Beta final stages

Written by  on March 16, 2016 

First, let me say thanks to all you guys for helping me out so far with the Beta. We’re getting close to a point where we can wrap up game/ship balance testing and start polishing up the the final release.

To help me stay on track with the Beta testing, I wrote a query to show ship classes in ascending order by damage given. This gives me a rough idea which classes need more attention; whether it’s because the class needs an adjustment, or it’s simply that no one has flown it yet.

Looking at the chart below, you can get an idea which ones are the “community favorites” and which ones have been less popular. I intentionally narrowed the stats down to “# ships created” and “total damage given” for each class.

This page queries the ship database every time it is called up, so definitely check back regularly to see how we’re moving along. For the remainder of the beta, I’ll be concentrating on whatever ships are near the top of the list to make sure they each get enough “seat time”. I’ll also take another look at some of the ones near the bottom to get a feel for whether they are simply being flown more because certain players favor them, or if there might be a potential balance issue.

A couple of weeks back, I had mentioned splitting the ships up among the players to distribute the balance testing, (and it worked great thanks to your help!) but at this stage, I’d ask that you -any of you, give some of the ships at the top of this list a try… and of course leave some feedback so we can get the balance nailed down here.

Thanks!
obit

CURRENT SHIP SPECS

Ships Class DmgGiven
3 CDA-180 171350
13 AZATH 183530
22 BR-1 190678
14 TALON 284985
4 BR-2000 358136
1 GALOR 368676
22 LOKNAR 390516
5 FERENGI 413146
20 D7 487396
3 CDA-120 492849
44 BR-1000 506940
1 HIDEKI 574184
43 D5 687687
27 RAPTOR 733482
12 ACR-45 794257
22 DC-9 851626
5 DKORA 853942
20 CLX 1130084
15 BR-6 1268092
8 INTERCEPTOR 1323394
3 SCOUT 1440258
10 RWAR 1647998
38 GBOP 1649066
5 CV-97 1670318
17 KPB-13 1726337
22 EXCEL 1731207
66 INTREPID 2049435
9 DEFIANT 2267039
26 CL-13 2277464
35 VALDORE 2278055
119 KELDON 2376085
81 BR-5 2407354
50 SPHERE 2878434
36 KBOP 4146937
70 WARBIRD 5356516
24 D-11 5782389
14 AVG IX 6016442
31 KEV-12 6110812
301 JHADAR 6126933
83 RBOP 6313508
38 GALAXY 7058071
38 VORCHA 7321951
35 DY-600 7826931
100 SV-1 9455702
16 D-10 9874460
91 LARSON 10797490
98 II-A 18149317
52 CUBE 25667444

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