Milky Way 65 has been created!



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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.

Time Settings

  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Starting: Monday, September 24 @ 17:00:00 GMT
  • Ending: Monday, November 05 @ 17:00:00 GMT
  • Market Delay: None
  • Offensive Operations Delay: 2 days

Size Settings

  • Galaxy Size: 200x200
  • Planets per system: 5-7
  • Systems: 1979
  • Planets: 10874
  • Families: 12
  • Family size: 8
  • Drafts: 4

Other Settings

  • Morale: Enabled
  • Unofficial Alliances: No
  • Players can choose to stay in fam after round.
  • Starting Resources: Normal
  • Max Defense Stations: 3
  • Cores: 3
  • Starting Fleet: Standard

Reserved Registration

The next 48 hours will be reserved for players who chose to stay in their family. If this is you, you can log in now and you will see this message:

You have a spot reserved for you in family ####.

These spots will be held for the next 48 hours. After that, normal public registration will open up for everybody.

Public Registration is Open

Existing players can join here.

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wow traveltimes are no joke

Yeah, seems a side effect of the massive map is a lot more clustering but also pockets of dead space, even after we doubled system count.

Should be interesting. :thinking:

Small update: we have a few families that do not have any “stay in fam people”. We’re opening those up to anybody who wants to join and draft in friends.

We don’t have an automated process for this, so msg me here or on Discord if this interests you.



I miss the old school galaxies having shapes like the galaxy they’re named after. Any plans to bring that back?

Galaxy looks cool @I_like_pie! Should make for an interesting round! :slight_smile:

If I remember correctly you only saw the image of the galaxy before you selected the sector (map used to be broken up into ~4 sectors) but once you were actually in the map after selecting the sector, the random system placement was the same as it is now.

Anyway we can get a poll going for starting resources @I_like_pie


Well, 200x200 is four times bigger than 100x100 (you can fit four 100x100 maps in a 200x200 map), so doubling the system count is still only half the density compared to a 100x100 with half the systems. So it isn’t a side effect and the more spread out map with longer travel times is definitely what would be expected.

Anyway, I’m glad to see a 1x resource start again!

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u dont know how hard i lobbyed for that 1x ressources. 3x there was a draw in the poll!!

I do like the 1x resources. Because there is actual strategy involved.
Also its nostalgic

But back then we had 15 player’s a family. A fam of 8 lets say 6 active player’s. Not sure the smaller fams… maybe 4 active? The resources arent proportionate to the amount of family members.

Its still interesting to see. The bigger active fams will still have a huge advantage.

You’re completely right @DustyAladdin, I don’t know how I missed that. I’m extra glad I least doubled it in that case. :open_mouth:

Still, there do seem to be some interesting clusters. :thinking: Perhaps a happy accident, I guess we’ll see.

Gonna point out the same as has been said. 1x resources works with 15 to 20 player fams and 3 month rounds.

As it stands now, 2x or 3x would be ideal in the same spirit of the “normal” starting res.

At the current settings it will take 3 weeks minimum for expo phase to end. I would bw shocked if any fam had more than doubled their size after 2 days.

I love the idea of going back to normal res. But it needs to be adjusted for smaller fams and a shorter round honestly.

Not trying to he difficult pie, I swear.

Making smart and tight infra-management even more important! I love it!

It’s all good @HydroP. I was surprised as many wanted normal ressies as they did, but that’s what won the vote.

We’ve done it before with 6 week rounds and it wasn’t too horrible, but yes definitely slower. We do have about twice as many spots too as some of those older rounds, so that should help a bit too.

If after 5 weeks or so the round is not decided yet, perhaps by then we can discuss a bit of a round extension, but let’s first see what happens!

I am happy that the ressies are shorter for sure. Makes it fun because activoty and economic management becomes extremely important.

However, it will take away from wars lol. I mean sure raids on unportaled players may happen, but not real wars until the latter half or 2 weeks of the round.

N E ways…just wanted to throw it out there!

Nope, they were definitely in the shape of the galaxy at some point!


It was an option yeah. There was spiral and “target” (circle) and such but the only one that still works is random.

This is possible again though with the new custom maps, as we saw @Vegnarok do with Sirius. The process is very tedious though; we likely won’t be able to do this for primary galaxies until we make a proper map editor, which would be part of the Galaxy Creator.