the third time we have the honor to look back at a year of Empyrion / HWS and wish you a great coming happy new year!
It was a mixed year of events and incidents, from great to very bad. We had thousands of new HWS Connect users, over 4000 new players on EU / NA and the overall playhours exceeded way over 20 000 on both servers.
Beside these “stats” great people came to HWS, some great players left HWS.
Lately with Alpha 9 it’s a bit of a challenge I think to keep up the hope that Empyrion get the love in MP it totally deserves.
We have already cool features, we have already fun overall, but we really want a smooth, bug-free game, which in the end reduces the stress for Server Owners, reduce the toxicity due accusations, gives just more time to create cooler events and sub-features, you can dive into them.
Anyways, please watch the HWS Firework Event teaser video to know more about our new happy new year event.
On 31.12.2018. From 11:45PM until 0:15AM 01.01.2019
Thanks a lot to @Ju for the video
Happy New Year Reward
I know a lot can’t participate but for the lonely souls who can make it, you get a warm reward of
- 2,019 million credits
- 2019 HWS Reputation Points
It’s hard to say what will come, if you are that much dependent on coming patches. Alpha 9 showed again that all preparations can go nuts, no matter what you did.
But beside that, we have following ideas:
- More interactive events for Solo, COOP and Teams
- Fill the whole EGS HQ Stargate room with Missions
- Create more deeper story elements between Origins and NPC Factions
- Rework EGS Recycle to 10 levels
- Release of HWS Skill Tree 2.0, where your Origin gives you different attributes and boni
- Finalize the Commodity Trading system by integrate different Origin boni and mission rewards all together
- HWS Connect 5.0 - a realtime experience
Let’s see how fast 365 days flies by next year…
For everyone who supported HWS — either with feedback, contributions (POI), playhours, Patreon or money: we really thank you that you make all of this possible for thousands of players!