Galaxy in Real Time This WeekendPosted on 11.08.2012

Set in August, Galaxy C10H15N is set to provide a quick fix for those CS cravings of yours. The galaxy is designed to be a hectic affair with only 1- to 1.5-minute ticks, and will be played over two sessions during the weekend, each 2 hours long.

It is set to start on Saturday, 11 August at 16:00 CET; and will last 2 hours with a 10-min break at the 1 hour mark. That's about 10.00 AM to 12.10 PM ET. The second leg starts on Sunday, 12 August, again at 16:00 CET. All in all, approximately 200 turns will be played, making for a quick and frenzied galaxy.

You must be logged in to the galaxy 15 minutes before the game starts (i.e. at 15:45 CET on Saturday), to avoid being dropped from the game. Also, at around 5 minutes before the start, a reshuffle will happen, so make sure you relaunch the CS client and reissue your ship orders.

Training Team Galaxy IIPosted on 13.07.2012

Not getting enough CS action? Feeling the itch to try a different kind of galaxy? Desiring to play alongside other players in teams? Those symptoms can only point to one thing - you need to sign up for the upcoming Team Galaxy, slated to start ticks on Friday, 20 July at 20:00 CET.

This one-hour galaxy is open to all ranks, and is catered for newer players who would like to take a step into the realm of team galaxies. This galaxy will have experienced players on both teams offering advice, especially on picking your initial HQ settings. So, feel free to ask ! Additionally, the team galaxy this round will try out for the first time a neutral zone in between the teams, and give players the ability to choose their HQ starting positions.

So if you'd like to play a particular role in the team, or if you have a preference for teammates and neighbours, feel free to send a PM to one of the team leaders helping out with setting up teams. You can even grab a few friends and request to be placed closed to each other and start the galaxy as neighbours !

Twin Galaxies Discovered in Fringes of UniversePosted on 17.05.2012

Cosmic supremists recently gave a loud cheer to the discovery of two new galaxies opening up on 25 and 26 May at 19:00 CET respectively.

This pair of galaxies are very different in nature: one with Large Planet sizes (800-1000) and a very juicy HQ, while the other being very Claustrophobic in space, with 64 star systems packed closely and tightly together in 100-sized sector spaces, the third such galaxy to be discovered. The former galaxy, due to its gigantiahuge size, will spin at 1 hour ticks for the first 72 turns; while the latter galaxy would observe this phenomenon for 48 hours before settling into its 3 hour ticks.

The polarising difference of the two galaxies allows aspring empires to have a choice of either joining both galaxies, which would have synchronised ticks with the Avengers Team Galaxy; or any one galaxy, subject to their personal preference for galaxy settings. So if you feel that itch to give another galaxy (or two) a go, why not sign up to these galaxies.

EDIT: Gigantiahuge 2 has been reshuffled and its start date has been pushed back 24 hours. Claustrophobia will start as initially planned.

Speed Galaxy TodayPosted on 11.05.2012

At 17:00 CET on 11 May, we're launching a speed galaxy for enthusiasts of this format who enjoy the adrenaline rush of managing an empire almost virtually in real time. Ticks would be between 1 to 2 minutes, and the games will be played over two sessions, each 5 hours long over Friday and Saturday, with breaks in between. In total, there will be 278 turns to play, but the gameplay will be faster, with ships moving twice their speed in regular galaxies, and building costs being halved.

To get into the action faster, you also start with 12 colony ships and a starting HQ population of 25. There's space for 16 people, but only 5 have signed up so far, so there's more room for everyone. An important notice however: You must be logged in to the galaxy 15 minutes before the game starts (i.e. at 16:45 CET), or you will be dropped from the game. Also, at around 5 minutes before the start, please close the client and relogin to the galaxy - a reshuffle will require you to give new orders, load governors and pick civilization traits.

So if you're game, come join the swashbuckling action and claim your share of the loot in Pirates [Speed] Galaxy.

Cabbala / Avengers Set OffPosted on 26.04.2012

Both the Cabbala galaxy and the Avengers Team Galaxy have started and players have set off in their race for cosmic supremacy in the respective galaxies.

Cabbala galaxy is a regular ranked galaxy with 1 hour ticks, and has seen interest from newer players, It started ticks on Friday, 27 April at 20:30 CET, and has fairly standard settings.

Avengers Team Galaxy, on the other hand, will have rather unique galaxy settings, and is meant as a follow up to the concluding Team Galaxy for RL People. With team balance given even more emphasis than before, this could yet be an epic battle of the Red and Blue factions for cosmic supremacy. The galaxy started ticks on Saturday, 5 May at 19:00 CET.

If you missed these galaxies, upcoming galaxies are being planned over the coming weeks, so stay tuned. In particular, Galaxy 195 is open for newer players to get a galaxy under their belt, and a speed galaxy is being planned for the weekend of May 12. Other galaxy requests can be viewed in the forum here.

Team Galaxy From the Easter BunnyPosted on 03.04.2012

Are you always feeling lonely in your quest for cosmic supremacy? Having trouble making friends in the vast galaxy? Fear no more, for we have the perfect Easter present for you this weekend - a team galaxy straight from the Easter bunny.

With tick times of 3 hours, this newest edition of the popular team galaxy format is set to cater for casual players who play the game on a parttime basis. As always, the galaxy welcomes new players, so if you're new to the game, don't be shy to sign up. So long as you let your team captains know your plans and coordinate with teammates to optimise aspects of your game like colonisation and resource support, you should fit right in. The galaxy looks set to be filled with havoc with no biobomb limits or grace periods.

The galaxy starts its ticks on April 9 after Easter weekend, but your system will be reshuffled on April 7, meaning you will need to reissue ship orders etc within that 48 hours after you have been assigned a team. Team forums will also be open, so remember to drop by and wish your teammates a happy Easter holiday too.

Immoral Galaxy 2 [2h]Posted on 30.03.2012

Here comes the second edition of Immoral galaxy also known as No whining galaxy. The galaxy will have it's doors open for all the scumbags, traitors, gangbangers and cheaters. Feel free to lie, deceive, gift planets and farm reputation.

This galaxy starts it's ticks on a very appropriate April 1st at 12:00 CET. Join now!

Server MigrationPosted on 25.02.2012

We are once again moving to a brand new server. Big thanks to the community who covered the cost for the new machine!

So, expect the site to go down on Sunday February 26th, at around 22:00 CET in the evening (that's 4 PM ET). Of course the galaxy ticks will be halted also at that time. It will take a couple of hours to move things over, and for the DNS's around the world to update to the new IP. Expect the ticks to commence on Monday at 12:00 CET (6 AM ET), although the site should be online and reachable at the new IP some time before that.

So I guess I see you on the other side Smile

Update: Welcome to the new server!

Christmas BreakPosted on 23.12.2011

On popular demand all galaxies with a tick-time of equal or less than 3 hours will be paused during the Christmas Holidays, to give everyone a chance to spend a peaceful time with your family, or any other favorite company.

The Galaxies will be paused for 48 hours between December 24th at 12:00 CET to December 26th at 12:00 CET (that is 6:00 ET).

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

RE: TLing's Training Team GalaxyPosted on 15.12.2011

'TLing's training team galaxy' is now over. Ultimately, the blue team have emerged victorious after dominating most of the match, surviving a brief red team fightback that at least contained a real threat to that dominance.

Many lessons were learnt by the various players' first TG experience, and by those who had more galaxies under their belt, but overall, friendships were made and strategies were explored, and players can now look forward to other galaxies in the near future.

The team galaxy was a prelude to the CS Cup bound to start on Jan 6, as posted below.

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