4/3/2023 in devlog
Michi breaks down economics in the first monthly report, and Nick wants to hear your stories for new video content!
In the past we have occasionally shared some of the data we collect of the universe’s economy. Recently a player suggested that we do that again.
I really like the idea of having regular reports that show the universe’s current state, but we don’t have that on our immediate roadmap, and there is no dev time to implement it within the game. What we do have, though, are our internal tools that the team uses to look at this kind of data.
Since these tools are internal, and we don’t feel comfortable granting access to all players at the moment, I decided to create a dashboard that we could use as a basis for the monthly report. Granted, sharing a screenshot of this dashboard is not the same as having all the nice features it provides normally, but it is better than nothing and can be updated in a relatively short amount of time.
So, below you’ll find the very first monthly economic report. Some of the graphs don’t have data for the full month, because I had to make some adjustments, and it only started collecting data from this point in time.
Please let us know if you find this report interesting and also what kind of data you are interested in seeing.
Click the image for the full report
In case you guys didn't see my post from last week, I am working on a new marketing project that will tell players' experiences through short videos that I've dubbed "Prosperous Universe Stories" for now. The idea is to showcase what can be achieved in the game to get other players' imaginative juices going and encourage further exploration and strategizing. It will also serve as a nice piece of preservation content for those that participated so that they can look back and remember some of the feats that they pulled off in the game. BUT, I need your help with this! Please tell me your stories in the game so that I can get to work on this. Send me a message on Discord, post in the forums, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, don't forget about the current lottery that is now going on! The winner will be chosen this Friday so get your tickets while you can.
As always: we'd love to hear what you think: join us on Discord or the forums!