Dear HWS Community,
I have a Déjà-vu writing that title but it’s true: HWS runs today for 5 years straight.
Or let me describe it a bit different:
- HWS runs for 260 weeks, 6 days or 182 600 174 hours
- 9419 Support Tickets were created
- Over 50 000 different players joined the HWS servers in total
- Over 182 000 users visited this forum
- HWS Connect got visited 1 844 362 times, from over 100 countries of the world
I could go on with those stats but they are not just numbers to me but really a huge, unbelievable achievement to all of us. You, playing on HWS. You, helping us with tickets and feedback. You, supporting us and making this reality.
Loyal players know this by now but I would have never thought 6 years ago I would ever do such a thing for living. And even 5 years ago I was just curious, what is possible in Empyrion Multiplayer and trying out few things, you know…
Of course, especially a huge thanks to @Jascha, who is with me as well since 5 years and enduring my ideas, game bugs and log crawling sessions. I would have not come so far, without him!
Along the way many great people came and go but in the end, it’s all possible because of you, the HWS Community. I really appreciate you guys.
5 years are often also a turning point. You reflect stuff. You plan stuff. Or the typical job application question goes: “Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?”.
It’s hard to say really (considering the last 5 years were totally blind) but I for sure want to be more creative and develop games for people. And this is basically what I do with HWS.
But I also want to prevent more conflicts and things, that interrupts me developing games.
I have plans about that and big plans what HWS should be at least at the end of 2021.
I hope to see you around and keep following this HWS journey. It would mean a lot to me!
HWS Anniversary Sale
As always, a bit late today, but the Anniversary Sale is live. 20% discount on everything here:
Only during that special event Sales, you can get permanent packages like Keep 100m credits for example.
The sale will end on Friday 11pm.
3rd HWS Server: HWS Reforged Eden Server
Gif taken from the new voting server:
We are also excited to launch a third server and observe you playing on a new scale in terms of Scenario and HWS Features. It’s a bit like 5 years ago, where an idea, can get improved and grown.
That means that at the beginning, not everything from HWS EU/NA could be merged to the HWS RE server, the Stargate Missions and some Quests need more effort, because the Scenarios are not compatible. But I plan to add them there too, especially if I see it gets popular.
So the best TL;DR of HWS RE is right now:
You play the full experience of the Reforged Eden Scenario - with Volume and Mass and everything the Creators had in mind as “default / recommended” setup.
You play with HWS Features - with HWS Connect (Daily Vote, Daily Loot, HWS Marketplace, etc.), HWS Reputation Points, Elemental Bank, OCD, etc.
OCD however works only in OCD Zones, no matter your OCD Level. And the only OCD Zone for now will be in ECC, at the modified EGS HQ
Over 42 000 Solar System will be PvE but 1 Solar System, the Homeworld PvP System, will be PvP, which means 1 Orbit = Black Hole and 1 Planet = Golden Globe.
Note: this should rather be seen as Benchmark, if the Scenario is PvP compatible in the first place and if the RE Community is ready for it. If any drama happens there, they will be removed and turned to 100% PvE.
HWS Content in terms of POIs, Quests, Missions, etc. might be integrated step by step, not changing the nature of Reforged Eden though.
To highlight one important thing:
The Reforged Eden Scenario is not done by me. Ravien and Vermillion created it, hence they can give you answers to your questions and solve issues, that come with that Scenario.
Please remember this, we do not give support in that regard and will always redirect you to the proper places like:
I plan to start the HWS Reforged in about 1 hour.
Thank you so much for reading, for playing on HWS and for just being part of the Community.