Dark Expanse© News

18 Mar 2017
Dark Expanse announces their first full novel in the game universe entitled As Good as Bad Can Get. The book is available in print or as an ebook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Klyve Ganthe is a Kyoti, a race of liars, tricksters and con artists. As the Corona Corporation abandons the planet Nimbas, suddenly Kyle finds himself in charge. Armed with his wits, a telepathic advisor, and a nagging mother-in-law, Klyve must struggle to bring together the disgruntled factions and keep Nimbas from being overrun by the Logorasch swarm.

A planet on the edge of chaos. Can Kyle make Nimbas As Good as Bad Can Get?

12 Mar 2017
Version 2.3.06 Added new 3D planet displays which include new planet sub types. Started major restrutucting of code base. Fixed racial achievement bug. Added fleet details sorting for cargo ships. Added fleet and ship tonnage to fleet and ship details pages.

4 Dec 2016
In appreciation of all our loyal customers, we are announcing the Dark Expanse Gonzo Experience Event where Victory Points, Resource Generation and Prestige are doubled until December 19th, 2016.

4 Dec 2016
The Black Eye 12 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Black Eye remains a high speed player versus player (PvP) galaxy. Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Black Eye 11 Galaxy!!!

4 Dec 2016
The Andromeda 8 Has Now Been Launched!!! Andromeda remains a player versus environment (PvE) galaxy. Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Andromeda 7 and Galaxy!!!

4 Dec 2016
Version 2.3.05 Added new pirate event dispatch artwork. Minor bug fixes.

8 Jul 2016
Massive alien attacks across all galaxies.
The Dark Expanse Logorasch Invasion event is now live from July 8th through July 24th. Can you survive the swarming?

14 Mar 2016
The Black Eye 11 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Black Eye remains a high speed player versus player (PvP) galaxy. Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Black Eye 10 Galaxy!!!

10 Jan 2016
The Andromeda 6 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Andromeda remains a player versus environment (PvE) galaxy. Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Andromeda 5 Galaxy!!!

10 Jan 2016
Version 2.3.04 Modified non-player character races. Added more NPC density and change some behavioral patterns.

12 Dec 2015
The Dark Expanse Vilicus Resurgence event is now live from Dec 12th through Jan 8th.
The new Andromeda 7 Galaxy will be launching on Jan 9th, 2016.

31 Oct 2015
Version 2.3.03 Added a new lore story by Nancy Fulda’s "By the Strength of Her Will" Added new archaeology dispatch artwork. The Dark Expanse Convoy Intercept event is now live from Oct 31st through Nov 8th.

2 Sep 2015
The Black Eye 9 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Black Eye remains a player versus player (PvP) galaxy. Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Black Eye 9 Galaxy!!!

13 Aug 2015
Massive alien attacks across all galaxies.
The Dark Expanse Vilicus Resurgence event is now live from Aug 13th through Aug 31st on Black Eye. The new Black Eye galaxy starts on Sept 1st.
The Dark Expanse Logorasch Invasion event is now live from Aug 13th through Aug 31st on Andromeda. Can you survive the swarming?

26 Jul 2015
Version 2.3.02 Modified some NPC behaviors. Added several new books, and series to the recommended reading page. Modified combat code to ensure the planet PDBs always fight on the correct side. Reduced requirement for total daily missions. Set invasion and genocide missions for the daily mission to one regardless of empire size. Removed archaeology and jump gate combo from the daily missions. Daily mission requirements needed a specific ship type will now give credit for all ships of that type within the fleet. Load cargo missions can now be recalled.

17 May 2015
Version 2.3.01 Changed the Daily Mission Requirements to be based on empire size instead of a static number.

4 Apr 2015
The Black Eye 9 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Black Eye remains a player versus player (PvP) galaxy. Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Black Eye 8 Galaxy!!!

22 Mar 2015
The Andromeda 6 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Andromeda is now a player versus environment (PvE) galaxy. Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Andromeda 5 Galaxy!!!

22 Mar 2015
Version 2.3.0 Andromeda has been changed to a PvE galaxy. Additional PvE missions and events are in development. Black Eye will remain a player versus player (PvP) galaxy.

17 Mar 2015
Version 2.2.52 Added Daily Missions for a new way to earn experience and prestige. Changed non player characters (NPC) from being time based to location based. Now, there are more NPC than ever before. Modified bombardment mission to increase damage, and extend the mission time. Added new Kanzai and Unaligned racial icons.

9 Mar 2015
The Dark Expanse Vilicus Resurgence event is now live from Mar 9th through Mar 21st on Andromeda. The new Andromeda 7 galaxy starts on March 22nd.

