Milky Way 57 has been created!

A quick note

Milky Way 57 is a “Playground” style draft. A set of 3 teams have already been placed, and spots for non-drafts will be opening up as needed.

If you’ve hit the galaxy limit

Patron Fighters and above are exempt from the 2-galaxy rule and may play in as many galaxies as they’d like.

Milky Way 57 Map

An interactive version can be found here:

Time Settings

  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Starting: 2017-09-11 17:00:00 GMT
  • Ending: 2017-10-23 17:00:00 GMT
  • Market Delay: none
  • Offensive Operations Delay: none

Size Settings

  • Galaxy Size: 160x160 (unchanged)
  • Planets per system: 15-18 (previous round: 10-18)
  • Systems: 249 (previous round: 278)
  • Planets: 3973 (previous round: 3768)
  • Families: 3 (previous round: 8)
  • Family size: 11+
  • Drafts: Pre-Round Playground, 0 after SoR

Other Settings

  • Morale formula: “classic” (pre-2015)
  • Unofficial Alliances: Allowed
  • Players CAN choose to stay in fam after round.
  • Starting Resources: 100x
  • Max Defense Stations: 3
  • Cores: 3

If you missed the draft

We won’t be opening the galaxy up for regular joins until the draft teams have logged in and are ready.

However, we are going to let a few randoms in beforehand. If you’re interested in joining now, post in the thread below with this phrase:

I want to random in early.

We’re currently looking for 4 randoms to do this.

Another post will be made when the galaxy is open to public joins.

Milky Way 57 is now open!

The galaxy is open for regular joins. There are 6 more spots currently and we will add more as needed.

Existing players can join here.

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

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I want to random in early.

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@Mehigh Slightly too late, you can join the standard random in process of just clicking new empire within the next day, please stay on the line (I should join a call centre and just say “Please Hold” and then put the phone on the table next to a speaker that blasts out nothing but quotes from the joker)

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The galaxy is open for regular joins. 6 spots currently, will add more as needed.

Existing players can join here.

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

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MW is getting SPICY!!!

You meatballs ready?

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Re-draft with 4 fams one family is killing of aprox 6 members atm and maybe some leaving it lol rounds over only 2 real fams now

MW is always Spicy!


The galaxy is set as it is, the setup won’t be changing.

On that note, we are now at 20 spots per family for 60 total and will no longer be adding more.

Good luck everybody.

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Just curious about the set up … do you get to choose how many systems a galaxy has or is that random? If you can choose I think we will need a lot more systems for this size of a map… everything is extremely far away.


It’s in between. I don’t get to specify the number of systems but I do get to influence the randomness between either “alot” or “not so much”. 160x160 in particular makes the system density all screwy.

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One week in. Time for a little evalution of having 3 big fams.

I like it!

Observations after 1 week:

  • All systems have someone in them.
  • NW, size and income are close.
  • Great atmosfere in fam
  • Hardest thing atm is to keep everyone involved
  • size of the universe and low density pose a real challange. Even camaar are doing 16 tick attacks.
  • so far had only one inactive (@shaw115…)
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I’d like to try it again. Can’t say I’ve enjoyed the round up to this point.