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Round 58 - Denial of Victory signups are now open!

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Dates

  • Round 58 Ticks Start: Friday 8th August 2014
  • Round 58 Ticks End: Friday 26th September 2014
  • Round 58 Havoc Ends: Thursday 9th October 2014

Who's Online

  • Round 58 - Denial of Victory: 336

Latest Tweets

  • 23 May: Round 57 "Out of Alignment" has opened for signups! Create your planet at http://t.co/Zp28b1ryI8 Ticks start next Friday at 20:00 GMT

  • 21 Mar: Round 56 starts tonight at 20:00 GMT, have you got a planet yet? http://t.co/NR3IFvGCAB

  • 10 Jan: Round 55 starts ticking in just over an hour!

  • 3 Jan: Winter round has finished (with some havoc starting this weekend). Round 55 signups open! http://t.co/pgEcf1cybB

  • 21 Dec: We're going to be running a mini round over the winter break, more info here - http://t.co/2fwae17Iwh

Speedgame Information

We're pleased to announce that signups for the speedgame will open at 9:00 GMT on Saturday, 9th June (tomorrow morning) at http://speedgame.planetarion.com/signup.pl.

The code and stats will be identical to Round 21, with alliances disabled.
Galaxies will be either private galaxies or random galaxies. Private galaxies will have up to 8 people in them while random galaxies will have up to 15 people.

The first round of the speedgames will be in the form of "Capture the Flag", with ticks starting on Saturday at 20:00 GMT for 24 hours. Ticks will be 1 minute in duration.

At tick 72, a "Capture the Flag" asteroid will be placed in each galaxy.The idea is to capture as many flags as possible and keep them in your galaxy, whilst protecting your own.

The calculation for points is 5*score_of_holding_planet/1000 for your asteroid in your galaxy, and 1*score_of_holding_planet for another galaxy's asteroid in your galaxy.

There are no points for keeping an asteroid and then losing it at the last minute.

If the majority of the active players wish to continue, we will extend (and possibly havoc - i.e. donate lots of resources) the speedgame.
After this, the CTF asteroids will be removed, and the game reset, with those planets in c200 being removed.

There will then be a brief downtime of 12-24
hours, during which players can create and join private galaxies or join bigger random galaxies.

The speedgame will then recommence (Monday or Tuesday evening) and continue at 2 minute ticks until the weekend. During this time, more information will be made about future speedgames, which will depend partially upon the feedback given by speedgame users.

The official channel for the speedgame is #speedgame, on irc.netgamers.org.

PA Team