Posted at 00:13 GMT on Saturday 8th March 2008
We would like to announce the following changes for Round 26:
Buddy Packs will be reduced from 5 to 4 players.
Galaxies will consist of 1 buddy pack of 4 or 3, or two packs of 2.
However, 2 new signups can be invited to join the galaxy at tick 336, instead of 1 as in Round 25.
Alliance limits will be increased to 75 and the support planet rule will be in effect.
The major change this round regards the in-game alliance defence system. It is now possible to report an incoming on overview or gal status by clicking a link beside the incoming to report it. It will then automatically get added to the in-game alliance page. The in-game alliance defence page has been improved to automatically detect the latest scans of the hostile planets (similar to the alliance attack page), and to also auto-detect the (pre)launched fleets at the same ETA as the incoming hostile fleet. It's possible to change the status to one of a variety, and there's a notes section.
We are going to have a Creators Hour in #planetarion on Netgamers on Wednesday, 12th March at 20:00 GMT, where we can answer questions about the coming round.
We'd like to remind you all that we have an ongoing speedgame at http://speedgame.planetarion.com for the rest of this week, and for all of next week, in some form.
Signups for Round 26 will open on Friday, 21st March at 20:00 GMT with the round starting Friday, 28th March at 20:00 GMT