Posted at 22:03 GMT on Friday 7th January 2011
Round 40 signups have now opened!
Please see the previous announcement here for information on its setup. Please note that whilst signups are open, race abilities and ship statistics are not quite final, but should be final this weekend.
Also, please note that attacker salvage has been reduced from 20% to 10%, and core mining resources have received a slight boost.
Rumour has it that there may be unusual asteroids present in the universe this year, but sightings are unconfirmed.
Also, the winter round has now ended! 4:3 were the champion galaxy, but 8:2 were by far and away the best present hoarders, capturing about 20% of the total presents. A havoc will run from tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 10:00 GMT until next Friday to settle any scores you may have. Ticks will be every 15 minutes.