Report on the Alpha Test Session #8

Posted by Erhune almost 8 years ago

Beforehands...

Many thanks to all the players that played during this session!

As usual, it would help us a lot if you'd share your impressions of the game, and of this test session in particular.

If you missed it, here is the list of all the livestreams of the session (in French). And if you forgot the changes of this version 0.14, here they are!

Hardware issues

Having done a small 1 hour pre-session with a few select alpha testers, we were getting ready for opening the servers, when tragedy struck: a big hardware issue on the server prevented us to use it, 10 minutes before the session!

The "good" news was that since we already had a similar problem in a previous session (but not on this scale), Erhune has a spare server on hand. It took him some time to install the new version on this space, but finally, after a 1h delay, we could start!

(Since then, our hosting provider moved us to another server so, hopefully, we won't have such issue again in the future. Fingers crossed...)

Gang of the TOP !

With a total territory of 1805 u², Supremacy Inc takes the lead of the Gang ladder! The previous leaders, the Gang TMG, are now in second position, but Clementine Space Industries aren't far from them too!

What worked, and what didn't...

Good

  • The new boss did his job of frightening you!
  • Conquest in level 2 or 3 systems is difficult but possible.
  • Gates in deep space.
  • Lots of competition on the Gang leaderboard!

Not-so-good

  • The galactic map need some tweaks to make it more obvious what's going on, and where.
  • Not enough small Gangs participate in the conquest system.
  • Players are spread too much between all the fight systems and open conquest systems.

Session stats

Harvest

16,464 Medals
- 4,083 for contracts
- 2,864 for pacifications
- 9,517 for killboards

Losses

  • 199 ships lost forever
  • 2,924 items destroyed onboard

Conquest of the Universe

  • 45 sectors conquered by the players, 34 by the enemies
  • 240 sectors pacified
  • 4 sectors sold
  • 77,473 Pirnats annihilated
  • 22,848 Vermillons liquidated
  • 20,108 Asteroids vaporized

Global killboard

  • 19,206 Asteroid S0
  • 17,285 Pirnat Scout
  • 17,024 Pirnat Wasp
  • 11,498 Pirnat Scout MKII
  • 11,132 Vermillon Hermios
  • 8,455 Pirnat Spike
  • 8,389 Pirnat Miner
  • 4,182 Pirnat Hunter
  • 3,929 Vermillon Melenos
  • 3,416 Vermillon Berthos
  • 2,708 Pirnat Miner MKII
  • 2,579 Vermillon Berthos Evo
  • 2,479 Pirnat Pickelhaube
  • 2,346 Pirnat Drake
  • 1,903 Pirnat Hunter MKII
  • 1,329 Vermillon Melenos Evo
  • 763 Pirnat Hunter X2
  • 674 Asteroid S1
  • 464 Vermillon Merros
  • 440 Pirnat Lobstor
  • 168 Asteroid S2
  • 51 Asteroid S3
  • 9 Asteroid S4
  • 6 Pirnat Mega Blade (Boss)
  • 1 Pirnat Giga Blade (Boss)

which makes...

1,863 enemies per player

And finally, the killboard ranking:

  1. Khilas 4,221
  2. nectata 1,530
  3. roix 1,399
  4. Songomax 436
  5. Nejaa 369
  6. Shiroverlord 250
  7. roix 238
  8. Ricko 169
  9. Nejaa 80
  10. AntHrqxXx 64

Quite impressive compared to the previous session!

Incoming in Gangs of Space

In March 7-9, we will show Gangs of Space at BitSummit in Kyoto, which is the biggest event for indie games in Japan. This will be our first big occasion to show the game to non-French media, which is exciting (and a bit stressful ^_^')

We've also added official support for game controllers in the game. Get your controllers ready, we will need your opinion on the control schemes for each ship class in the next session! (Playing with keyboard & mouse is still the recommended way of playing the game, though!)

Aside from this, we will continue in the same direction as announced last time: getting ready for opening the servers permanently.

Thank you for reading, and see you during the next test session!

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STATUS

Server status: ONLINE

 
 

GALAXY

Sisyphus Medior
Started: January 7, 2022
Enemy forces in this Galaxy:
PirnatPirnat4,890,110 (97%)
Estimated remaining time: ?
 
 

R.I.P.

Commander mireia6976 of LosPerez
January 26th, 2022 23:07 #
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TOP GRIND

PlayerSector Points
#1GoS Forever P3PSYY57,823 SP
#2Disintegrators TheUnkow13,801 SP
#3oldygang rehagrekla6,290 SP
#4LosPerez mireia69765,514 SP
#5 Old Rabbit 54 275,417 SP
#6LosPerez megafour5,203 SP
#7GoS Forever Ellis Gregoryan3,351 SP
#8 ChrisXV1,591 SP
#9ClanNobleTruth mart00911,514 SP
#10GoS Forever Dexoider1,420 SP
 
 

TOP SKILL

PlayerSector Points
#1GoS Forever P3PSYY2,936 SP/h
#2LosPerez megafour2,627 SP/h
#3Disintegrators TheUnkow2,596 SP/h
#4LosPerez mireia69761,845 SP/h
#5oldygang rehagrekla1,644 SP/h
#6 Old Rabbit 54 271,596 SP/h
#7GoS Forever Ellis Gregoryan1,416 SP/h
#8 ChrisXV892 SP/h
#9GoS Forever Dexoider878 SP/h
#10Storm Pirates JayJayYT773 SP/h
 
 

TOP GANGS

GangConquest Points
#1GoS Forever GoS Forever45,371 CP
#2LosPerez LosPerez10,170 CP
#3Disintegrators Disintegrators8,196 CP
#4oldygang oldygang3,415 CP