Posted at 22:32 GMT on Tuesday 6th December 2011
We have a few updates on the next few rounds:
Round 44 - Space Sheep is coming to a close. The final tick, as mentioned on the Overview page, is 1177, and occurs at 20:00 GMT on Friday, 16th December.
This Friday (9th December), we will be removing vacation mode and monitoring c200 to ensure larger planets don't hide in there. Anyone who needs to be in vacation mode in the last week of the round should contact us by raising a support ticket with the details.
The End of Round Ceremony (EoRC) is scheduled for Friday, 16th December 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
-interviews with the top galaxy
-interviews with representatives of the top alliance
-the alliance competition (allcomp), where users will [tag] in their nickname for their alliance, and the winning alliance will win 3 credits.
After the EoRC has been completed, the game will be setup for the "havoc" period, of fast-ticked madness. This will run from 09:00 GMT on Saturday, 17th December and continue until at least Monday 19th December. The setup will be 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
-Alliance waiting time will be removed for changing alliances
As with last year, we will have a free, christmas-themed winter round for players. Setup as follows:
-Private galaxies of 8 and random galaxies
-Cluster ETA advantages
-Multitargetting ship stats
-Ticks will be 30 minutes long
Signups open around Friday, 16th December, with ticks starting on Monday, 19th December at 20:00 GMT and continuing until Monday 2nd January at 20:00 GMT, with some further havoc until 9th Monday.
Round 45 signups will open by Friday, 6th January, 2012
Suggestions for Round 45'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 45 Ticks will start Friday, 13th January at 20:00 GMT, with the shuffle at 07:00 GMT on Saturday 14th January.
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.