This page grants complete access to links to every public game at Planets.nu. It contains seven tabs, as follows:
Herein can be found links to the Emperor Wars, those games considered to be the pinnacle, the ultimate games for Planets.nu players. Entry into these games is by exclusive Interest, to be eligible for which one must rank at the very top of the Leaderboard for a given race. Only Vice Admirals or higher can express their interest.
On this tab can be found a list of all public Planets.nu games which are still starting and containing open positions. To join, select a game that interests you, choose a race and position, and click the green Join As... bar representing that position.
Once a player has achieved a high rank in one or more races, their effective rank for joining a game is the higher of their rank in the race they're playing as, or two ranks lower than the highest rank they've ever achieved in any race.
In an effort to keep the New Games list reasonably sized, the system limits it to 14 entries. Additional games may be joined from the Interest section.
If a Custom game has been in the New Games list for 30 days, and has not been filled/started, the list of players who have expressed Interest in the game will be aligned with the list of players who have joined and the game will be returned to the Interest list.
This tab contains a list of all player-created Planets.nu games which are yet to begin. In order to move to the "New Games" list, each game must have enough players declare their interest to fill the game. To do so, select a game that interests you and click the blue I Am Interested button on that game's information page.
Players who have expressed Interest in a game are listed by the highest rank they have in any race.
It is also possible to join the game at this stage. This is done by selecting the Players tab, and joining as above.
Please note that declaring your interest in no way reserves for you a position in that game. It does, however, subscribe you to the Activity feed for the game. To unsubscribe, go to the game's main page, select INTEREST... in the upper-right-hand section (under the mineral indicator bars), locate your entry in the list and select remove .
New players are not allowed to express Interest in games until they've played at least 100 turns.
On this tab can be found a list of all public Planets.nu games which contain open positions, either due to an incomplete roster at game start or the dropping of a player from their position. To join, select a game that interests you, choose a race and position, and click the green Join As... bar representing that position.
This tab provides access to a list of currently-open Blitz games. These games are two-player and have a very fast format specific to this style. A button on this page permits a player to create a new Blitz game.
On this tab can be found a list of all public Planets.nu games which contain no open position. Simply select a game that interests you to view the publicly available data on that game.
On this tab can be found a list of all public Planets.nu games which have finished. To view data on any of these games, simply select one that interests you. From here it is often possible to view the game history from any perspective.