Posted at 21:10 GMT on Monday 16th December 2013
Round 54 - Heroes and Traitors finishes on 20th December.
The End of Round Ceremony (EoRC) is scheduled for Friday, 20th December 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.
There will be no havoc due to the starting of the winter round.
The winter round signups will open on 20th December, with ticks starting on 27th December at 20:00. The winter round will be a free round, with races, government bonuses and ship statistics available and confirmed at signup.
Code is based on the Round 54 code, with the following changes:
-Buddy packs of 6
-Covert op tweaks, announced in more detail at signup.
-No defence limitations
-2 Cluster defence ETA bonus
-Ticks will be 15 minutes long
-"Capture the Flag" mode enabled, with every galaxy having its own special asteroid.
-In-galaxy defence will be ETA 4 (news scan delays will change to 2 ticks to compromise).
There will be an official Planetarion mug awarded to the planet with the highest score.
We will be having a Creators Hour in #planetarion (accessed via the com unit) at 21:00 GMT on Monday, 23rd of December
To ask a question, please /msg CH_Bot your question.
Round 55 signups will open on Friday, 3rd January 2014 at 20:00 GMT.
Submissions for Round 55's name is NOW OPEN - please e-mail suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "Round Name Suggestion". Submissions will be open until the start of the winter round, with the winner (selected on a public poll) getting a free credit.
Round 55 Ticks will start Friday, 10th January at 20:00 GMT and continue for 7 weeks.
Changes for this round will be announced closer to the time.
Note: Winter round tick speed changed to 15 minutes.