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
7 BR-2000 358136
1 GALOR 368676
23 LOKNAR 390516
5 FERENGI 415858
20 D7 487396
5 CDA-120 496745
44 BR-1000 506940
1 HIDEKI 574184
43 D5 687687
12 ACR-45 794257
22 DC-9 851626
6 DKORA 891559
40 RAPTOR 993003
28 CLX 1146549
8 INTERCEPTOR 1323394
29 BR-6 1345704
3 SCOUT 1440258
10 RWAR 1658821
40 GBOP 1660350
6 CV-97 1670318
18 KPB-13 1731873
24 EXCEL 1733047
36 VALDORE 2302461
27 CL-13 2303350
10 DEFIANT 2356701
120 KELDON 2404728
105 BR-5 2410963
53 SPHERE 2878434
73 INTREPID 2959624
40 KBOP 5223338
73 WARBIRD 5373738
24 D-11 5815634
16 AVG IX 6027688
37 KEV-12 6115798
88 RBOP 6388555
42 VORCHA 7711113
47 DY-600 7844425
54 GALAXY 7922160
447 JHADAR 9690163
91 LARSON 10840489
17 D-10 10996901
154 SV-1 14353628
104 II-A 18267727
64 CUBE 27769658

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