Posted at 11:37 GMT on Saturday 22nd May 2010
Firstly, I'd like to apologise for the delay to this signup period. This was due to some server-specific technical issues that have now been resolved. Signup at http://game.planetarion.com/signup.pl
To reiterate previous information:
Ticks start: Friday 28th May 20:00 GMT
Shuffle: Saturday 29th May 07:00 GMT
Round End: Friday 16th July 20:00 GMT
Buddy packs of up to 8 will be shuffled to create "private" galaxies with approximately 8 players in them
Random galaxies will be created from all non-buddy packed planets. They will all have at least 13 planets in them. All self exiles, galaxy exiles and signups land here.
Random galaxies have 1 late signup member each after tick 336.
Private galaxies are allowed late signups whenever they have fewer than 8 players in their galaxy after tick 336.
The maximum amount of members allowed in an alliance will be kept at 100 members.
The amount of members that count towards an alliance score will be dropped to 50.
The combined total amount of members that two merging alliances have to have whilst merging is 60.
Ships, Races and Governments
Draft ship stats are available at http://game.planetarion.com/manual.pl?page=stats.
Race and Government bonuses are not yet confirmed as final.
Other Changes finalised so far:
-Added new 'Feed' list - highlights huge battles and interesting rank changes during the round, accessible through the universe page
-Planet log available in the journal page - accurate log of all planet activities from during the round
-Optimised alliance scans in the alliance defence / attack pages to reduce load issues experienced last round
Beta testing is currently occuring at http://beta.planetarion.com.