finally the promised HWS 8 announcement!
And without a lot of words we want to show you the teaser @Achilles made for us.
New HWS Features
I have announced it in a bigger scale already before the release so please go ahead and check them out:
But since I teasered already so much please let me just mention the additions, status quo and missing information.
So far some used them already and enjoying them. Only problem is the visibility. I changed the Alien Admin Core with a normal Admin Core now. This should show the Supergate globally in the orbit. I also shared the Markers public. Just open your Map and select the Markers at the very top right.
If the Supergates are very well accepted we maybe implement them in a bigger scale, replacing the normal K-warps to prevent yolo jumps (until Eleon implements EMP or other ways to prevent that)
PDA Missions / EGS Flying City
We wanted to give it another try and created with a lot of work the PDA walkthrough.
After we saw it wasn’t that feasible we changed it yesterday to a way more easy “stuck free” use case.
Only downside is that player with the previous PDA version might not complete their actions.
Will think about a solution here.
The EGS Flying City got moved to ECC as announced to improve the performance and allow the City to be played more often later on.
Keep in mind it is still under construction here and there and will grow more and more after some time (a Mission included)
Sorry for the confusion about “Your get 1 RP per playhour as solo player”. Unfortunately it was not possible in the end. Hopefully in the future.
The rebalance of all Origins will be revisited too. For now we observe what Origin is playing which role.
Just keep in mind that you have now couple of NPC Traders in the Universe selling the Yellow Alien Container regulary.
What is left are the playfield description infos.
Keep in mind that you always can check the latest correct limits in HWS Connect > Universe.
They will be updated tomorrow. Rules of thumb are:
PvE: 2 faction and 1 private stuff
PvP: CV 100 max. Blocks. 10 Alliance Faction Bases
Sorry for the not so catchy Announcement text and that some issues happened at the beginning.
It’s very difficult at the beginning of such a big patch, the biggest so far, and handling 300+ players on 2 servers alone.
Nevertheless thank you @hopskotch for not only coming back to HWS but also helping me spawning all HWS Garage ships on NA as well as @Achilles spawning the ships on EU!
You helped a lot!
Last but not least, as often said: HWS 8 is basically a new era with so many new stuff that not everything is that good again. We will iterate over everything until it is “perfect” again.
Thank you honestly for being patient until then and we are trying our best meanwhile and beyond!