Posted at 20:40 GMT on Thursday 29th September 2011
We are now nearing the end of Round 43 - Shadows of History. The final tick, as mentioned on the Overview page, is 1177, and occurs at 20:00 GMT on Friday, 7th October.
As usual, we have are removing the vacation mode option tomorrow for the last week of the round and are monitoring c200 to ensure larger planets don't hide in there.
The End of Round Ceremony (EoRC) is provisionally scheduled for Friday, 7th October at 21:00 GMT for an hour in #planetarion on irc.netgamers.org (accessible via the com unit). It will consist of interviews with the top players, the top galaxy and representatives of the alliance, and then finish with an alliance competition (allcomp), where users will [tag] in their nickname for their alliance, and the winning alliance will win a few credits.
After the EoRC has been completed, the game will be setup for the "havoc" period, of fast-ticked madness. This will run for approximately 2 weeks and 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 asteroids total
-Maximum construction limit set at 800 constructions
-Ticks set at every 15 minutes
Round 44 signups will open by Friday, 21st October.
Voting for Round 44's name is NOW OPEN - please e-mail suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "Round Name Suggestion". Submissions will be open until the end of the round, with the winner (selected on a public poll) getting a free credit.
Round 44 Ticks will start Friday, 28th October at 20:00 GMT.
Buddy packs and alliance limits will continue to be at the following values:
Buddy Packs: 5
Maximum Alliance Size: 80
Alliance Members that count towards total score: 50
Further announcements will come closer to the time.
Best of wishes in the last week of the round