14 Feb 2015
The Dark Expanse Convoy Intercept event is now live from Feb 15th through Feb 22nd.

3 Jan 2015
The Black Eye 8 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Black Eye 7 Galaxy!!!

20 Dec 2014
In appreciation of all our loyal customers, we are announcing the Dark Expanse Gonzo Experience Event where Victory Points, Resource Generation and Prestige has ended on January 5th, 2015.

22 Nov 2014
The Dark Expanse Logorasch Invasion event is now live from Nov 22nd through Nov 30th. Can you survive the swarming?

1 Nov 2014
Version 2.2.51 Added individual rewards to lore stories that are acquired. This includes the new Planet Killer ship that can destroy a planet. Added achievements for lore stories. Updated Registration page layout. Fixed some minor issues such as Sedition Mission message, complete all builds. Added new, faster PDB validation. Added new image for the Unaligned race. Adjusted artifact benefit amounts for those found during the archaeology mission. Added new planet killer achievement for successful use of the planet killer ship.

24 Sep 2014
Version 2.2.50 Added resource icons to salvage mission results. Added Dark Expanse Invasion T Shirt paypal purchasing to merchandise page. Added Planets of a Dark Expanse album to the merchandise page. Added Dark Expanse anthology links to racial lore pages. Added non-aggression pact checks to bombardment, invasion and genocide missions. Added link to in system ops page using the star number on the fleet inventory page. Modified fleet construction page to display all local planet ship counts. Added daily local debris generation. Added sector debris events. Added new personal dispatch box.

19 Sep 2014
In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, the Dark Expanse Convoy Intercept event is now live from Sep 19th through Oct 2nd.

23 Aug 2014
The Black Eye 7 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Black Eye 6 Galaxy!!!

23 Aug 2014
Version 2.2.49 Black Eye released as a hardcore galaxy. Hardcore galaxy changes were: Added A new mission called Planet Survey. Limited Planet Resources. Tougher NPCs. Longer Ship Build Times. No Imperial Chit Conversion from Galactic Credits. Removed Local System Ops from main menu. Now menu for In and Out System Ops use the last planet selected. Changed cost, statistics and attack counts for several ships.

1 Aug 2014
Version 2.2.48 Added new sound files for jump gates, vacuum and hostile planets. Added new racial artwork for the Kanzai. Added book and t-shirt to new merchandise page. Added galaxy lore which allows discovery of new stories. Increased maximum planet warehousing based on resource generator count.

30 July 2014
The Black Eye 6 galaxy will be extended to 23 August 2014. And the Black Eye 7 galaxy will be a hardcore style galaxy instead of the previous speed galaxy. 2x Speed - Will run at double the speed of Andromeda. A new mission called Planet Survey - This will allow each commander to determine how many resources are on the planet. Limited Planet Resources - Each planet will start with only a certain amount of resources and will be consumed through game play. Tougher NPCs - The non-player characters will have tougher ships, PDBs and planets. And more of them. Longer Ship Build Times - Larger fleets will be harder to create, thus require more strategic game play. No Imperial Chit Conversion from Galactic Credits - Players will not be able to convert galactic credits to imperial chits. They will be able to convert Victory Points to Imperial Chits.

17 Jul 2013
Announcing the third Dark Expanse Gonzo Experience Event where Victory Points, Resource Generation and Prestige has ended on July 27th.

22 Jun 2014
The Andromeda 5 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Andromeda 4 Galaxy!!!

23 May 2014
The Dark Expanse Logorasch Invasion event is now live from May 24th through June 2nd.

26 Apr 2014
The Dark Expanse Convoy Intercept event ran from April 26th through May 4th.

20 Mar 2014
Dark Expanse announces their first anthology entitled Surviving the Collapse. The book is available exclusively on Amazon.

16 Feb 2014
The Black Eye 5 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

16 Feb 2014
Version 2.2.47 Added new sound files for arid, fertile and primitive planets. Added Kris Longknife Series by Mike Shepherd to the Recommended Reading page. Added a new galactic history story by Nancy Fulda entitled Castles in the Sky. Added new Jack Campbell book Perilous Shield to the Recommended Reading page. Modified Check All on Fleet Details page to only check ships currently displayed. Added Dark Expanse short story links to Recommended Reading page.

24 Jan 2014
The Dark Expanse Invasion Plans event concluded on Feb 2nd.

23 Dec 2013
Announcing the Dark Expanse Holiday Event where Victory Points will be tripled from December 24th through January 2nd.

21 Nov 2013
Announcing the second Dark Expanse Gonzo Experience Event where Victory Points, Resource Generation and Prestige will be doubled from November 23rd through December 2nd.

