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
18 BR-1 148236
7 AZATH 154387
9 TALON 156276
2 CDA-180 170416
10 RAPTOR 334727
3 BR-2000 357256
1 GALOR 368676
22 LOKNAR 390516
4 FERENGI 405289
17 INTREPID 428511
16 D7 457308
41 BR-1000 468203
3 CDA-120 492849
1 HIDEKI 571582
1 CLX 664332
19 DC-9 756515
10 ACR-45 766453
1 DKORA 806336
9 KELDON 1008068
41 D5 1014327
2 BR-6 1097938
5 INTERCEPTOR 1304893
3 SCOUT 1440258
24 VALDORE 1469199
30 GBOP 1485988
4 CV-97 1584789
3 RWAR 1606162
14 KPB-13 1698365
19 EXCEL 1726677
4 DEFIANT 1957971
10 KBOP 2056696
22 CL-13 2178008
45 BR-5 2393155
106 JHADAR 2803265
2 SPHERE 2844924
12 SV-1 3241370
9 D-11 4887849
62 WARBIRD 5219634
10 GALAXY 5385416
31 KEV-12 6029088
14 AVG IX 6117054
71 RBOP 6256038
27 VORCHA 6777138
9 DY-600 7623969
3 D-10 9141568
63 LARSON 10332943
88 II-A 17836445
17 CUBE 22408512

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