Hi HWS Community,
I got a lot of feedback from the past about my announcements and want to change the way this time a bit. I want to inform you ahead of changes I plan to do and hope to get feedback if it’s a good direction or not or suggestions in general. Especially since it’s an important thing for us.
But let’s start with a very great news
New HWS Patreon Feature | OAM Ores to OCD
We reached the outstanding $700 goal, which opened up the OAM to OCD integration.
Once activated with the command, your OAM Ores are put in your OCD if space is available. Also if your OAM is full of Ores, level 10 = 9000 for example, the overlimit Ores are put in your OCD.
We hope you like this convenience feature and thank all of our HWS Patrons so much for your support!
If you would like to use this, many more convenience features and upcoming cooler features, feel free to become a HWS Patron here:
HWS Support Package Rework Feedback
Alright, let me explain a bit more about all of this first.
As you know, HWS = W3DG (Web 3D Gaming) is the business I do for living. An absolute crazy idea, never did before or “learned” from someone else. It just “happened” and here we are.
However, the most players who dive a bit deeper than just looking at the surface recognize that what you see here on HWS is something you won’t see anywhere else. Reality. Why?
Because time is the most important, crucial and biggest factor for a human being in terms of “success”.
If a human is doing something for the most time of his life he becomes good at it. It’s a logical and natural law, which is always true. Be it soldier, mason, gamer or whatever.
The human brain is most efficient in doing tasks over and over again. The more often you do something similar, the more active and strong the synapses in your brain about that particular task become.
And guess what I’m doing over and over again. I have no real other hobby than my business and I’m just living for what I’m doing here.
Why? Because every single day is always different. Sure, sometimes bad days with some rude persons but overall I can learn every day something new or become better in what I’m doing and just having fun!
Unfortunately or not we are living in a World where time is always equal with money. If you invest so much time in something, it is of course important that you get at least some time you invested back in form of money. And to become even more succesful it’s of course logical to step over the “Break-even” line.
That opens up capabilities like better server hardware, a better webserver hardware and infrastructure, more tools that help with video creating, screen capturing, programming tools, etc. or most important: more synapses. Not your own, but others! Simply put: thinking about other humans that help me out. Because even though my brain could work even more efficient if putting it under even more pressure it is not created to do things parallel. It only works as a Waterfall model. One task after another. Only more people can change this.
Ju for example joined us to help us out, which is awesome!
Long story short: we are looking into ways which helps us to get more money for the time we invest in all of this. Calculating my time / work balance together I get for example 5€ per hour at the moment. Since I have no high life standard it’s “fine” but limit me to learn more, provide even better things to you or even expand to other games.
HWS Support Packages
My plans are as following (not final!):
- Implement “EGS Stealth Level 5” package per season for 10€
- Implement “Keep EGS Stealth Level” package per season for 7€
- Include EGS Stealth Level 3 in the HWS Supporter (bundle) package
- Implement a Stargate Package for 10€. You get 2 Stargates / Portals with a do:rp:sg command. You can place them on your Bases and after that call me to setup the connection of them.
- Make “Keep Blueprint Resources after Full Wipe” package per season instead of permanent (!! read below !!)
- Make “Keep Credit xx after full wipe” package per season instead of permanent (!! read below !!)
- “Remove” “Keep Credit 25m + 70m” package (!! read below !!)
- Implement “Keep 400m credit after full wipe” package per season for 20€
Everyone who paid for the current permanent version of “Keep …” stuff, keeps it permanent and available! The “per season” and removal of 25m + 70m package change ONLY affects new Supporter, starting on the 7th April - 9AM.
As announced in the teaser we had a new idea to enhance the OCD. We call it “OCD Refinery”.
The OCD Refinery process your Ores in your OCD automatically into Ingots (good combination with the recent Patreon Features that Ores from the OAM goes into the OCD).
It is of course faster than your Furnace or Constructor.
You can upgrade your OCD Refinery with ingame credits + HWS RP but also with a Supporter Package. At the beginning everyone has it on level 0 = inactive.
For now we thought about 10 OCD Refinery levels, where you can buy OCD Refinery level 5 as Support Package.
We are open to refinery speed and Support Package price feedback.
@patrons If you look at the current $800 Goal, what do you think about making the OCD Refinery Level 5 included as HWS Veteran and up Patrons?
Last but not least I want to give an update about the Commodity Trader and Mission Dealer.
I know I said this weekend they gonna come but with the massive Alpha 9.6 issues and some real life issues I couldn’t finish them. That means I made progress and really try to deliver them as fast as possible!
Keep an eye out on this Topic, which I’m updating along the way:
That’s it for now. We are looking forward for your feedback! Dependent on the overall resonance I’ll do more announcements like that to involve you to our plans.
Realistically as you know, we can’t make everyone happy in the first place though, so the time investment and the negativity this announcement can hold isn’t something other companies are doing in general.
But without you, all of this wouldn’t be possible, so let’s see
Your HWS Team