August 14, 2015: Dog Days Has Begun

The Dog Days game has begun. It's early still (turn 4), and the teams are pretty even so far.

If you missed this game, check out the PUB game area for open PUB games... or start your own!

And don't forget to edit your prefs so you can receive e-mail notifications when the next Mega game opens for joining.

August 6, 2015: Dog Days Of Summer

A new game is here! "Dog Days" is a team game for up to 60 players. Join now through 8pm CDT Sunday!

June 25, 2015: Siege Report

If you were seeing the "Acutron under siege" message earlier, that wasn't the sludge attacking, but rather a db change over on the sjgames servers. Things should be back to normal now.

Meanwhile, the Red and Blue team game is coming to an end in the next few days. We'll take off over July 4th and open up a new game after the holiday.

May 25, 2015: New Team Game Open!

A new team mega, "Red and Blue", is now open! You need to complete a solo game in order to join the mega.

Join now!

March 30, 2015: SoFNN Report: Blind Spot Mega Underway!

More (any?) news to come soon, but Blind Spot mega, in which all scanners ability to pick up enemy fleet movements towards the worlds on which they're located has been snafu'ed by strange stellar-spacetime fluctuations. Irregularity of output of pulsars and quasars have been implicated in the malfunction, and astrophysicists are working on theories to explain and mitigate the problem.

It is likely they will succeed, but not until all commanders have felt the sting of the unknown/unseen... possibly at their home world.

For some of the more novice commanders with the time, a PUB game "New And Improving" is open for joins- 5 in at this time: JUST ONE MORE TO GET STARTED!! Join now!

Good luck- that is all.

Travail, UC News Reporter

February 10, 2015: SoFNN Update: New Years? Bashed!

As all active commanders know, New Years Bash ended on February 5th, Turn 30. SoFNN would like to offer congratulations to all commanders who strove for a piece of space to call their very own. (Editor's note- Even if they were the bashee instead of the basher.)

For those new to the 'points' game, the victory conditions involve far more than simply how many planets you have at the end of the game, and so strategy must adjust for it. In addition, when the player pool is much larger, scores tend to have a more wide range, and yet scores among the players end up being significantly closer. The top 2% of a category, which earns 10 points for that category, is only occupied by the top spot in a 40 player game, while in the top 4 spots of a 200 player game. (Editor's note- That means start recruiting yesterday. Hey, it's still fun AND free!)

Be that as it may, we at SoFNN have heard rumors about the next mega game which should be opening in the near future. Scientists from around the universe have reported unusual activity at a number of pulsars and quasars, and the action seems to be building towards some cataclysmic event. As of the time of this publication, it's unclear what the penultimate outcome will encompass, but this author would like to personally be the first to go on public record to welcome our new pulsar-goosing, quasar-pimping overlords to our little corner of space-time. I would also like to assure them that I am not the heroic type, and that my survival would do little to weaken their overlordy positions.

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Travail, UC News Reporter

January 31, 2015: SoFNN: New Years Bash- Turn 24!

Apparently, it does not pay to be Bash-full!

Action Item: Nobody Noz The Troubles I've Seen!

- Nozama the universe over are singing a different tune today; a nameless, wailing sort of dirge. At 3 of the top 4 battles of the cycle, Nozama fighters took it on the chin (Editor's note: We assume they have chins). At Acequia, 591 bought the farm along with their Queen, while at Cepit another 351 lost their swarmy little lives. Finally, another 315 were flamed into oblivion at Fifth, bringing the total dead in just those battles to 1257 for the cycle. Victorious commanders made various statements. Sentrion said: "They were noz trouble at all", while Kniggits said: "Up their noz with a rubber hose."

Action Item: Bet BriantheBrave Could Use A Common Cold Virus About Now!

- Mars was the scene of yet another invasion, though this time as the victims rather than the attackers. For the third humongous battle at BtB's HW, Arillus brought the boom against a staunch defense which had already successfully repelled the invaders twice before. "This is what happens when two strong, successful commanders go to war," said an anonymous analyst. "The Mars-gin between victory and defeat can be pretty thin."

Action Item: Sarigar Goes Gambling- Wins!

- Sarigar went full-on stealth mode, sending a fleet of fighters to Chemin-de-Fer against Commander Rukhy "Balboa" this past cycle. After an exchange of words, Rukhy swears revenge. Sarigar, when asked for comment, said: "Right baccarat at you."

We'd like to thank our sponsor, Physicists for the Repair of Rips in Space-Time: "A stitch in time saves nine, give or take for a negligible margin of error."

Travail, UC News Reporter

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