After I got couple of private messages from different players and discussed it with some nice guys I see more and more a reaction from you based on a misunderstanding or language barrier.
I also know that some other concerns came up recently like EB lvl 10 and Commodity Trading for example, but I’m currently under a big pressure of moving to a new home + Alpha 10 = HWS 10.
Yes, I said I don’t want to make major changes in HWS 10 but since Shields will force ship redesigns (which is especially heavy for Garage ships) I thought to ask in the Survey what about the other 2 big changes - surprisingly well accepted by the majority.
So what triggered was also the meaning “I can do what I want” based on my words
Let me reword it:
So I’m not saying I ignore such feedback but presenting it as a threat is not something I like or helps make a change. If someone threatens to leave over a change, someone else will threaten to leave if that change isn’t made. There is no way to please everyone in that case. But if suggestions are made instead of threats I can explore ways that we can meet in the middle.
I apologize for the way I worded this and am saddened you took it that way.
If that would be true, HWS would not be alive after 3+ years, trust me.
I DO care about my Community. Ironically all that came because of a Survey: the best way for you to tell me your honest opinion.
Some feedback just made me sad because the overall response where quite positive (the subsets aside Yes/No were mostly “yes, let’s try, if”.
It’s not that I force my decision upon you. I always try to go for the wishes / feedback of the Community. And even if there are constructive negative points, I try to handle them as good as possible. For example increasing the PvP Size Class to 2 if open thrusters would be implemented. Or Volume stacks set to high.
All that can be handled easily.
And again: everything except the Shields are options. On/Off settings. I would go here just by the Survey which was indeed not that helpful cause you just didn’t know the details. I won’t make this mistake again to have important questions premature in there.
Just be sure that IF we turn it on, it would be heavily customized, considering tons of feedback to make it fun and not bad!
But as I wrote above the point is that you also feel upset about the Elemental Bank level 10, the high real money cost to keep stuff per season, the missing 30 days for the current season, the Commodity Traders who are not that lucrative anymore than before.
Hands down: All of that is known to me and changes will be coming, but I’m only one person. I welcome any constructive feedback on features to help mold HWS into your server and allow you to play empyrion the way you want to on HWS.
Sometimes I can answer in a rush or too much from my perspective (Commodity Traders are especially complex now). So sorry about that but just bear with me please.
After 7 years I’m moving to a new home 700km away. I have to handle tons of stuff right now and Alpha 10 is just the finisher move.
I thought about asking for support for that in Patreon, cause I saw some Patreon Creator doing this, but I didn’t want to bother you with it.
So I’m burned out right now cause I want to make everything right.
That being said I hope you understand better now and just be sure I created HWS to provide a cool server to play on. A place I can get put infinite hours in it to improve it. An idea, I never thought that I would get money out of it in the first place.
But so it happened and I’m more than grateful for that!