Posted at 11:10 GMT on Sunday 29th January 2006
The shuffling of planets took about 5 minutes after the tick at 8:00 GMT. It was generally successful (although obviously making some people happier than others, as usual). A few people asked about the inactives in their galaxy. Exiling planets in protection should be possible, as previously announced. If it's not, we'll fix it - I'm sure by the end of protection it should be possible....
Also, we've changed the auto exile script for free planets last round. Now, if you've not logged in in 3 days (+1 day for each previous exile) AND are not in vacation mode, you get moved to c200. So if someone hasn't logged in since tick start, they have until Monday night before they start disappearing into c200. By Tuesday or Wednesday, all of the "inactives" will probably go that aren't in buddy packs.
As previously announced, you can exile anyone who lands in your galaxy after they've been in there for 24 ticks (to give them a chance).
As a reminder, we have a Creators Hour on Wednesday night at 20:00 GMT in #Planetarion on irc.netgamers.org for anyone who wants to ask questions.