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
1 HIDEKI 267118
4 FERENGI 297910
10 RAPTOR 334727
3 BR-2000 336252
22 LOKNAR 390516
3 CDA-120 392597
17 INTREPID 428511
16 D7 457308
41 BR-1000 461006
1 GALOR 472787
1 CLX 633555
19 DC-9 756515
10 ACR-45 766453
1 DKORA 771701
41 D5 886254
9 KELDON 1008068
2 BR-6 1097938
24 VALDORE 1245418
5 INTERCEPTOR 1314079
3 SCOUT 1440258
30 GBOP 1485988
4 CV-97 1562830
19 EXCEL 1593765
3 RWAR 1606162
14 KPB-13 1671431
4 DEFIANT 1770391
21 CL-13 1894409
10 KBOP 1968908
44 BR-5 2210627
11 SV-1 2378307
106 JHADAR 2646996
2 SPHERE 3086920
62 WARBIRD 3418561
2 D-10 3998914
14 AVG IX 4576618
29 KEV-12 4731580
9 D-11 4887849
10 GALAXY 5385416
71 RBOP 5893269
27 VORCHA 6743617
10 DY-600 7573571
63 LARSON 8763790
14 CUBE 15316562
84 II-A 17096949

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