Greetings people of Hyperion.
Today I'm going to talk about the current and new webstore for Hyperion. I've already told people on Ultimate and in the website chat but I think I need to make this news post just so everyone is aware of what's happening.
So let's jump straight into this by starting off with the current webstore.
Current Webstore: The current webstore uses a points system that's build into the Enjin software. The points system is great but it prevents many issues some even legal due to certain things. One thing I love about the points system is the fact that everyone can vote or do certain things on the forums to obtain more points. Sadly due to the change of software for our webstore points will render useless when we transfer. BUT WAIT, before you leave or stop buying points, voting and being active on the forums etc, you should listen to this next bit.
New Webstore: Due to the new software/system not having a point system I've created a plan where all points will be refunded. Now does this mean we refund your money? Sadly not as I've come up with a better plan. Every single person that has an account with as and owns a points value of over 50 will be given a coupon. Now does this mean you can abuse the system? Nope, when I make systems I make sure they have no errors. So this is what will happen with the points system becoming void.
All points will be converted into a coupon as long as you have a points value 50 and over. You can than use this coupon code on new purchases or you might even decide to save your coupons and cash them in for other stuff. Example time.
WizardPulse has 2000 Hyperion Points, well this means that WizardPulse get's a coupon valued at $200.
Now if you ask me that's pretty amazing considering you get 3 points per day whilst we're still with Enjin just by typing /c money. (Voting will be added, just dealing with technical issues). So I suggest you buy points whilst they're on sale because if you think about it you're saving yourself some cash, you can also use /c money(soon to be /vote) and collect points that way or by doing the various tasks on the website such as posting, rating posts and even submitting a staff feedback form.
Now there's another thing I'm going to be touching base on and that's sales. Now I know how much everyone loves sales but I think you'll love them even more when we get this new software/system. We can now have sales on everything, I'm talking Ranks, Packs, Perks etc.. So no more having to wait for a sale on points and than you blow all of your points on one thing, now you can take advantage of the sale and actually get more when paying.
I know many of you will be sad about not having a points system but I'm afraid it's out of my hands. As much as I'd love to code Hyperion a points API/System/Software I just don't have the time to spend months working on it. Now it may seem simple but it means I'd have to create player commands and than admin commands, I'd than have to try and use our new stores API(If they have one) and get permission from the developers of it and then I'd need to code up a plugin for our website to allow for points.
BUT WAIT, here's some more news. Just because I'm not going to code it right now doesn't mean I won't make a start on it. I indeed will be making the appropriate contacts and planning out a custom API for us and maybe with it I'll be able to make this points system better.
Now to wrap this all up in a nice little present I'll be leaving this current sale on until September 20th and we'll be having more sales before and after we get the new website. Also, my custom points system will be called "Hyperion Money", so that's basically that.
I hope everyone enjoys this post and I hope you're all looking forward to a custom Hyperion Software by myself and a custom website plugin for us made by myself.