Posted at 21:32 GMT on Friday 24th May 2013
It is possible to upgrade your account in Round 52; please see the payment page of the manual for more information on the bonuses.
Alliance limits are set at 60, with 50 planets counting towards the total score.
Ship stats will be final by 00:00 GMT, with some minor tweaks outstanding.
Buddy packs consist of 2-4 planets during the shuffle at tick 36. At least 2 people can join your galaxy on or after tick 336 using the late joiner code (if they are in protection or signing up). If you had fewer than 4 buddy packed planets in your galaxy during the shuffle, this number could rise to 4!
Ticks start next Friday (31st May) at 20:00 GMT and keeps ticking for 7 weeks. Best of luck to everyone!
The beta server is continuing to tick with the latest stats and bug fixes.
Update: Ship stats were final as of approximately 00:00 GMT on Saturday morning.