today I start with the series “Teaser Countdown” — releasing each day a new Teaser for HWS 8 until the release. I try to cluster some things, spoil as good as possible while still granting you some surprises on the release day!
Today we start with 2 big things:
1. Chatbot rework
Here you can not only see a new feature to whisper to another faction but also the overall change regarding our chat outputs.
This not only improves the performance drastically but also is an easier way for you to make screenshots of that popup to help us in Get Support requests or for your archieve.
The current version has the advantage to have a kind of history for you but since the chat system in the game isn’t “ready” yet, it was quite fiddling.
This popup above can be closed with the Enter key as well.
But there is more you can do:
We also have a confirmation window for some interactions now. Finally this cb:yes / cb:no typing is over and fits in the workflow with our HWS Connect Button integration. As you can see you can accept / decline such popups logically with the Enter or ESC key as well.
2. HWS Marketplace rework
As mentioned elsewhere we not only tackle the current (trickster) mechanic to sell stuff globally (with a 10% fee) to have a nerfed OCD along the way, but also update the general gameplay of the HWS Marketplace.
Buy items globally
You can buy items globally from the HWS Marketplace in HWS 8 again, but it will cost you 1 RP per item.
A 999 stack Stone Dust? Cost: 999 RP (+ the normal credit market price)
With this change a couple of things are addressed:
- same as the Amazon Prime “Same Day” delivery idea, I still want to give players at any time this great opportunity to buy few items to get out of stuck situations, but costly and thinking good what to buy
- you can still buy for free in the Marketplace Zone of course, encouraging to visit the multiple Marketplace Zones we get in HWS 8
- the RP cost — forget any value for Reputation Points you thought you know until now. With HWS 8 this is a total new hot thing regarding gaining and spending them
Sell items globally
You can still sell items globally to the HWS Marketplace but it will cost you 1 RP per item as well
I think it’s easy to understand. You want to sell globally and don’t care about the 10% fee (as doing now)? Let’s see what your RP account will tell you.
Same here: you can still sell items for free (credit and RP) in the HWS Marketplace zone of course.
Alright, I better stop here before leaking more new stuff but the two (three ;)) new changes should be enough for today!
Last but not least this series here will also mean that the HWS Guide will be updated along the way this week. Just for your information and thank you @KptnKurt once again for the complete walk through, fixing the Guide here and there!
Stay tuned for more — it will become more exciting the closer we get to the release date!