Posted 6 months ago #2It's been completely rewritten from scratch. Missions were added so there would be some PvE content. Instead of game wide resets every couple months we have a system where only the top player restarts (but gets some perks) so that it's not always the same couple players over and over again. Old forums are gone too in favour of these ones (being integrated into the game).
Most of the resource base building mechanics went away to focus the game on the ships - now income is directly based on your land. Alliance are something I work on sometimes when I have time, though the current player base is pretty low so it's not a high priority for me. (Also, I've got kids now so my free time isn't quite what is was back in college when I first built it)