Milky Way 76: End of an era

This is the final round of #milky-way that we’ll have with battle as we know it.

We’ve identified a serious flaw in how battle works, but the fix changes the battle results dramatically, so we’re giving it some extra time for testing. It will be ready for next round, #milky-way-77.

With that in mind, join us this round as we embark on our final tour of Milky Way before the balance of war forever changes.


Speaking of getting it right, players have requested a custom map. We wanted that for this round as well, but are going to keep the map standard (randomized) for now so that the players working on the custom map have enough time to correctly balance it.

Milky Way 76.overview

Time Settings

  • Length: 6 weeks

  • Starting: Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 17:00 GMT

  • Ending: Friday, June 05, 2020 @ 17:00 GMT

  • Offensive Operations Delay: 2 days

  • Science Funding Delay: 2 days

Size Settings

  • Galaxy Size: 80x80

  • Planets per system: 9

  • Systems: 303

  • Planets: 2727

  • Families: 15

  • Family Size: 3, but we will open a 4th spot if enough fill the queue.

  • Drafts: 1, but will add a 2nd draft spot if we open a 4th family spot

Other Settings

  • Market: Disabled

  • Morale Formula: Enabled

  • Starting Resources: 5x

  • Max Defense Stations: 2

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, we cannot guarantee that we can fix it.

Graduation Required

New players must graduate from Virgo to be eligible for Milky Way registration.

Registration is Open

Milky Way 76 starts on Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 17:00 GMT

You can join here.

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How many evolutions?
Standard or custom races?

1 evo, custom races supported.

Too lazy to find the attacking issue thread but how did it get that messed up? it actually worked well at one time and was very easy to calculate. I assume you will post said changes?

We’ve verified that it’s been messed up since 2012, and possibly earlier. Ease of calculation isn’t the issue, that part hasn’t changed.

Yes, we will post details on the changes when they are finalized.

The start date has been delayed by 24 hours to allow more time to join, and for a recent influx of newbies to graduate.


Do you think there will be enough players for 4 per fam?

I’m hoping so. I just re-activated our mailchimp account, gonna send out some emails to see if we get any bites.