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
1 ADMIN 0
15 AZATH 197534
7 CDA-180 200236
25 BR-1 215904
16 TALON 335107
10 BR-2000 433463
7 FERENGI 442005
7 GALOR 448612
30 LOKNAR 475843
20 D7 487415
16 CDA-120 564607
2 HIDEKI 574184
65 BR-1000 575450
51 D5 743155
12 ACR-45 798390
10 DKORA 917779
43 DC-9 1225626
76 BR-6 1443611
56 RAPTOR 1483886
12 SCOUT 1537843
53 CLX 1576646
29 INTERCEPTOR 1581615
15 RWAR 1696674
22 CV-97 1698249
21 KPB-13 1745729
46 EXCEL 1891012
126 KELDON 2431463
50 CL-13 2479112
60 SPHERE 2922330
66 GBOP 3092485
206 BR-5 3158245
49 VALDORE 3386433
44 DEFIANT 4064103
83 WARBIRD 5509681
32 D-11 5958510
43 KEV-12 6165598
59 KBOP 6907215
111 RBOP 7059145
55 AVG IX 7328480
68 DY-600 7940899
83 GALAXY 8312721
127 INTREPID 8661946
474 JHADAR 11298278
207 VORCHA 14494862
396 LARSON 16955603
118 D-10 18577862
177 II-A 24236346
426 SV-1 31279986
105 CUBE 31791621

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