28 Sep 2013
The Andromeda 4 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Andromeda 3 Galaxy!!!

13 Sept 2013
The Dark Expanse Vilicus Resurgence Event scheduled for the Andromeda Galaxy will run from September 13th through September 25th has now concluded.

18 Aug 2013
The Black Eye 5 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

18 Aug 2013
Version 2.2.46 Added a new auto build bonus option. In System Ops mission menu reordered.

14 Aug 2013
The Dark Expanse Vilicus Resurgence Event scheduled for the Black Eye Galaxy from August 2nd through August 14th has now concluded.

31 July 2013
Version 2.2.45 Added ability to display planets or jump gates on Production Overview, PDB Inventory and Technology Overview pages. Added a Terran Lore story to the online manual called "A Small and Secret Freedom" by Matt Mikalatos. Added a Kanzai Lore story to the online manual called "Betrayal, Clear as Kanzai Glass" by Deborah Walker. Added a new Black Ops mission called Sedition. Added a new end of galaxy event called the Vilicus Resurgence. Added achievements for capturing organized crime planets, surviving the Vilicus Resurgence, and for Sedition missions.

15 July 2013
The Dark Expanse Convoy Event from June 30th through July 14th has now concluded.

30 June 2013
Version 2.2.44 Added new music for ice planets. Escort ships can intervene during combat for civilian ships. Civilian ships can now be captured during fleet combat. Mobile Shipyard maintenance now gets the next available ship. Build slots are no longer sequential but run simultaneously.

30 May 2013
Version 2.2.43 Added an Organized Crime sector event. Added a Vilicus Lore story to the online manual called "Escape from Planet Error" by Michael Greenhut. Added a Chitter Lore story to the online manual called "Dawn, and the Stars" by Nancy Fulda. Added a new black ops dispatch image. Added new music for water planets. Added a Saurian Lore story to the online manual called "The Twins Shine Over Emperor's World" by Deborah Walker. Added a Silicate Lore story to the online manual called "The Old Fear" by Robert Lowell Russell.

11 May 2013
Version 2.2.42 Added Cargo Overview page. Modified Production Overview page to include planet infrastructure. Added fleet naming ability to In System and Out System Ops pages. Added new image to the invasion dispatch. Added 5 new Organized Crime non-player characters. Added the special event called Invasion Plans.

13 Apr 2013
Version 2.2.41 Added the So You Want to be a Pirate? event. Added a Methene Lore story to the online manual called "Light Bringer" by Deborah J. Walker. Added sector number to the Out System Ops star mouse over data. Added next and previous star buttons to the In System Ops page. Added selection of capital planet which reduces that planet's government corruption by 25%.

24 Mar 2013
The Dark Expanse Gonzo Event where Victory Points, Resource Generation and Prestige were doubled from March 16th through March 24th has now concluded.

8 Mar 2013
Version 2.2.40 Added new achievements page. Announcing the first Dark Expanse Gonzo Event where Victory Points, Resource Generation and Prestige will be doubled from March 16th through March 24th.

4 Mar 2013
Version 2.2.39 Added 108 new player achievements along with a new prestige system for federations. Updated the commander and federation profile pages. Achievements are logged on the commander and federation history pages. Combat rounds are increased resulting in an improved chance of disengaging. Federation members can now land colony ships on other member planets.

18 Feb 2013
The Black Eye 4 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

18 Feb 2013
Version 2.2.38 Added Daily and Monthly Imperial Chit Increments. Added the works of C. J. Cherryh, Orson Scott Card and William C Dietz to our Recommended Reading page. Color keys on the Fleet Details page is now selectable and sorts the Ship Assets table. Mission counts and stats are now results based instead of attempt based.

12 Feb 2013
We are happy to announce the winners of the Dark Expanse "Refer a Friend Contest". The winners are: Richard Hurtz, KevH and Horrid Mischief. Thank you to all who have referred friends to Dark Expanse. While the contest for Steven Kent's books are now over, you can still refer friends, and have them credit you. And when your friend buys Galactic Credits, you will get a 20% bonus of whatever they purchase.

10 Feb 2013
Version 2.2.37 Added the "Sector Pirate" event. This enhancement is a dynamic event in which space pirates will spawn and commence operations. Added a Galactic Standings page to show all the new winner categories. Added next and previous buttons to dispatches for easier reading. Added color legend to Fleet Details page, and included a new indicator for ships at less than maximum tech.

1 Jan 2013
The Andromeda 3 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!! Existing accounts and galactic credits were forwarded from the Andromeda 2 Galaxy!!!

