Posted at 09:54 GMT on Sunday 4th July 2010
We're now approaching the end of Round 37.
On Friday, 9th July at 20:00, we'll be removing vacation mode. All planets will be removed from vacation mode, and no one will be able to enter vacation mode manually.
If you wish to be placed in vacation mode by an administrator after 20:00 GMT, please e-mail email@example.com, giving the approximate date / time you wish to be placed in vacation mode on.
Please note that any large planets deemed to be 'hiding' in c200 will be exiled into the active universe.
End of Round Ceremony
Ticks will stop at 20:00 GMT on Friday, 16th July, and the End of Round Ceremony (EoRC) will be held in #planetarion on the NetGamers IRC network (irc.netgamers.org) an hour later, at 21:00 GMT. It will feature interviews with the top 3 planets and representatives from the top galaxy and top alliance. Subsequently there will be an "allcomp", where every alliance tries to add their tag as to the nickname of as many players in #planetarion as possible, with the winning alliance getting 3 credits.
Havoc will start at 9:00 GMT on Saturday, 17th July, and continue until at least Thursday, 22nd July 20:00 GMT.
After the EoRC has been completed, havoc will be setup as follows:
-All researches completed
-500 million resources total (split over metal/crystal/eonium according to race)
-3000 asteroids total (split over metal/crystal/eonium according to race)
-30 of each factory, 30 wave amplifiers, 50 security centres and 30 of each refinery ADDED to each planet
-XP will be kept
-Asteroid mining limits increased to 8 million
-Maximum construction limit set at 500 constructions
-Ticks set at every 15 minutes
Round 38 names can now be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org, until Friday, 16th July, with the subject of "Round 38 Roundname". The entries will be shortlisted and a vote will be created on the forums during havoc to select a winning name. The winner will have their round name used all round next round on the overview screen and signup e-mails and will get 1 credit. You can submit as many entries as you wish.
The provisional signup date for Round 38 is July 30th, with ticks starting on August the 6th, but we reserve the right to change this. Changes for this round are currently being discussed, developed and finalised.