- May 25, 2007
Greetings everyone!We are very excited to introduce Honeycombs!
Honeycombs are the latest in the Hive Workshop's ever-expanding list of features, bringing with them a fully revamped download system, a new dimension to our vast resource sections, unlockable site themes & more!
|What are Honeycombs?|
|Honeycombs are the site-wide currency of the Hive Workshop. Members will be able to spend their accumulated Honeycombs on downloading maps and resources and unlocking cosmetic elements such as new site themes and exclusive merchandise. Each member's Honeycomb count or "Honeycount" will be visible under their avatar, right next to the XP bar:|
|How are Honeycombs acquired?|
|Honeycombs are automatically generated much like Experience. You can earn Honeycombs by:|
In addition, Honeycombs can be purchased in the Merch Shop in three Honeybundles*
|What is the revamped download system?|
|The new resource download system is an exciting way to discover resources and diversify your asset collection! Starting tomorrow, members will be able to download maps, models, skins, icons, and sounds in exchange for a set number of Honeycombs! The pricing is based on the type of asset downloaded:|
Maps and assets awarded the Director's Cut rating will cost a flat 25% Honeycombs extra.
|Can I still download assets the way I used to?|
|If you are running low on Honeycombs and can't afford a particular asset you'll be able to use our new and exciting Free Download feature, which will grant you a resource pack full of random assets of the type you were looking for. These packs can contain anything! With a bit of luck, you could even get the asset you were after in the first place. And if not - then your collection is that much more interesting. Say goodbye to using the same old assets over and over again in your maps!|
The resource packs quantities vary according to the type of asset as follows:
We'll be rolling the update out over the next week. To celebrate, we'll be giving each of our members 10 FREE Honeycombs as well as the ability to purchase our first-ever HONEYCOMB EXCLUSIVE SITE THEME (available for the price of 1000 Honeycombs)!
Until next time, and as always: stay sweet!