1 Jan 2013
Version 2.2.36 Added the "Rescue the Natives" event. This enhancement is a dynamic event in which the players have an option to rescue, ignore or conquer the natives of a previously empty planet. Expanded the Hall of Honor to include more galactic winners. Added new Task Groups tutorial video to the online manual.

16 Dec 2012
The "Refer A Friend" contest to win a signed copy of Steven L. Kent's new book, "The Clone Sedition", is now active through end of January 2013. Be sure to have your friends register and add your account name within the player preferences!!!

16 Dec 2012
Version 2.2.35 Added Refer A Friend bonus item to preferences page. Task Groups are now fully operational. Star wobble now controlled by local jump gate owner. Jump gates are no longer used to determine government corruption. Jump gates now produce more occupied terrain victory points. Ships can now be scuttled both on station and in transit. Alien artifact installation does not use a planetary build slot.

14 Nov 2012
Version 2.2.34 Added seven new non-player characters and individualized behaviors. Added dynamic population events. Added alert sound for planetary attacks. Updated the online manual regarding Victory Point awards and a new Federation page. Reduced the cost of installing alien artifacts by 90%. Added max soldiers requisition to Supply Depot page.

14 Oct 2012
Version 2.2.33 Added What Happened to the Zyxlar? to the galactic history. Added federation non-aggression pacts. Federation Victory Points are now accumulated through member donations. Federations now have levels gained through Victory Points. Levels also set the number of members and non-aggression pacts. Dispatch tables are now sortable. Increased the minimum amount of Victory Points and Veteran Status awards. Modified Victory Points and Veteran Status awards to use both planet count and fleet technology. Modified daily Victory Point awards to check for a live planetary population. Modified daily Victory Point awards for Jump Gates based on jump gate level.

15 Sept 2012
Version 2.2.32 Expanded PDB and Ships to handle multiple artifacts. Modified population growth method to handle large government corruption rates. Added pirate titles that uses the player's raid count.

17 Aug 2012
The Black Eye 3 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

17 August 2012
Version 2.2.31 Added Supernova Option for the Black Eye 3 Galaxy. Updated star locations and fleet travel methods to use ATUs. Added new Terran racial graphic. Added In System Ops link on Production Overview page. Added more info to automatic alert tweet.

4 August 2012
Version 2.2.30 Added an interactive tutorial. Added Vilicus intelligence report to online manual. Added a Deorc Enterprise Press Kit to the links page. Added latest Jack Campbell book to recommended reading page. Added Elizabeth Moon series to recommended reading page.

19 July 2012
Version 2.2.29 Added flexibility to the Vilicus response feature with tactical and strategic fleets. Reduced the Vilicus response fleet sizes. Supply Depot can now requisition multiple items.

6 July 2012
Version 2.2.28 Expanded the Vilicus retaliation feature. Modified the public-side page layouts. Updated the combat report to include more information. Improved fleet and player management within the combat code. Fixed preferences change email issue.

14 June 2012
Version 2.2.27 Added a Vilicus retaliation feature. Modified the Fleet Inventory page to provide additional information. Removed the mobile shipyard refit counter from the Fleet Details page. Updated some graphic layouts. Added a few instructional videos to the online manual. Modified the Create Dispatch interface to allow message forwarding. Modified planet and mobile shipyard maintenance to handle detached commands.

29 April 2012
Version 2.2.26 The Alert Bonus is now free for all players. Doubled the amount of imperial chits awarded each day. Added the ability to buy imperial chits with galactic credits. Added the ability to convert victory points to imperial chits. Completed back end maintenance to prepare for future updates.

25 Mar 2012
Version 2.2.25 Added racial character images to the tutorial. Added a Supply Depot which allows players to purchase items with their daily Imperial Chit allotment. Modified individual mission handling to support task groups. Fleets designated as a Task Group now dispatch mission results to the player's federation. Invasion, Genocide, and Colonization missions do not return any extra personnel. Xenoarchaeology is now used during alien artifact installation.

19 Feb 2012
The Black Eye 2 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

19 Feb 2012
Version 2.2.24 To better support Detached Commands and Task Groups, the fleet arrival, combat, mission operations, and fleet merging has been revamped. Modified alien artifact installation costs. Added color for Military and Black Ops Training artifacts on the planet artifact depot page.

8 Feb 2012
Version 2.2.23 Added a fleet option which allows a fleet to operate as a detached command. Added Tanya Huff and Frank Herbert to the recommended reading page. Added Chitter racial image. Modified several page layouts. Added Task Groups allowing delayed fleet arrivals. Modified Alert methods based on Task Groups.

