Hello everyone! Welcome to the 207th issue of the RoVerse Development Newsletter, where we keep you updated on the progress we've made over the past week.
This week, Idyllic spent some time testing the new gamemodes, particularly the recently-merged Outpost Strike gamemode and found quite a few bugs to patch, while also continuing coding the menu system that will be used to select Capital ships.
We wont bore you with the details of the bugs we found, but instead focus on the Capital ships, since they provide better pictures. The player datastore has been upgraded to now save your currently selected Capital ship - the ship you will deploy in if the gamemode supports Capitals, or you have been selected for a special role in a gamemode. The retrofitted menu system now supports an 'edit capital' mode, where only Capital ships are in the available list as you scroll through, rather than the way we have been selecting them so far, which is putting them right in the fighter sort.
Stats for these ships will be worked out shortly, and their descriptions completed, giving the player the full picture of the ship they are about to purchase.
A new faction ship has joined the roster, this one custom-designed for speed. The Akatana Sergal will be tearing through the skies in the new Gatecrash gamemode.
The community dogfight continued again this week, with members of the community coming together to blast each other out of the sky. Here are a selection of screenshots from the event - send in your own if you have them. Join us next week at 8pm EST and earn double credits for the duration.
It was a quiet week in the dogfight, there were 59 kills, 39 with beam, 11 with plasma, 9 with laser, 0 with railgun, 0 with auto, and 0 with torpedo. The most dangerous ship was the Hayabusa III, with 30 kills, followed by the Iridium with 20. The most dangerous map was Frostland with 21 deaths, followed by Ecumenopolis with 18.
And now, the moment you've been waiting for...
The three players that topped the leaderboard were FangABXY, with 30 kills and 17 deaths and a 1.76 KDR; IdyllicDestroyer with 20 kills, 20 deaths and a 1 KDR; and Fortune_Volkov with 8 kill, 11 deaths, and a 0.72 KDR. They have unlocked the exclusive ship Stratus Sprite in the Alpha Dogfight. Nice work pilots!
If you'd like to check out the rest of our data, you can find the spreadsheet here: Phase 1 Data (Week 51)
Each week we compile a Q&A section here whenever there are any new questions posted on the RoVerse Community group wall or in the Community Discord Server. Be sure to join if you have any questions about RoVerse:
ROBLOX Group: https://www.roblox.com/My/Groups.aspx?gid=2948290
Discord server: https://discord.gg/npxBGwJ
There were no new questions in the community discord this week, but if you have any we'll be happy to answer them.
You can support us by joining our Community Group or Discord server! So far, the community has been absolutely amazing, supportive, and very friendly. We are very appreciative of all the support you guys show us!
If you want to catch any of our developers streaming, you can always follow our official Twitch channel here!
Remember, we are always looking for new, talented builders, scripters and artists! If you’d like to help us you can always get in touch with us through RoVerse_Official on the ROBLOX website, or by contacting an Administrator in the community Discord! Don’t worry, we don’t bite!
Vaktus: Leader of the Vaktovian Empire and head of the RoVerse Project