Posted at 23:12 GMT on Sunday 18th December 2011
Signups OPEN - http://xmas.planetarion.com
Ticks start on Monday, 19th December at 20:00 GMT
Ticks end Monday 2nd January at 20:00 GMT, with some further havoc until 9th Monday.
If you played round 44, then you do not need to signup again, just login using your email and password and you will be prompted to create a planet.
Private galaxies can be created and joined via the preferences page.
Stats, Race Bonuses and Gov Bonuses are final.
-alliances will be set up on a per-galaxy basis after protection ends
-Private galaxies of 8 and random galaxies
-24 tick protection
-No 'normal' alliances
-No defence limitations
-2 Cluster defence ETA bonus
-30 minute ticks
-shuffle will occur between tick 11 and 12
-Private galaxies containing between 5 and 8 planets will move around
-random planets (with more than 50 asteroids) will be placed together into galaxies, along with all private galaxies with 4 or less planets
-Private galaxies can be created in the first 24 ticks
-Planets in protection will be able to join private galaxies
-maximum private galaxy size is 8