Good Morning HWS Community
the EXP of Patch 1.4 is around for quite a while now and you can expect a release anytime soon. With that I must strongly highlight few things again:
the IDs got increased from 2048 to 4096. You can expect new weapons, items, resources, etc. this year because of that but technically it is a nightmare. That means: the HWS Connect Marketplace will be offline until we converted the IDs. OCD, EGS Recycle, etc. should be converted on release of 1.4 but please use with caution the first time! Try it with some small yolo stack items first / little ship to recycle. It is HIGHLY risky and a fundamental change.
expect a downtime of HWS or better to say a legacy uptime. That means do NOT update Empyrion to patch 1.4 if you want to play on HWS until we are finished. Otherwise you can’t connect to HWS anymore!
once we start the update etc. we also have to do Windows Updates and clean ups. So try to grab some drinks and food for the downtime already.
a lot of new things got added and changed. While the savegame should be compatible and we do not full wipe, it does mean that those things may or may not be in HWS 14 but will come in HWS 15!
Some drastic changes like the Blast Damage rework needs active feedback though. I will observe your feedback once its live before changing anything. Overall you can expect big holes in your ships quite fast then. Maybe it’s good, maybe not.
Check the changelogs out here so far and thanks for your patience:
Your HWS Team