Posted at 21:14 GMT on Sunday 20th October 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen, the latest Planetarion update!
The final tick of Round 53 - The Phoenician Gambit will be at 20:00 GMT on Friday, 25th October.
The End of Round Ceremony (EoRC) is scheduled for Friday, 25th October 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.
Havoc will start at 08:00 GMT on Saturday, 26th October and continue until Thursday, 31st October at 20:00 GMT.
Havoc setup 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
-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 set to 0
Round 54 signups will open on Friday, 1st November at 20:00 GMT. Round 54 will require you to pay for a credit if you wish to upgrade your account.
Submissions for Round 54's name are NOW OPEN - please e-mail suggestions to email@example.com, with the subject "Round Name Suggestion". Submissions will be open until Friday, 25th October, with the winner (selected on a public poll) getting a free credit.
Please note that all Round 53 suggestions will be rolled forwards to Round 54.
Round 54 Ticks will start Friday, 8th November at 20:00 GMT and continue for 6 weeks, until the 20th of December.
A summary of key setup changes is as follows:
-Maximum buddy packs are changed to 3 (from 5), with 1 late joiner from tick 336.
-Alliance limits will remain unchanged (60 total, 50 counting towards alliance ranking)
-Stats are currently in development; the latest version is available in on our beta manual stats page. Add to the feedback on these on the Round 54 stats forum thread. The stats changes may also involve race and government changes.
More changes will be announced closer to signup.
This round is a week shorter than normal as, unfortunately, we had to delay Round 53 whilst resolving the future of Planetarion, and we do not want the last few days of the round to clash with Christmas. In lieu of this, we will be running a free Christmas-themed speedgame starting on the 27th December. More information on that will be available in December.