5/22/2023 in devlog
In this week's devlog Michi finally announces that he is done with the leaderboard feature and also talks about recent in-game events.
I was finally able to finish the leaderboards feature! The last missing piece, was what we call the time series leaderboards. The other leaderboard types are basically all-time highscores, where players are ranked by a single value, like most ships, highest HQ level, most government terms served etc.
The time series leaderboards are based on activity in a given time frame. Right now there is only one such leaderboard type, 'Commodity production', albeit there is one for each commodity. The UI allows to select a commodity and a time range (7, 30, 90, 180 days) and shows which company produced the most units of the given commodity in that time frame.
The leaderboard feature is available on the test server for our star-tier and above supporters.
I am now looking into a few performance related tickets that have been in our backlog for a while before getting back into feature development.
I also want to share some recent in-game developments. A rather large producer of Caffeinated Infusion
COF has announced to take a break from the game for a while on May 17th. The markets already reacted to that with increased prices across all major commodity exchanges. We'll see if this price rally will continue for some time or if other producers can ramp up fast enough. We'll be missing our favorite brand of COF, RubiCOF, for sure!