4/11/2023 in devlog
Find out more about the APEX Representation Center and corporation projects!
This week I continued working on the leaderboard feature we mentioned two weeks ago.
The APEX representation center implementation for companies was already finished, but the respective corporation project needed a bit more work. The main difference between the two is, how the money flows. In the company case, it is just a single booking within the company, pretty easy. For corporations, it is a bit more complicated. We could implement it similar to the companies, where the money is just taken from the corporation's account, but given how corporations work at the moment, that wouldn't have made any sense. Any money corporations earn is distributed to their shareholders in regular intervals. So, allowing a shareholder to use the corporation accounts to contribute towards the APEX representation center project doesn't make any sense, as these accounts will be almost empty most of the time.
Instead, I extended the existing mechanism to contribute materials and also allow monetary contributions. It is now possible for all shareholders of a corporation to donate towards the ARC project.
In the last devlog I mentioned that the ARC will be part of the leaderboards we want to implement. I also started to look into the technical design of these and hope to be able to show some progress soon. It might be a bit early, but here are few ideas for different leaderboards we have:
- APEX representation center level
- Faction reputation
- Amount of bases, ships, buildings
- Company HQ level
- Cumulative STL/FTL operating times
- Workforce size
- Government terms served
- Commodities produced (per time interval, e.g. week, month, ..)
Last week I was able to flesh out more of the script for the Prosperous Universe trailer and get some feedback from both the main team and our freelancers. I think it is coming along quite well, but there are parts that still need attention so that it can be a real showpiece for the game. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
I still need your help with "Prosperous Universe Stories" where I will be chronicling players' experiences in the game with some short videos that will hope to inspire both new and old players alike. You can send me any kind of story you might have and I'll ask some follow-up questions if I need more clarification. You can reach me on Discord, email, or in the forums!
As always: we'd love to hear what you think: join us on Discord or the forums!