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
9 TALON 26482
1 HIDEKI 38919
2 CDA-180 127620
7 AZATH 154387
4 FERENGI 182999
22 LOKNAR 255253
4 BR-2000 270673
16 D7 271614
17 INTREPID 296521
19 BR-1 297724
10 RAPTOR 334727
5 CDA-120 347171
1 GALOR 368676
1 BR-6 375003
43 BR-1000 383487
41 D5 404603
1 DKORA 424700
1 CLX 456849
19 DC-9 623711
10 ACR-45 766453
24 VALDORE 854236
9 KELDON 1008068
4 DEFIANT 1061066
5 CV-97 1071812
8 INTERCEPTOR 1125371
15 KPB-13 1283891
3 SCOUT 1330584
0 D-10 1373463
21 EXCEL 1403252
30 GBOP 1409773
23 CL-13 1465261
3 RWAR 1606162
13 KBOP 1796967
49 BR-5 2116028
11 SV-1 2378307
2 SPHERE 2387736
106 JHADAR 2440782
14 AVG IX 3053982
71 WARBIRD 3129126
46 KEV-12 4502899
78 RBOP 4856108
9 D-11 4887849
10 GALAXY 5385416
26 VORCHA 6207054
10 DY-600 6770710
80 LARSON 7689104
12 CUBE 11479560
96 II-A 15001817

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