Posted at 21:52 GMT on Friday 21st October 2011
Here is a summary of this round's setup:
Buddy packs: 5 members total
Alliances: 80 members total, 50 count towards alliance score
Stats: available here. Final, like races and governments.
Salvage has been slightly rebalanced so that score is less of a factor. However, the bonuses for race and score (small planets get up to 50% more salvage) are still in place.
Minor quest changes (scans are now given as rewards for completing 2 quests)
Core resources have been rescaled and now give up to 25,000 of each resource each tick.
As previously announced, ticks start at 20:00 GMT on Friday, 28th October and continue for 7 weeks.
Best of luck to all players!