Milky Way 74 is open for registration!

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.

:new: Population Income Increase

Population income has increased from:

Gold production from population = (empire_population / 30) + 100


Gold production from population = (empire_population / 25) + 100

:new: Population Growth Rate Increase

Per-tick population growth rate has increased from .05 to .06.

Exploration Ships

Exploration Ships

:new: 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.


:new: 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.



Time Settings

  • 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

Size Settings

  • Galaxy Size: 80x80

  • Planets per system: 9

  • Systems: 301

  • Planets: 2709

  • Families: 10

  • Family Size: Starts with 3 spots, with new spots added as all families fill up equally.

  • Drafts: 1

Other Settings

  • Morale Formula: Enabled

  • Starting Resources: 10x

  • Max Defense Stations: 2

  • Cores: None

Drafting Reminder

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.

Graduation Required

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.


Interesting changes!!

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quickly come join my fam everyone

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Nice @I_like_pie! A real shake

Do you start the round with 1 evolution or does the first one come after the first week?

It would be cool to create a new standard race if Customs won’t be allowed. Or maybe One Qezian per family? Because as it stands I think Quantam is the only race available with Infil op. And having Reva as the only pure banker race kinda limits things.

I do like the changes though! And it should make for a fun round :smiley:
Just would be nice to have another couple race options to choose from than the same 5 standard we’ve always had.

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Dont start galaxy with unfilled fams this time please.

It’s automated. It doesn’t wait for anything.

Set fams at max 4, then wait for 10 people to sign up in here and open for 5th player. Easy.

would there be a way to give the starting res of 1 more player to a fam with a player less?
with expo limit removed the lack of a player shouldnt be that bad as long it´s not about starting res at BOR.

@DustyAladdin, It starts with 1.

@YoungWolf_WiLd I hear ya! The limitation is by design though, and will require some new decision making and strategizing. The settings are already in place for this round, but we can definitely look at adjusting the races to improve the balance.

A race overhaul is planned in fact, and this round will give us some additional insight on how do approach that.

@Zeraph, we don’t plan to and didn’t last round. That’s why we cap new spots 24 hours before BoR.

@schniepel, that isn’t currently viable, but feel free to start a conversation in #roadmap:brainstorming about it. Suggestions have a better chance of happening if they are posted there.

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Will there be additional starting res for fams with players like TU in them?



@I_like_pie i can only start 8 ships???

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Good, expo cap is very much active. Otherwise this round would already be ruined.

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@Airwing try it now.

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No spots left lol

Another spot has opened.

If it fills up again, please post in MW74 queue. We can increase fam size if we get enough people who want in.