Posted at 23:16 GMT on Monday 10th January 2005
I am delighted to be able to let you know a few of the changes we will be seeing in round 13. The changes are varied, but nothing to radical or scary :)
-Upgraded planets can create, join and leave buddy packs before the shuffle.
-The galaxy-system will now no longer create more galaxies, but keep filling up those we have.
-The PA Mail system has been rewritten - both planets and alliances can now send messages to planets and alliances. When alliances send messages, no coords or planet-names are revealed, only the name of the alliance.
-Messaging your entire alliance is now done from the new messages page under Alliances, by PR-officers, BCs and HCs. Doing that will message anyone accepted into the alliance, even the recruits.
-When updating status / kicking an alliance member, the updater can now add a message to the planet being updated. (From the alliance, no coords revealed ofc.)
-GCs must now supply an explanation for a started exile, and the exilee is sent a message about the started exile with the explanation.
-The old members page has now been split up into 2 pages, Members and Applicants.
-The process of accepting / rejecting new members has been redesigned for better communication etc.
-The Members page now lists more data for all members, and the members can be sorted
-Pre-paid credits are added when a planet is activated rather than with regular script running.
-Scans are now deleted after 24 hours
-Various Code Optimisations
More information will come in the next few weeks :)