Distant Worlds Online

is creating an expanded game experience for Empyrion - Galactic Survival

$43

per month
Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a multiplayer PvE/PvP game where your challenge is to survive on alien worlds, create a safe place for yourself, and construct your own ships to explore the galaxy, or if you are so inclined, pound on and pillage loot from NPCs and other players that wander into PvP territories.

Distant Worlds Online is a mod expansion of the game on the server side that adds unique functionality to the game and keeps it fresh and entertaining. We are working hard to create an experience that integrates seamlessly with the game itself, and adds that little bit of extra feeling of realism and adventure.

What makes us different from other Empyrion servers?
  • We aren't using any of the publicly available mods (aside from EAH)
  • The mods we're putting in place are all hand crafted by us and are unique
  • This is my full time job. I am fully dedicated to making this an awesome server
  • We own the hardware. All contributions will be used to keep the server alive and growing and keep the developers and artists fed and happy

Current plans - (Already implemented or just about ready)
  • AB - Alliance Bank Currently Available
  • OCS - Offworld Cargo Storage Currently Available
  • JB - Jobs Board Under Development - Cargo Transport Missions
  • These will be dynamic missions created throughout the day with an expiration time for completion. You'll pick up the designated cargo from the given location and deliver it to it's destination. You can also create a Job Listing on the board for an escort if you feel you might need it.
  • JB - Jobs Board Under Development - Cargo Escort Missions
    These will be both dynamic and player created Jobs to provide escort for another player attempting to complete a Cargo Transport Mission.
  • More to come as Eleon expands and improves the API

Future plans - (The Roadmap)
I had planned to upgrade the server(s) over time, but after seeing how the current hardware performed with just 10 players online I knew I had to do something now. I've gone ahead and invested in a datacenter class server that should be able to handle just about anything we throw at it. The specs are listed below.

If possible please consider becoming a Patron and contributing to our efforts. It helps us pay the bills and keep development going. (the server was an extra expense I wasn't really planning on right now) If you can't contribute right now, that's ok, we understand, which is why the first level of all the game enhancements we offer are free to everyone. When you are ready you can contribute to gain the next level of that enhancement that will give you the extra edge in your pursuits for wealth, glory and galactic domination.

However, and I want to be very clear on this point. Distant Worlds Online is by no means a "Pay-to-Win" game server. I've spent a fair amount of time carefully considering the rewards, both for Patrons and for in-game rewards from the website, so that Patrons get a decent reward for their contributions, but not enough to really tip the balance. While Patrons will have access to their stored items and bank accounts after a wipe, everyone still has to start on a starter planet, go through the level-up process, and rebuild everything. So the reasons to become a Patron are not to gain an unfair advantage in the game over those that don't, but to help ensure that we keep this server and custom content creation going.

Our current server setup:
- Main Server
  • 4 x Xeon E7-4870 2.8 GHz Processors / 10 Cores each / Total 40 Cores
  • 256GB RAM
  • 1 x 1TB SAS 10K HDD
  • 4 x 120GB SATA SSDs
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN
The Main server is running the Proxmox Hypervisor Host Operating System with 5 Windows Server 2016 Guest OSes. One runs the web site and SQL server, the other 4 each run Empyrion with more than enough CPU and RAM resources to handle up to 100 players on each, and they each run on their own 120GB SSD.

- Server 2 - Testing and Development Game Server
  • Core i7 8700 4 Core
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB SSD
- Internet
  • 50 Megabit Fiber with static IPs
Tiers
Citizen
$1 or more per month

A noble contributor to the cause. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your contribution to help our little community grow.


You'll gain access to:

  • 2 (TWO) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 500,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: NO
Recruit
$3 or more per month

You've joined the ranks!


 You'll gain access to:

  • 2 (TWO) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 500,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES
Commander
$5 or more per month

You're climbing the ladder and taking charge.


 You'll gain access to:

  • 3 (THREE) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 1,000,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES
Captain
$7 or more per month

Now you're sitting in the big chair where all the action is.


 You'll gain access to:

  • 3 (THREE) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 2,000,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES
Admiral
$10 or more per month

You've worked hard to get where you are. Now it's time to put that experience to good use.


