thank you for your feedback @Doomtrooper !
    The HWS Community have decided that CV on planets, especially on Hotspot PvP planets (not on all) should not belong there. Mostly because they get abused to "sponge" (absorb, decoy) damage. The focus on these planets are SV dogfights combined with HV / BAse assaults. The 100 CV Block limit can be more seen as Transport / Supply ...

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    Just a heads up about the server snow planets, surface ore rocks probabilities should probably be reviewed...

    This is what I got after 30 rlm strolling trough a forest....

    Iron should be the most common because it's basic for every build and then copper because we need ammo and can't have shotguns early on because there's nowhere we can find grains for the plastic on an icy planet and then only then silicon...

    Promethium rocks could also be a bit more common...
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    Having some buds to craft hot beverages would also be helpful on a snow planet and some spice as it's the only way to cure the frost bites we get from the arachnids early on...
     
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    Thanks a lot for the Feedback @Kaeser !
    Indeed, without the fa:supply the planet might be too difficult. Especially if you don't find our HWS POIs (Alienworm Cave, Prof Void, etc.) with special given loot.
    It's noted for the next planet cycle. Thanks again!
     
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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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    Hey HWS Community,

    after very long and stressful 3 months, HWS starts into a new season 10.X.
    We want to thank you for your plenty feedback, patience and support throughout this time.
    With your help we try our best to provide you the best Empyrion MP experience.

    HWS 10.X had the goal to revert some specific Config changes, bring back rare resources being rare and rework couple of features.
    As a quick summary:
    • reverted previous HWS Config to allow overlimit weapons and turrets. It's now back to Vanilla values but with a +70% damage boost
    • reworked Shields. The first season with shields were very interesting and useful. We identified the issue of "invincible" mini fighter and dodging shield fights. The new shields will require proper Shield Management from you. If you fly-by a POI or enemy the shields are powerful enough. But if you plan a dedicated PvP attack plan ahead. Once you committed to a longer fight the increased cooldown and recharge rate will force you to retreat or lose.
    • resource distribution updated. They are now grouped together in the center (PvP). However with dedicated missions and patrol routes, you can get some rare resources also in PvP to prepare your PvP adventures.
    • reworked HWS Connect features (Daily Loot, HWS Trader)
    • a lot of new PDA Missions
    • streamlined pvp limits to Class 1 - 5 - 7 with 150 Block limits for CVs on planets
    • reworked Economy to dynamic prices, better Bank interest and better NPC Trader
    • new POI integration and boost of Space gameplay (more to come)

    We are looking forward to your feedback and I am preparing a complete new universe and more for the next season already!
    Stay tuned for more and have fun!

    Your HWS Team
     
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