Posted at 00:22 GMT on Saturday 22nd December 2007
Round 24 has now ended, with havoc to commence at 10:00 GMT on Saturday 22nd December. Havoc continue until (at least) Sunday, 30th December, as previously announced.
The round ended with the following top planets, galaxy and alliance:
#1 LukeyLove of TGV (5:4:2)
#2 Caj of CT (5:4:6)
#3 jerome` of (CT 2:2:8)
#1 | 1ka, of Urwins
#2 | LukeyLove of TGV
#3 | Kentaminated of xVx
#4 | arc of Conspiracy
#5 | The Seal of NewDawn
#6 | Caj of Conspiracy
#7 | rasputin of Vengeance
#8 | IsilX of Urwins
#9 | Tearz of eXcessum
#10 | Dauphin of Mercenaries
#11 | Sandman of ROCK
#12 | Tesla of Ministry
#13 | nin4th of eXcessum
Top Alliance & Allcomp winner: NewDawn
We'd like to remind you that signups for Round 25 open on Friday, 4th January.
We can confirm that the XP formula, buddy pack setup and alliance limits will remain fixed. The Round 25 stats will be based somewhat on Round 24's stats.
We're pleased to announce some of Round 25's features and a long-awaited bug fix.
Firstly, we will be seeing a return of Quests, with (at least) a general introductory quest similar to one many rounds previous being put back in place. However, the system is much more flexible and will be able to support the creation and modification of a broad range of quests in the future. Watch this space for quest competitions!
Secondly, we'd like to announce the trial next year to give the ability to invite a player into your galaxy after tick 336. This is to encourage players to get a friend to join your galaxy who's starting late or new to the game. This will be limited to one at first to see how often it is used and to stop private galaxies forming mid-round.
Finally, we'd like to say that asteroid capture in combat is finally user id-independent, as has been long desired.
In conclusion, we'd like to remind everyone that we'll have a speedgame on-going for most of Christmas - and indeed at some point after Christmas it'll be upgraded to Round 24 code, and then continue throughout Round 25. It will, as always, be located at http://speedgame.planetarion.com. We're also going to be running a Creators Hour on January 2nd in #planetarion at 19:00 GMT, to discuss issues arising before signups open. If you wish to ask the PA Team a question, please /msg CH_Bot <your question> on the NetGamers IRC network.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our Players :-)