Posted at 10:32 GMT on Friday 14th December 2012
There will be a Creators Hour tomorrow night at 20:00 GMT in #planetarion on irc.netgamers.org for those who wish to join.
The Winter Round is the same as Round 49 with the following changes:
-6 man buddy packs
-shuffle tick at tick 24
-in-gal ETA is now 4
-news scans now only miss the most recent 2 ticks (rather than the most recent 3 ticks)
-30 minute ticks
-"Capture the Flag" ranking; every galaxy will get a special asteroid at tick 24 to guard and gain them points, based on the score of the player holding it. You gain bonus points for keeping your own.
-no salvaging of ships
-cluster defence gives a 2 eta bonus
Best of luck!
Ticks start tonight at 20:00 GMT, with the shuffle tomorrow morning at 07:30 GMT.