Hello everyone! Welcome to the eighty-second issue of the RoVerse Development Newsletter, where we keep you updated on the progress we've made over the past week.
This week, we've got continued progress on both the planetary generation and vehicular miniaturization development. Idyllic has picked back up with the old planetary generation scripts, continuing work on updating them to use tables instead of objectvalues, improving loading times substantially.
He undertook this project last year when the generation of high-detail planets became too long to be sustainable, taking significant amounts of time to generate just the subdivisions and continents, not even terrain details. Generating 539 planets in that fashion would've been nearly impossible, so a change had to be made. This week, he managed to retrofit the continent selection system, and has moved on to fixing continent collisions, all to speed up generation times.
Off to a promising start!
He's also continued work on miniaturizing our fleet of ground vehicles, this week shrinking an armored cargo truck and a mobile artillery platform, each with a significant number of wheels to make work.
Oddly enough, 6-wheeled vehicles seem to have even less traction than the 4-wheeled vehicle completed last week, probably a side effect of the middle wheels raising the rear ones off the ground - problems to solve another day.
The Cargo truck, codenamed the Behemoth, is designed to carry your important cargo cross-planet - carrying important munitions for a planetary invasion, carrying resources to resupply outposts on or past the edge of safe space, or just protecting your usual shipments from pirate attacks, it will undoubtedly come in handy in a variety of situations.
The mobile artillery platform is a study but slow vehicle designed to mount and transport the heaviest turrets used to do the most destruction possible to enemy ground forces, from heavy missile launch systems to anti-air guns, this vehicle is sure to be a vital part of ground force defensive and offensive strategies.
Shipbuilder SkinnyThePimp has headed off on his continued military schooling, so we won't be hearing from him as much in the coming months. We wish him the best of luck in his duties, and await his return.
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 Idyllic destroy the universe?
A1: While it is too soon to tell, we have our suspicions...
This week, the Community dev_questions channel had a lot of questions and a lot of answers from both Developers and community members, and as far as I can tell, they all got answered, or were questions that had previously been answered. As always, feel free to drop by with any questions you may have, and if its a particularly notable one, you may wind up finding in a newsletter.
Until next week!
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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