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
21 BR-1 161168
2 CDA-180 170416
9 AZATH 183530
13 TALON 277398
3 BR-2000 357726
1 GALOR 368676
22 LOKNAR 390516
5 FERENGI 413146
20 D7 487396
3 CDA-120 492849
19 RAPTOR 501155
42 BR-1000 505416
1 HIDEKI 574184
30 INTREPID 673806
43 D5 687687
12 ACR-45 794257
22 DC-9 851626
5 DKORA 853942
20 CLX 1113994
10 BR-6 1212366
5 INTERCEPTOR 1315446
3 SCOUT 1440258
10 RWAR 1647998
37 GBOP 1649066
5 CV-97 1670318
15 KPB-13 1709346
19 EXCEL 1727795
9 DEFIANT 2187482
32 VALDORE 2239469
26 CL-13 2277464
116 KELDON 2314117
55 BR-5 2397739
6 SPHERE 2856259
129 JHADAR 3208235
33 KBOP 3753454
12 D-11 5307146
68 WARBIRD 5355143
14 AVG IX 6015604
31 KEV-12 6110812
83 RBOP 6313508
23 GALAXY 6530661
33 VORCHA 6974939
25 DY-600 7807730
89 SV-1 8833558
11 D-10 9801989
63 LARSON 10412703
96 II-A 18043551
48 CUBE 24804912

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