Posted at 20:02 GMT on Friday 4th January 2013
The key changes are as follows:
-Buddy pack sizes are now 6, with a total of 7 buddy packed planets available at tick 336 (based on original buddy packed planets in the galaxy at shuffle time).
-Each alliance member is automatically allocated alliance attack and defence points which are registered in-game on their alliance profile. These can be adjusted at the discretion of the HC/BC.
Alliance limits are unchanged, with 50 counting towards the ranked score and a total of 60 members allowed.
Ship statistics are visible here.
They are final. Race bonuses and government bonuses are also final.
For a complete list of all changes, including minor ones, please visit our manual change page.
Best wishes for the round!