The following changes will take place for #milky-way-74.
These population changes are also game-wide. We will evaluate the impact after #milky-way-74 to consider further adjustments.
Population Income Increase
Population income has increased from:
Gold production from population = (empire_population / 30) + 100
Gold production from population = (empire_population / 25) + 100
Population Growth Rate Increase
Per-tick population growth rate has increased from .05 to .06.
Disable Exploration Ship Limit
#milky-way-74 will be using a new galaxy setting that removes the cap on Exploration ship production.
Reduced Exploration Ship Build Time
The base cost of exploration ships has been reduced from 6 turns to 5 turns.
Standard Races Only
#milky-way-74 will be using a new race whitelist setting to run a standard-races-only round.
Additional Evolution every week
Every 7 days, all empires will receive an additional evolution (race change option). You can use it as soon as it is available, or allow them to stack and use them in shorter frequencies later.
Length: 6 weeks
Starting: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 17:00:00 GMT
Ending: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 17:00:00 GMT
Market Delay: 2 days
Offensive Operations Delay: 2 days
Science Funding Delay: 2 days
Galaxy Size: 80x80
Planets per system: 9
Family Size: Starts with 3 spots, with new spots added as all families fill up equally.
Morale Formula: Enabled
Starting Resources: 10x
Max Defense Stations: 2
Remember, if you want to draft in a friend, make sure they use your draft code when they join. If they join without it, they will not be able to make it into your family afterward.
New players must graduate from Virgo to be eligible for Milky Way registration.
Registration is Open
Milky Way 74 starts on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 17:00 GMT.
You can join here.