October 25, 2015: New Mega - All Hallows Reave
Something spooky this way comes... a new mega! Plunder your neighbor's worlds and build your empire. Whoever finishes with the most worlds wins!
This game is open for joins through Thursday, Oct. 29. The map will be built then and you can do your opening moves. The first tick will be Saturday Oct. 31. Happy Halloween!
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 SummerA 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.
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