6/23/2019 in devlog
Next week will be big for Prosperous Universe and its players: Locality, the biggest update since launch, will go live on Thursday! Plus, both Asteroid Day and the annual team meeting will take place next weekend.
This was the final full week of development before the impending Locality release. So I am going to keep this short as I still have quite a few items to check off my to-do list.
Just in time, I completed the last missing pieces of the Player Rating feature, namely the Stability and Reliability rating components. The former looks at a company's financial situation and translates it into a rating score. The latter builds a score based on how reliable a company has been in fulfilling its contracts.
I then went on and set up our internal test server. Ever since First Access started, the public server was our test server. But with bigger features in the pipeline and the public server actually having quite a few active players with developed companies, having a separate staging environment became necessary to mitigate the risk of blowing stuff up by accident. As promised, anyone who's purchased a supporter pack that includes the "test server access" perk will be granted access to that server soon'ish.
Last but not least, I was busy preparing the website for next week's release and I looked into quite a bit of "management stuff" as the whole simulogics team will get together at the HQ next weekend for our annual team meeting!
As you might have guessed, I've also been quite busy these past few days. I already announced the Locality update on all our channels and I'm getting ready to reach out to press and influencers throughout the coming week. If you've been reading our development logs, you know what to expect content-wise; besides the two big additions, Local Markets and Player Ratings, we will also sneak in some balancing tweaks. Shoutout to everyone who provided feedback on the current balancing!
ICYMI, here is a quick Locality announcement video. Feel free to share:
We will also be doing a livestream to present the new features and answer any questions that might come up. Follow us on Twitch now and join us this Thursday!
As always: we'd love to hear what you think: join us on the forums!