Hi HWS Community,
the first big heap of the new season is cooling down very slowly so I want to take more time in explaining few things and announce few other things.
First of all the season was one of the hardest one for me to prepare, because I spent almost all my time in the rework of the official Invader vs Defender II scenario.
The best thing I should have done was to postpone some of my “planned” changes to the next season. But in the rush I made the decision to include them anyways - without properly announcing it to the community, to you.
I apologize if some changes upset you or you think negative in any other form or shape about us and what we do. That is the very least we want!
Why we are here
I took the feedback from all big Surveys to my heart where you almost begged me that I accept more help from others. So I did and indeed, it’s great if I don’t need to do everything myself day and night. I really appreciate the big help from David and Hayawen.
That being said, even though it is very hard for me to do, I tried to fully concentrate on other things - spending my time to help Eleon in its root.
The steam reviews for Empyrion went down the last seasons and since I love this game a lot, I almost feel responsible for it. I wanted to help and work on a new Singleplayer Scenario “Dawn of Galaxy 2” and the big rework of Invader vs Defender 2.
In that time David made many polls and discussion rounds with you about reworking the Economy, so I thought I give some results from his hard work a try in the new season.
The EB interest was one of the result, even though a complex one.
The issue, as with other things here, is that real money is involved. And even though I could, I do not take this lightly and ignore it. My crazy idea to make my living out of Empyrion as main thing, is only possible with your help. So I want to do everything in the best interest of the community.
So the least to reflect that would be pre announcements so you can prepare or adjust planned changes based on your feedback.
I’ll promise in the future to always do announcements of any change involved directly to the Supporter Packages!
The revert and change for next season
For now, in discussion with David, we revert the whole EB interest change to the values before this new season.
Why change EB interest at all??!??
Simple and honest: our vision of a HWS Economy is to motivate more active ways to generate ingame credits.
However some know me and I am a friend of Casual gamer (I moved from hardcore pre ESL gamer to Casual gamer myself).
So there is and will be always incentive for those who have not much time for big grinding. Look at the new Daily Loot, the Daily Vote, the fa:supply package, the repeatable PDA Mission rewards, the EB Lottery and features boosting this even more in the future.
The issue of all of this is only: balancement. Hence we appreciate your feedback in making it fun for everyone!
Last but not least we are aware that there is in general two methods available for that topic: either nerf stuff or implement other features (money sinks).
While the first one is faster than the latter, it’s more involved with negativity what we don’t want. Just have patience please so we can work only with 1-3 guys on implementing more features.
There are some alternatives around as well. Some are difficult but for the next season we will work on them.
- take care of alt accounts. Trying our best to implement bullet proof checks and exclude them. We know there are some players who totally abuse it. Greed is a big enemy of mine!
- implement more dynamic / logical steps in some of our features to motivate our vision of active players.
- the goal is to not call your gameplay “grind” on HWS but fun. Rewarding this with rewards is what we want.
I hope you understand us in a better way now and we hope you never ever think we do it with any bad intentions or to actively want to harm you. The only thing we unfortunately fail from time to time is execution in what we do. Don’t want to excuse us with being totally stressed but remind to a human thing doing mistakes.
All the best and thanks for your feedback! Only that way we can and will improve!
Your HWS Team