Hydian Way SWGEmu server and community
Established June 2013
Hydian Way was launched June 2013 by a group of SWGEmu players who came together from different backgrounds and servers. The goal of Hydian was to create a stable server where people could enjoy playing SWGEmu without the worry of constant network outages or sketchy administrators who are unreliable with no certainty that the server will be online long term. While there has been many other servers over the years, Hydian has always remained one of the few that’s stood out from the rest as being properly managed and truly stable.
The mission of Hydian Way is simple: Provide the upmost stability and reliability while offering a true Pre-CU SWG based server with a strong community for everyone to enjoy for as long as people choose to play on it. The server is a no-wipe server meaning the staff of Hydian will always go above and beyond to try and avoid ever having to wipe the server database if it can be avoided, unless circumstances dictate otherwise. From June 2013 to December 2015 the server has prided itself in maintaining the same server database since launch. In December of 2015, however, the server experienced a unrecoverable issue which ultimately caused a wipe of the server. While the server could have underwent a major rollback the community instead placed a majority vote to press forward with a fresh server database so the server could rebuild using some of the latest SWGEmu updates.
As of December 2015 the server is fresh with a newly established economy. The community of Hydian Way is hard at work rebuilding the galaxy and supporting each other along the way.
#The Hydian Experience#
Why play on Hydian Way? What makes this server different?
We don’t feel the need to go slumming for new players nor do we find it necessary to beg for people to play on the server. Everyone who’s ever played SWG has their own personal taste on what they want and how they want their SWG experience to be. The community of Hydian Way is by far the biggest key factor to why people end up playing on Hydian Way, and we don’t mean the size of the community. Quality over quantity is what we prefer. There are many great community members on Hydian Way and new players often come to try out the server where they eventually spend enough time to determine if Hydian is right for them. We invite you to give Hydian a try and see if it’s right for you.
The Hydian server is built upon the SWGEmu code and uses it as a base. In past years the server had operated using a lot of custom content and a custom Pre-Publish 9 Jedi system, all of which has been wiped in December 2015 to start fresh. New custom content has been introduced on the server, most of which has been provided by members of the Hydian community. The server does feature enhanced XP that is approximately 2.5x the normal rate which the community finds to be a nice happy medium between “not fast enough” and “too fast” for XP gain. The current Jedi system is based on Publish 14.1 using Holocrons for unlocking and also features the Jedi FRS. The features of the server are always subject to change, within reason, based on community feedback. We also always welcome community submissions for custom content given that it’s tested and has been approved.
Hydian Way is a self-hosting server. The server runs on a professional-grade rack server which was purchased by the staff of Hydian Way thanks to community contributions. The rack server is hosted on a high-end business line in the Central Florida area outside of Orlando. Data integrity and security is paramount for the server and daily automatic backups are in place to ensure no future instances occur where the server is forced to wipe again due to data issues. Hydian has had its fair share of issues since 2013 and the staff has learned from those issues which has helped to mold a superior hosting and management environment where the server is secure, stable, and reliable with a variety of measures in place in the event that an issue may arise.
If you’re looking to join a close knit SWGEmu community hosted on a stable server and once again experience the SWG emersion you previously felt the first time you played SWG, then Hydian Way may just be the server for you.