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Round 58 - Denial of Victory signups are now open!

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Dates

  • Round 58 Ticks Start: Friday 8th August 2014
  • Round 58 Ticks End: Friday 26th September 2014
  • Round 58 Havoc Ends: Thursday 9th October 2014

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Round 56, Round 57 and the World Cup!

Round 56
Round 56 - Twist of Fate finishes on Friday, 9th May at 20:00 GMT.
The End of Round Ceremony (EoRC) is scheduled to be held on the same day 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.

Round 56 Havoc

Havoc this round will be slightly different.

Havoc will start at 09:00 GMT on Saturday, 10th May and continue until Thursday, 22nd May 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
-Fleets recalled
-XP kept
-Asteroid mining limits increased to 8 million asteroids total
-Maximum construction limit set at 800 constructions
-Ticks set at every 15 minutes.
-All alliances will be deleted
-Every cluster will be placed into its own alliance (with alliance defence enabled). They will all be of HC rank and it will not be possible to demote or remove a member.
-Every galaxy will have its own special asteroid, allocated randomly to a member of the galaxy. This will either give a bonus in resources, research time, construction time or production time (all bonuses will be 10%).
-An additional bonus set of donations will be given on Saturday, 17th May.
-Which cluster will win? Game on!

World Cup
To celebrate the world cup, we will be running some world cup speedgames.

These will consist of:
-(up to) 8 man galaxies
-2 minute ticks
-Specialised stats
-Golden asteroids
-No bash limit
-A slightly different setup to be announced closer to the time

These will be held as follows:

Warmup Match
-Signups open on Thursday, 19th June at approximately 20:00 GMT.
-Ticks run from 12:00 GMT Saturday 21st June - 12:00 GMT Sunday 22nd June
-Open "beta"
-No specification of one galaxy being a particular country
-General free for all
-Havoc for the remainder of Sunday!
-NO WINNER

Qualifiers
-Signups open on Thursday, 26th June at approximately 20:00 GMT.
-Ticks run from 12:00 GMT Saturday 28th June - 12:00 GMT Sunday 29th June
-Each team must be Europe or non-Europe aligned (as a minimum, country-specific tags are welcome)
-Recommended country-themed galaxy flags
-Europe-based galaxies will be in C2
-Non-Europe-based galaxies will be in C3
-No interaction between the clusters
-Top 5 galaxies in each cluster as of 12:00 GMT on Sunday, 29th of June qualify for the final.

The final!
-Signups open on Thursday, 3rd July at approximately 20:00 GMT.
-Ticks run from
12:00 GMT Saturday 5th July - 12:00 GMT Sunday 6th July
-Teams based on those who qualified previous weekend; up to 3 "substitutions" allowed from the previous galaxy list
-All European teams in C2
-All Non-European teams in C3
-Cluster-wide alliances
-Prizes for winners

Round 57
Round 57 signups will open on Friday, 23rd May at 20:00 GMT. Round 57 will require you to pay for a credit if you wish to upgrade your account.
Submissions for Round 57's name are NOW OPEN - please e-mail suggestions to round57@planetarion.com, with the subject "Round Name Suggestion". Submissions will be open until Saturday, 10th March, with the winner (selected on a public poll) getting a free credit.
Round 57 Ticks will start Friday, 30th May at 20:00 GMT and continue for 7 weeks, until the 18th of July.
-Maximum buddy pack sizes will increase to 4, with 1 late joiner to galaxies formed from these buddy packs from tick 336 onwards. Galaxies formed by buddy packs of 3 will gain 2 late joiners at tick 336.
-Stats are yet to be confirmed.
More changes will be announced closer to signup.