Hello everyone! Welcome to the 229th issue of the RoVerse Development Newsletter, where we keep you updated on the progress we've made over the past week.
This week, Idyllic continued to work on the turret modification menu, working down the list of features remaining that we discussed last week, there is a new armament calculator to help you design ship stats, and a new ship from the community has been added to the dogfight.
The turret visualization system was hooked up to the new buttons, disabled turrets have been made to get greyed out and be unselectable, and turrets you have not yet purchased for that ship turn white instead of orange.
Turret capacity is also now in progress, which required some updates to default ship stats, as well as some revisions to the math that calculates the gradient on the UI, with solid results. After realizing that previous iterations of the menu lacked the ever-important Blank turret button, which was quickly added, Idyllic set to work perfecting the math on the gradient that runs the power bar placed in the middle of the screen.
We also have developed a brand-new calculator for use when designing faction ships - on the 4th sheet of the Armament Tables page, you can input ship class, number of turret mounts, and your ideal loadout, and it will tell you how many armament points such a loadout would require, or if it would require too many armament points to be possible.
A new public faction ship has been submitted by a member of the community - the MXI-03 Maroon Defender.
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 1pm and 8pm EST and earn double credits for the duration.
This week in the dogfight there were 93 kills, 30 with auto, 35 with beam, 16 with laser, 0 with plasma, 10 with railgun, and 2 with torpedo. The most dangerous ship was the Hayabusa_III with 31 kills, followed by the Iridium with 22. The most dangerous map was Blue_Spaceway with 36 deaths, followed by Classic with 27.
And now, the moment you've been waiting for...
The three players that topped the leaderboard were FangABXY, with 33 kills and 11 deaths and a 3 KDR; IdyllicDestroyer with 22 kills, 22 deaths and a 1 KDR; and CandyCobalt with 15 kills, 13 deaths, and a 1.15 KDR. They have unlocked the exclusive ship Nihilos Asterus 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 73)
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
Q1: Will stations have a civilian cargo area in case I need to store my stuff?
A1: Neutral stations may have a bit of storage space for you to use, mostly when transferring goods between a mining ship and a cargo ship, but if you're filling your holds up, it's time to sell the ore, start refining it, or haul it to where the prices are better. At faction stations and outposts, you'll have a bit more room to work with, since refined materials are directly useful for building structures in those situations.
Q2: Can we make a mining ship that eats asteroids whole?
A2: That'd be really cool, wouldn't it? Mining ships can get up into the Medium Capital size range, which is more than enough to swallow an occasional small asteroid, and that would add a bit of variety instead of everything being mining lasers. We'll try and make that happen.
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