 You'll gain access to:

  • 4 (FOUR) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 2,000,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES
Goals
$43 of $200 per month
We need to reach this goal just to help pay for the server and electricity costs.
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Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a multiplayer PvE/PvP game where your challenge is to survive on alien worlds, create a safe place for yourself, and construct your own ships to explore the galaxy, or if you are so inclined, pound on and pillage loot from NPCs and other players that wander into PvP territories.

Distant Worlds Online is a mod expansion of the game on the server side that adds unique functionality to the game and keeps it fresh and entertaining. We are working hard to create an experience that integrates seamlessly with the game itself, and adds that little bit of extra feeling of realism and adventure.

What makes us different from other Empyrion servers?
  • We aren't using any of the publicly available mods (aside from EAH)
  • The mods we're putting in place are all hand crafted by us and are unique
  • This is my full time job. I am fully dedicated to making this an awesome server
  • We own the hardware. All contributions will be used to keep the server alive and growing and keep the developers and artists fed and happy

Current plans - (Already implemented or just about ready)
  • AB - Alliance Bank Currently Available
  • OCS - Offworld Cargo Storage Currently Available
  • JB - Jobs Board Under Development - Cargo Transport Missions
  • These will be dynamic missions created throughout the day with an expiration time for completion. You'll pick up the designated cargo from the given location and deliver it to it's destination. You can also create a Job Listing on the board for an escort if you feel you might need it.
  • JB - Jobs Board Under Development - Cargo Escort Missions
    These will be both dynamic and player created Jobs to provide escort for another player attempting to complete a Cargo Transport Mission.
  • More to come as Eleon expands and improves the API

Future plans - (The Roadmap)
I had planned to upgrade the server(s) over time, but after seeing how the current hardware performed with just 10 players online I knew I had to do something now. I've gone ahead and invested in a datacenter class server that should be able to handle just about anything we throw at it. The specs are listed below.

If possible please consider becoming a Patron and contributing to our efforts. It helps us pay the bills and keep development going. (the server was an extra expense I wasn't really planning on right now) If you can't contribute right now, that's ok, we understand, which is why the first level of all the game enhancements we offer are free to everyone. When you are ready you can contribute to gain the next level of that enhancement that will give you the extra edge in your pursuits for wealth, glory and galactic domination.

However, and I want to be very clear on this point. Distant Worlds Online is by no means a "Pay-to-Win" game server. I've spent a fair amount of time carefully considering the rewards, both for Patrons and for in-game rewards from the website, so that Patrons get a decent reward for their contributions, but not enough to really tip the balance. While Patrons will have access to their stored items and bank accounts after a wipe, everyone still has to start on a starter planet, go through the level-up process, and rebuild everything. So the reasons to become a Patron are not to gain an unfair advantage in the game over those that don't, but to help ensure that we keep this server and custom content creation going.

Our current server setup:
- Main Server
  • 4 x Xeon E7-4870 2.8 GHz Processors / 10 Cores each / Total 40 Cores
  • 256GB RAM
  • 1 x 1TB SAS 10K HDD
  • 4 x 120GB SATA SSDs
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN
The Main server is running the Proxmox Hypervisor Host Operating System with 5 Windows Server 2016 Guest OSes. One runs the web site and SQL server, the other 4 each run Empyrion with more than enough CPU and RAM resources to handle up to 100 players on each, and they each run on their own 120GB SSD.

- Server 2 - Testing and Development Game Server
  • Core i7 8700 4 Core
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB SSD
- Internet
  • 50 Megabit Fiber with static IPs

Recent posts by Distant Worlds Online

Tiers
Citizen
$1 or more per month

A noble contributor to the cause. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your contribution to help our little community grow.


You'll gain access to:

  • 2 (TWO) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 500,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: NO
Recruit
$3 or more per month

You've joined the ranks!


 You'll gain access to:

  • 2 (TWO) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 500,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES
Commander
$5 or more per month

You're climbing the ladder and taking charge.


 You'll gain access to:

  • 3 (THREE) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 1,000,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES
Captain
$7 or more per month

Now you're sitting in the big chair where all the action is.


 You'll gain access to:

  • 3 (THREE) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 2,000,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES
Admiral
$10 or more per month

You've worked hard to get where you are. Now it's time to put that experience to good use.


 You'll gain access to:

  • 4 (FOUR) Offworld Cargo Storage Pods (OCS)
  • Alliance Bank where you can deposit up to 2,000,000 credits
  • OCS and Credits Safe from server wipe: YES