alright here is a big update before the big “7th July” update.
Just a short reminder:
We full wipe on 7th July both servers to implement a new universe which will be a lot smaller and change a lot of other things along the way such as POIs, Weather, Resources, Missions, PDA, etc.
Most common question: what will be wiped?
the ONLY difference to any other full wipe is that you KEEP all of your Bank Credits now!
Refunds of HWS ships can be given only under certain conditions you have to claim and we have to check.
EGS Recycle level 5 for everyone
With the latest tool update everyone has now the ability of EGS Level 5! Read here what this means in detail:
REMEMBER: this is only temporary and a gentle compromise for the 50% reduction of season I runtime!
Elemental Bank Interest change
We changed the system how the Elemental Bank interest mechanic works! Couple of people reported a possible exploit with it so we changed it now as following:
- you still have to visit the Bank per day once to get “Marked for interest”. The interest money however will now be paid out every day at 8/9 AM again.
This system should be now a lot safer
Major HWS Connect improvement!
After a long time I spent a whole day to implement an API call from the forum guide straight away to the HWS Connect Information modals / popups!
This is huge and means no legacy information flying around here and there anymore! The information is fetched automatically straight away from the forum posts! If we update the forum guide it will automatically updated in HWS Connect!
I also added some more information modals such as Hunter Board and HWS Universe.
If this would be only possible with the PDA …
Third HWS server connected
Behind the scene we rented a new third HWS server which will be called “HWS Sanctuary”.
We decided to go the path of using this server as the place for Penthouses and Donator Planets - for both EU and NA.
This is a massive change but also a massive improvement of performance for the main servers.
That means CSW will be your best friend soon. (we made it possible to connect to X server within one orbit. Command examples: csw:start:eu | csw:start:na | csw:start:sanctuary)
Blueprint Restriction and other stuff
After tons of feedback we will go with Blueprint Class 3 for now. The advantages and community tends to Class 3, so we test it out. Some playfields will have higher limits for bases though.
Other than that a lot is going on in the background. The time is short but we know on what to focus now and what is important.
Other than any other HWS version this is a massive performance boost version. Like really. If this fails again we have tested and verified every scenario possible I guess.
So keep this in mind - don’t throw away your Class 4 blueprints etc. we are still in Alpha stage - also HWS - so this time is the best time for testing stuff and become stronger.
So yeah, we learned a lot from the 6.0 start but again are excited how it turns out on 7th july. We only know that we spent an incredible amount of time in providing you the best gameplay possible. We really try and even though we can’t make everyone happy, we hope that in the end we can grow together.
Your HWS Team