Hello everyone! Welcome to the 230th issue of the RoVerse Development Newsletter, where we keep you updated on the progress we've made over the past week.
This week, Idyllic returned to upgrade ship filters, and rigged two brand-new faction ships.
Our ship filter system supports sorting by default ships, faction ships, ships you don't own, and ships you already own. Previously, this system was additive - if you ticked owned and faction, it would compile a list of all faction ships and all owned ships. This wasn't quite what we wanted from filters, so this week we've revised the code a bit.
They aren't quite ready for production yet, as there's still a few problems with shallow copying tables, but they should be resolved and re-enabled as soon as those problems are solved.
Two new ships have been rigged and added to the Dogfight - the Solerian Chariot
and the Akatana HAs7-1 Sensha, which were both apparently a collaboration between Solera and the House. It will be interesting to see what future projects this arrangement produces.
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 353 kills, 20 with auto, 28 with beam, 236 with laser, 15 with plasma, 14 with railgun, and 40 with torpedo. The most dangerous ship was the Iridium with 78 kills, followed by the Excalibur with 67. The most dangerous map was Core_of_Nothing with 118 deaths, followed by Blue_Spaceway with 103.
And now, the moment you've been waiting for...
The three players that topped the leaderboard were Imaboss2122, with 99 kills and 3 deaths and a 33 KDR; Tzleo with 64 kills, 25 deaths and a 2.56 KDR; and MaxieLaurem with 58 kills, 8 deaths, and a 7.25 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 74)
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: Do larger fighter classes have higher base stats?
A1: Indeed. A medium fighter with 5 points of armor is going to have more health than a light fighter with the same number. This is inverted for stats like speed and agility, with smaller ships being naturally more nimble.
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