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Joining a GameThe Games section, in the right column of the Lobby, has links to let you join all three types of UltraCorps game:
Game Information PagesWhen you click on the name of a mega-game or ring game in the lobby, or of a PUB game from the PUB page, you will go to its Game Information Page. From within a game, its Game Information Page can be reached from ComNet or by clicking the game name wherever it appears.
This page gives specific information about each UltraCorps game, such as:
There is no Game Information Page for solo games.
If you are eligible to join a game (either because you meet its requirements or you've been invited) there will be a Join Game link at the bottom of the Game Information Page.
Joining PUB Games:
When you join, you will first choose your alias, your race, and your homeworld name and type. Then you'll go to your homeworld, where you can examine the game map, check out your neighbors, and issue your first commands for production and movement.
Joining Ring and Mega-Games:
Larger games have a "joining period" before the map becomes visible. Everyone will get to see the map at the same time. When you click the Join Game button, you will choose your race, your game alias, and your homeworld name and type. You will be able to join the forum for that game. You will not be able to see the game map, because it won't be created until the joining period is over. Homeworlds are assigned randomly, so your map location doesn't depend on when you signed up.
Once the game starts, you will have the standard tick period - usually one day - to review the map, contact your neighbors, and issue your first orders.
Subtopics:Naming Yourself and Your Homeworld
Choosing a Race