30 Person Developer Battle

EllaFB

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#1
Here is a new Starbase video showcasing highlights of the recent 30 person developer test battle. In the video you can see an action-filled spaceship battle, detailed destruction, plenty of teamwork, and what was left on the battlefield after the fight.

Check out the video if you want to find out what happened in this major clash between Empire and Kingdom!

 

Vexus

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#2
1:44 gun turret disappears completely when destroyed (no salvage, interesting to note this mechanic, maybe it just took too much damage)

3:00 taking your buddies into combat on your fighter seems fun

3:28 when your flight controls fly away on their own :LOL:

Really cool video. I love the end with the actual ships still there after the battle ends. A passerby would know a battle happened here. It wasn't some one-off arena battle. The debris here, the dead ships, will last until someone comes and salvages the wrecks. Amazing to see.
 

Atreties

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#3
Any chance we could get all of the uncut, unedited perspectives of this battle added to the unlisted playlist?
 

CalenLoki

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#5
Conclusion: shipd design is quite suboptimal, to put it gently... :p

Most of the footage of gunships is with turrets disabled and crew desperately trying to shoot at passing by fighters with hand weapons. Maybe it's time to exchange several paper-mache turrets for single armoured one? Or in case of lancer, redundant control system (turrets seem intact after combat)

Combat happens mostly at very short range. So at some point pilots have to slow down or stop to turn towards their targets. Then they get shoot or boarded by someone else.
Fighter with downward facing main thrusters would be much more effective. Maintaining high speed, changing movement direction while keeping guns on target at all times.

And all the obvious problems, like narrow field of view, unarmoured fuel tanks, ect.
 
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EllaFB

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#6
Any chance we could get all of the uncut, unedited perspectives of this battle added to the unlisted playlist?
I can forward on the request about this on. But unfortunately I don't think that this will be possible with this battle as we probably need to record the material with better preparation so we to avoid random idle spots in the material where someone run to get more coffee or something. :p
 
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#8
I don't really understand the usefulness of these videos at the moment, thanks to the comments you're looking to improve your ig ships to create a superfight?

Je ne comprends pas vraiment l'utilité de ces vidéos pour le moment, grâce aux commentaires que vous cherchez à améliorer pour permettre à vos navires ig de créer un superfight?
 
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#10
Are you still in the process of developing and some elements of the game are not yet irreversible?
I'd like to write a suggestion, but I'm not sure it's the right place to do it.
 

LauriFB

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#12
Conclusion: shipd design is quite suboptimal, to put it gently... :p
Our goal with development is to leave all the best designs for players, and I think we have made pretty good job with that ;)

The gunship had internal, protected, and separate aiming chairs, but we changed the tech with the turret chairs and had to revert to unsafe direct control chairs for those tests (that's why the gunship has those holes in it's roof, the chairs were there originally, under a glass dome). We'll move back to original design at some point. But even with those improvements the ship is very far from optimal.
 
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#13
Seeing one battle is seeing them all. What's interesting now is the logistics behind the scene that made it possible.
 

Burnside

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#14
I'm noticing you guys seem to have trouble engaging in firefight beyond sub-100m distances, is this intentional or do you find engagements around 200-600m difficult?
 
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