Hello everyone! Welcome to the 247th issue of the RoVerse Development Newsletter, where we keep you updated on the progress we've made over the past week.
This week we are happy to announce the start date of the 2021 RoVerse Community Egg Hunt, since Roblox finally released their "Egg Hunt" start date, and wrap up the 13th Cycle.
A strange ion storm has rolled past Hyperion Station, doing all sorts of freaky things to the electronics of the galaxies most highly-advanced structure. An eerie green fog blocks the windows, the power is fluctuating wildly, and faction leaders have gone missing! Will you be able to get to the bottom of things and save the station?
This years egg hunt brings 11 eggs for you to collect, from Faction games, to the Dogfight, to Hyperion, to Daedalus Rex. Collect them all, and you'll unlock an event exclusive ship. Be one of the first to collect them all, and you'll earn an exclusive skin for the ship.
Stay tuned to the Community Discord for an alert when the event begins later this week.
This week in the dogfight there were 1048 kills, 15 with auto, 26 with beam, 36 with laser, 1 with plasma, 42 with railgun, and 928 with torpedo. The most dangerous ship was the Sable_Axt with 582 kills, followed by the Silencer with 203. The most dangerous map was Blue_Spaceway with 508 deaths, followed by The_Great_Hollow with 289.
And now, the moment you've been waiting for...
The three players that topped the leaderboard were tygrys202, with 678 kills and 23 deaths and a 29.47 KDR; PreadaterX51 with 146 kills, 4 deaths and a 36.5 KDR; and jakehello47 with 105 kills, 46 deaths, and a 2.28 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 91)
Now, for the overall cycle stats!
Blue Spaceway was the most dangerous map, with 2342 kills, followed by Pillarum with 1490, and The_Great_Hollow with 1171. The top ship was the Kazan, with 1157 kills, followed by the Sable Axt with 699, and the Spirit Kazan with 628. The top weapon was the Torpedo, with 4097 kills, followed by Auto with 424, and Laser with 250. Beam marked up to 72, Railgun with 169, and Plasma with 67. Overall, 44 pilots participated this cycle and earned at least one kill, while 76 players died at least once. The lowest KDR belongs to The Outpost with a .06 KDR. The dogfight has seen 7,472 visits, with an 83% approval rating (146-30) and 362 favorites.
This cycle there were 5,079 kills total. Topping off this cycle's leaderboard was FangABXY, with 2354 kills, 143 deaths, and a 16.46 KDR. He was followed by tygrys202 with 691 kills, 47 deaths, and a 14.7 KDR, and PreadaterX51 with 664 kills, 78 Deaths, and 8.51 KDR. These three pilots have unlocked the exclusive Golden Tephra Skin, coming soon to a dogfight near you.
If you'd like to check out the rest of our data, you can find the spreadsheet here: Phase 1 Data (Championship Series 13)
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 just barely made it past the mark, by a narrow margin of 12 points. Outpost clears surpassed the goal by quite a lot, hitting 59 of 50 clears. Exceptional work pilots. We've unlocked two whole ships! The Explorer and the Alessa are both available for purchase by the public.
The challenges are: 5000 KOTH capture points, and 50 Perfect rounds of Outpost Strike.
Calexian Challenge #3
With the end of the second Calexian Challenge, comes the beginning of the third. By the end of the 14th Cycle, we have been challenged to earn 1000 Gatecrash points, and to fly 3,000,000 studs.
And as we do every cycle, here are the cumulative weapon usage stats, and some stats for the Outpost.
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: Custom respawn points, like being able to respawn on your own station outpost or base instead of a neutral station?
A1: Still working on the final details, but we should be able to let you pick the spawn you want from a list of close neutral or friendly locations. For example, if a friendly carrier is nearby, you can choose to respawn there and take a new ship out of the hangar. If there aren't any hangar ships left, your next best option would be a close neutral station or faction station where you can pull a personal ship out.
Q2: Can planetary bases be built by corporations/regular players?
A2: Yep. Anyone with the resources can build stuff on planets. Small buildings like a trading post or barriers should be easy enough to build anywhere, but big buildings like an HQ will take quite a bit of effort to build.
Q3: When will RoVerse be done?
A3: In all likelihood, its going to be years for RoVerse to be “done” but that doesn't mean there will be nothing to do during the entire process. There was the dogfight, there will be the capital update, then there will be the step that everyone is excited about - freeroam is where we open the galaxy up, with exploration, mining, and economy systems, and add features over time. Release is only important in that it starts the galaxy fresh, with all the features we need, while you'll be able to play the game long before then.
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