Hello everyone! Welcome to the 294th issue of the RoVerse Development Newsletter, where we keep you updated on the progress we've made over the past week.
This weekend, the community helped test out one of the last pre-release versions of the Capital Update. Thanks to their help, we've now created a list of bugs that absolutely must be patched before we release, and can start crossing them off to make it over the final hurdle.
We did manage to sneak a new feature or two into the Beta as well - Flak turrets are now grouped into a single weapon group that can be disabled with a single button, instead of one at a time, and disabled weapons show up as grey on the reloading indicators on the HUD.
Weapon descension has been enabled, with turrets being able to angle down about 10 degrees. You may see shots fire through the hull of your ship if it protrudes from the turret far enough on a level plane, but unless there's a lot of demand for turrets to respect collisions there, we'll leave it as-is - it makes it much easier to hit targets directly in front of you, and there will be an exceptional amount of weirdly-shaped ships that make this difficult to control.
The Bolitho now has a stronger Engine effect, and some trails, instead of using slightly scaled-up versions of fighter effects, and we've been slowly filling out the achievement icons on the rewards screen.
Calexian Community Challenge
The challenges are: 10,000,000 Kill Distance, and 100 Outpost Victories
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
No questions this week - drop by #dev_questions if you have any questions about the game.
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