Hello everyone! Welcome to the 246th issue of the RoVerse Development Newsletter, where we keep you updated on the progress we've made over the past week.
This week's newsletter will be a bit shorter, since we've already released the Thursday Special Edition. Three new faction ships have been added, including one special edition April 1st ship that will become unavailable soon, and a new headlight feature has been added to fighters.
The Akatanan Limited-run Model 66 MCV:
The Osiris Prism:
and the Osiris Eye:
We've also added a headlight feature that has been highly requested since the debut of the Pirate Outpost Strike. Now you can see into dark corners and hunt down those hard-to-see turrets. Use keybind O to toggle them today!
This week in the dogfight there were 776 kills, 102 with auto, 3 with beam, 24 with laser, 20 with plasma, 17 with railgun, and 610 with torpedo. The most dangerous ship was the Excalibur with 144 kills, followed by the Sable_Axt with 115. The most dangerous map was Blue_Spaceway with 351 deaths, followed by The_Great_Hollow with 204.
And now, the moment you've been waiting for...
The three players that topped the leaderboard were FangABXY, with 279 kills and 19 deaths and a 14.68 KDR; TheUnderseer with 242 kills, 84 deaths and a 2.88 KDR; and devOmegax with 95 kills, 5 deaths, and a 19 KDR. They have unlocked the exclusive ship Nihilos Tephra 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 90)
Calexian Community Challenge
Before the end of Cycle 12, the community must strive to complete the following two challenges to unlock a Calexian ship for all to use. KOTH points fell a little behind, not racking up any this week, while Outpost clears have slingshotted ahead and are ahead of schedule. Keep up the good work, pilots.
The challenges are: 5000 KOTH capture points, and 50 Perfect rounds of Outpost Strike.
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 there be neutral planetary structures?
A1: We might make a neutral system a planet with a surface somewhere down the road, and I wouldn't discount the possibility of discovering a base in the wilderness built by NPCs.
Q2: Will there be public beta testing?
A2: Each phase of the development process prior to 'Release' would be considered the public beta. The Dogfight, Capital Update, and Freeroam are all phases where we develop features over time, and have our dedicated community of players test them out.
Q3: Will there be civilian NPCs in cities?
A3: Unlikely. While technically possible in a limited capacity, perhaps, they wouldn't add all that much to gameplay, and would really just slow the game down. Planets are already very ambitious and demanding on server resources, so civilians would be a very low priority. They're manageable on stations, which is where they'll primarily hang out.
Q4: Will orbital bombardment destroy resources on the ground?
A4: It will likely destroy structures and flora on the surface, but the rest of the planet should be fine. We might be able to make craters work, to make it look cooler, but resource nodes or however we do surface resources, should be safe.
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