here it goes: HWS 6.X.X + Alpha 6.6!
Start of redesigning HWS
With the big and awesome help of @DeeExpus we have a new HWS Logo. It is the beginning of an overall redesign of the website and co.
As announced I rearranged the current universe into a new shape. Some facts below:
Moving to PvP is now a one way and you can only enter to PvE at the end of the road or with some Portals along the way
Implemented a new and fundamental Sign / Color code to the Star map
◯ GREEN CIRCLE: Space / Planet = PvE
◯ ORANGE CIRCLE: Space PvP / at least one planet PvE
▲ RED TRIANGLE: Space / Planet = PvP
▲ ORANGE TRIANGLE: Space = PvE / Planet = PvP
Made Sienna to perma PvE planet since the previous system was not understandable for everyone
Rebalanced resources of PvE planets. Lot less now
Implemented 2 new PvP planets and one new Star system:
Rheinland > New Berlin > Frankfurt ( )
Implemented a new Mission Planet > Battle Royal. Enter this special PvP mission in Frankfurt or ???
Rebalanced couple of things here and there
ATTENTION: it is a new change but we will start next week to tax every space!
If EGS Stealth is working as it should we want to really push everyone, everywhere to stealth their structures and make orbits super performant and fun to fight / fly in. It is a big chain but in the end the value of RP and on the other hand credits are very important now. This should also boost living more on planets.
Anti Grief in PvP
Because of the sandwich planets we saw that Anti Grief in PvP didn’t make much sense. So we go for now with no Anti Grief in PvP but 70 meter in PvE!
Since Guilty people can’t visit PvE anymore some very rich people started a campaign at EGS - some rumor even telling that EGS created an alliance with the Aliens but who knows.
Anyways a new HQ has arised in the space!
This monster star base is the EGS HQ in the PvP area in Homeworld Sector at 5000 / 0 / 0.
HOWEVER a very smart defense system was installed which will kill any CV or jetpack traveler coming near by!
You won’t have a chance. Don’t even try.
SVs however are allowed to pass and enter the main station! There you get a lot of good offeres - from the EGS restaurant up to the special EGS Trading Outpost. Worth to check out.
You can even live in the EGS star in one of the appartments. All are welcome - as long as they can handle some First Person Shooter actions from time to time
Frequent Surface wipes
One thing I forgot:
Next week we start with regular surface wipes on the whole Homeworld Sector + Golden Globe.
Announcement will come.
New BP Class system
As already discussed a lot there will be an overall BP Class change:
- Global BP Class to 4
- On HWS Sanctuary you can build bases up to Class 5
- On Homeworld and Golden Globe we go with SV / HV Class 1 for now
ATTENTION: we will wait one week until we force the class limit again! You might get a LOT of warnings but nothing will happen. Next week however your monster class stuff will be set to HWS again then.
Starting on Wednesday after the last starter planet wipe we have our last frequent starter wipe and try out the new individual wipe system!
Again: this means each structure will be wiped independently after 7 days after you spawned / built it!
Surface wipe however will be every monday and friday.
Change of the RP buy formula
This week we will change the buy RP formula to a less confusing but more importantly fundamental different one:
Price = Amount * (RP Zone price + Players Interest amount)
It is the first tiny step to rebalance inflation on HWS.
The overall inflation patch / marketplace etc. topic will come with HWS 7.
More PDA missions
Just few new ones but more to come this week step by step!
Overall these will be now more and more important for a good way to earn RP via the Sacrifice of the Aliens!
Rebalancement of HWS Story / RP / Guilty 2.0
With HWS 6.X.X we took care of some RP mechanism of our Origins and patched them.
Furthermore we have now a Guilty 2.0 system.
Make sure to read it here:
Anyways the new RP changes below:
- +5RP if warped once a day [buff]
- +1RP if warped once per day [new]
- +5RP if you have 77 Auto Miner Cores in your inventory (+ your epic weapon of course)*² [new]
- +3RP if you have 999 Gold Ingots in your inventory (+ your epic weapon of course)*³ [buff]
- +1RP if you live completely in PvP a day [nerf]*³
- +5RP if someone bought your Black Market / Elemental Trading trades once a day [buff]
- +3RP per player kill [buff]
*²) “Guardians of the Auto Miner Cores” - this should encourage a good and solid play by Guardians. Protecting what is so important. If they care about RP they won’t intentionally suicide in enemy turrets to get them guilty
*³) This should also boost to kill Pirates and get their Gold as well as reducing the gaining of RP living in PvP since this will become their pure nature.
Overall a buff to everyone since EGS Stealth will cost you RP now and should be encouraged to be used in general.
Alright - don’t let you wait so long I guess.
A lot more is coming guys but the recent time I am quite burned out again… vacation is coming end of August but yeah, hopefully all is good until the next season.
Then we are going to tackle some old issues.
So we hope you enjoy HWS 6.X.X!
Your HWS Team