Hello HWS Community
It has been a while since i posted anything meaningful but now has come a time i feel there is something i would like to run by you guys and ask for your vote.
I started playing HWS back in version 2.0, a long time ago it would seem now. Things were very different back then, dare i say harder.
i come back every major update, most of the time it will be for around 1 week - 3 weeks.
The main objective i have is to offer feedback to Rex but also enjoy this game on HWS.
Over the past 4 or so updates something became very apparent to me.
As a solo player who is a veteran it can be some what boring upon returning.
The main culprits i found is the OCD and Auto miner.
I have played many hours long ago but each time i come back i still have a full OCD of goodies, i have maxed out auto miner levels, millions of gold and even things have changed ingame making getting items, resources and gold fairly easy within a short amount of time.
This is a very different experience to the one i had back when i used to play a lot.
Now naturally you could say well delete your OCD, delete your Auto miner and your bank and see how it is then. The thing is i found that even if i do this it does not take me long until i start to fill it all up again and have a hefty amount of items, resources and gold once again.
As i say back in the day things were harder…gold was VERY rare and it took me weeks and weeks to accumulate 10 million, i may even say months.
Starting new this will take me no longer than a few days if you know what your doing.
Now everyone has a different style of play when it comes to HWS, for me personally it was always about survival and risk v reward.
I feel these days i have to risk very little but the reward is very large.
So without futher words, something i have mentioned to Rex but now i would like your feedback
HWS Ironman Mode
What is it?
Ironman mode is for those of us that really love the survival and risk v reward aspect of EGS and are not afraid to lose it all. You will carry your valuables on you and in your ships and bases.
When you die with that epic weapon you can’t spawn another through OCD so you better stock up or head to the market and grab a new one. In every sense of it you are one PVP loss away from losing that expensive ship with all your loot. It is to its core about ‘survival’ and you will feel every win and loss a lot more because it becomes more meaningful.
Ironman mode brings purpose and encourages you to learn from your mistakes and to live to survive, not living for luxury.
Available to Patrons or as a donator package.
Upon a new season you select in HWS connect if you would like to enable ‘Ironman mode’
In Ironman mode you are unable to access your OCD and Auto miner and other luxury features, they become completely unavailable. You will also be unable to use any support packages such as blueprint spawns. This is for the Entirety of that season. Once you select ironman mode you have locked in your choice for that season you are going ‘Hardcore’
Enabling Ironman Mode will open up some very nice benefits, as you are sacrificing a huge blanket of safety you will be rewarded for your courage.
Brave = This passive trait enables a daily reputation boost just for logging in
Iroman package = No doubt you are at a big disadvantage in HWS, so when your journey begins you can summon a one time use package that will give you a nice boost of items, resources and other goodies to give you helping hand.
Ironman Skill tree = You will not only have access to the standard skill tree, you will have your own exclusive tree that will further the development of your character with boosts to your health, stamina and food.
Ironamn Discord group - want to team up with other Ironman players or just want a place to celebrate your glories and losses, you will have a discord tag and exclusive group.
*Other features to be confirmed.
Don’t worry if you have a full OCD and Auto miner and other donor packages these will still be linked to your account, so if you decide that for the next and any upcoming seasons you do not want to enable ‘ironman mode’ it will be like it was before but of course you lose all ironman privileges.
I think it is always a question of why, why should you stop using OCD? why should you stop using Auto miner and other safety features?
Until now there has been no real incentive, but let us not forget these HWS exclusive features were introduced to help the ease of loss in an alpha game and they have evolved so much so that some could say you have your hand firmly held in HWS.
this could all change, ths could open up a style of play i feel is lost but yearned for from players similar to me.
so my question to you, the HWS community
is this something that interests you!?
- Yes, I would love to see Ironman Mode
- No, i don’t like the idea of Ironman Mode
Feel free to leave comments
Thanks for stopping bye