No offense @I_like_pie but I am worried about this quick roll out of Infinitum. At this point it appears it will progress as a normal galaxy for quite a while as new alliance structure, attack formula, map fog, tick slowdown, et al. are all unready (as far as I am aware).
With the number of players signed up already, the galaxy will see attacking happen within the first 10 days, and may be nearly completely explored within four to six weeks. That is not much time to get new features coded and validated through play in Test v2. Being a never-ending galaxy I feel that starting it now is risky from a player’s standpoint. Old timers will see it as just more of the same and retire once again. New players will be subjected to rules that change numerous times, making them feel like it is an unfinished Alpha release.
I hope I am wrong. Time will tell.