Posted at 13:56 GMT on Friday 17th December 2010
Our free Winter festive round (linked to on the right) has changed as follows:
There have been a few final stat tweaks as of yesterday evening. Race bonuses and governments have not changed.
Alliances have been added on a "galaxy" basis, i.e. you can only create / join alliances in your galaxy. Everyone is the same level and the main available features are for attack, defence, tax and scanning.
The FAQ has been updated on our forums, linked here.
When protection ends at tick 24, there will be a shuffle of the co-ordinates of galaxies; also, private galaxies without many players will be removed and the players moved into random galaxies. Inactive planets will also be removed.
After this, every galaxy will get a "present", allocated randomly.
On a techie side:
-There will be a "present_listing.txt" dump file in addition to the planet, galaxy and user dump files, for those tracking the game.
Remember, the round starts in 6 hours! Good luck.
Also, as a reminder, you should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org your round name suggestions for next round - the winning entry as chosen by the forum poll gets a credit.