Balius 2 has been created!

A quick note

The 2-galaxy-per-player cap was recently reintroduced.

This means that if you are currently playing in Supernova, you will not be able to join both Balius 2 and Milky Way 56. You’ll need to decide which one you prefer. With that in mind, you may want to read the Milky Way 56 announcement thread before registering for Balius 2.

Patron Fighters and above are exempt from this restriction and may play in as many galaxies as they’d like.

Time Settings

  • Length: 6 weeks (previous round: 4 weeks)
  • Starting: 2017-07-25 17:00:00
  • Ending: 2017-09-05 17:00:00
  • Market Delay: none
  • Offensive Operations Delay: none

Size Settings

  • Galaxy Size: 160x160 (previous round: 30x30)
  • Planets per system: 10-13
  • Systems: 247 (previous round: 187)
  • Planets: 2720 (previous round: 1309)
  • Families: 7 (previous round: 14)
  • Family size: 3 (previous round: 2)
  • Drafts: 2 (previous round: 0)

Other Settings

  • Hardcore: Yes
    • Attacking doesn’t cost morale
    • No 35% Networth restriction on targets
    • Empires can be killed off by any other empire
  • Unofficial Alliances: NOT allowed
  • Players CAN choose to stay in fam after round. (if they survive)
  • Starting Resources: 100x
  • Max Defense Stations: 3 (previous round: 1)
  • Cores: 0

If you have a draft team in mind, please note:

If you have other friends who you want to play with, make sure only 1 of you actually joins the galaxy at first. This person will be your “anchor”. If you join at the same time as them you will land in a different family. If this happens we cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to move you into your intended family.

Once all “anchors” are in place we’ll open up the gates for everybody else to draft or random in accordingly. :slight_smile: Apologies for the clunky process here; we’re working on a better one!

Other changes

  • Any given planet is about 3x more likely to have a morale bonus. This is a permanent change across all new galaxies.

Let’s do it!

Existing players can join here.

If you don’t yet have an account, you can join here.

The round start has been extended by 24 hours. 3 more spots are still available. New start time is 2017-07-26 @ 17:00:00 GMT.

bad idea keep gal open for new joins in a hard core galexie hardcore sshould be Always last standing no idea why that been changed?

It hasn’t been changed, it just wasn’t set up specifically as a knockout round.

round before was last standing and same name gal so thought al was same

We’re working on cleaning up the process a bit, the HC galaxy stuff is still a bit messy on the backend.