we hope you enjoy the HWS 9 season so far, even though Alpha 9 gave us some stones to swallow.
As always: please give me Feedback what you like or dislike HWS related.
HWS Garage & Alien Core
As explained, with Alpha 9 the properties like fuel consumption and Turret targeting are not stored in the Core anymore, but in the NPC faction. Hence the “Alien” faction was until now more or less fake.
After I spoke with Eleon carefully what impact it has to not only HWS but also other servers, selling their special ships for real money even, they spend extra time in “fixing” it, implementing the no-fuel and no-o2 consumption back in the NPC Core!
I will re-activate the HWS Garage and bring back the Alien Core Support package throughout the next days and pick carefully the ships which were successful from the last seasons and overall fits the theme.
Sorry for the ones, which do not be part of it - for now.
New submissions will be checked also (Still some in queue) but overall it’s “on hold”, until I feel the other gameplay of HWS is “stable”.
Supergate & Regressions
Again, because of the NPC faction integration, the HUD colors and turret targeting is changed.
That is why I had to put the Supergates to Alien Faction. That means however they are not visible on your map anymore.
I might add Admin dummy bases above them, to show you the direction.
But overall I spend some time to give you all coordinates here:
You will see the pattern, that the “normal” Supergate is above the planet and the “ONLY SV” Supergate is below.
More bug fixes regarding that overall are on the way.
Things you might not know
Beside from that few things you need to know:
- I pushed PvP a bit by reducing the OAM withdraw cost in PvP by 50%
- The 24hour Titan base needs to have at least 1000 Blocks to get the 10 RP Bonus
- Because of massive Logistic Bugs, we had to temporary shutdown some of our features like eb:cointocr, Alien Sacrifice and more. We really hope Eleon fixes this ASAP.
Just store your Alien Container somewhere safe, until it’s fixed.
- The HWS Christmas Sale will end in 3 days, on the 24th December, at 11pm. It was overall not that through the roof but also not that bad. Some said I should repeat it on special holiday weekends or so, not that long anymore. Lessons learned.
Thank you so much everyone who supported us! Means really a lot to me, if beside all the hate, bugs, disrespect, exploits, glitches - the financial aspect is covered to pay the servers not out of my pocket alone anymore!
Other than that I still work hard to make the Universe “stable”, so I can move on to implement more things for you to enjoy on HWS.
For some players, I wish you already a happy Christmas holiday!