1 Feb 2012
The Steven L. Kent Writing Contest has started!!! See the Dark Expanse Forum Announcements for details. The contest ends March 31st.

1 Jan 2012
The Andromeda 2 Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

1 Jan 2012
Version 2.2.22 Modified star wobble calculations to use ship types. Added veteran status bonus to ships and PDBs. Veteran status will be gained through combat experience. Invading forces will now impact a planet's military training technology. Updated the Terms of Agreement.

17 Dec 2011
Version 2.2.21 Added Steven L. Kent, Glen Cook and Myke Cole to the recommended reading page. Added ship propulsion artifacts. Added a links of interest page. Consolidate Black Ops mission reports.

17 Nov 2011
Version 2.2.20 Added a discovery questionnaire to the log in process. Added an Artifact section to the Dark Expanse Manual. Added more content and modified the layout of the Dark Expanse Manual. Added technology benefit artifacts.

3 Nov 2011
Version 2.2.19 Added artifact install buttons on several pages. Added a Ship Details page accessed through the Fleet Details page. Mobile Shipyard repairs are now accessed through the Ship Details page. Converted Alien Artifact Analysis from single to batch process. Added a Base Details page accessed through the PDB Details page. Added Military Training Artifacts. Modified Archaeology mission to collect artifacts based on the number of salvage ships and planet type.

15 Oct 2011
The Black Eye Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

15 Oct 2011
Version 2.2.18 Added Xenoarchaeology technology to planets. Added a new Archaeology mission and alien artifacts. Added Planet Artifact Depot page. Added facebook like box on the public side. Adjusted font colors and some page layouts. Added artifact installation through ship and PDB maintenance pages. Updated combat to include new artifact benefits.

26 Sep 2011
Version 2.2.17 Added Player preference to allow display of the frame graphics (skin). Updated layout of numerous pages. Added background image to sortable and unsortable table headers. Added confirmation interface when selecting the Complete All Builds bonus. After confirmation, the bonus completes automatically.

22 Sep 2011
Version 2.2.16 Added Planetary Defense Base overview page. Added fleet inventory page. Updated layout of Manual government and race pages. Updated layout of federation and commander profile pages. Modified the galactic news ticker to provide the most current news in descending order.

31 Aug 2011
Version 2.2.15 Added empire technologies overview page. Added federation history/log and mission detail pages. Added federation membership request button to federation profile page. Added dynamic events to planet infrastructure maximums.

21 Aug 2011
Version 2.2.14 Added a recommended reading list for Ian Douglas's Galactic Marine Series. Added commander history/log and mission detail pages. Modified Unload Cargo mission so that cargo is removed from the arriving fleet before merging with local fleet. Modified planet ship maintenance allowing only last build queue item to be increased. Enhance multi-account detection.

5 Aug 2011
Black Eye 4X Speed Galaxy now online and available for registration. Version 2.2.13 Added new galaxy selection page as part of login and registration process. Added debris graphics to the In System Ops display. Changed canceling of refit builds to return ship or PDB but not resources.

20 July 2011
Version 2.2.12 Added personal twitter notification to alert bonus. Added automatic test and notification for potential multiple accounts.

13 Jul 2011
Version 2.2.11 Added max industries to jump gates based on gate level. Adjusted ship victory points due to new ship order listing. Added a new preference that allows the news ticker display to be turned off. Added player and federation ability to create and view star notes in the out system ops display. Fixed bug that did not display next/previous planet buttons for player with 2 planets. Modified paypal payments to handle subdomains. Added cancel build button. Added fleet and astrogation distances to Out System Ops star display. Changed Out System Ops star location to display in ATUs.

1 July 2011
The Andromeda Galaxy Has Now Been Launched!!!

30 Jun 2011
Version 2.2.10 Increased government corruption rate. Modified noble and naval title requirements. Fixed bug that did not allow raids to occur when fleets were not present. Fixed bug that caused bombardments to generated stuck fleets. Modified resource generation rate to include planet administration bonus.

28 June 2011
Version 2.2.9 Revamped all racial benefits. Added salvage ship and salvage missions. Reviewed fleet retreat usage. Retreating fleets can no longer be recalled.

11 June 2011
Version 2.2.8 Reduced the cost for low tech PDB and ships (not Colony, Marine Transport or Black Ops). Fixed bug that did not allow recon fleets to merge with planetary fleets after retreat.

9 June 2011
Version 2.2.7 Added adjustable Victory Points based on planet ownership. Fixed menu alert for combat messages. Set cargo size limit to existing fleet cargo size for unload missions. Merged PDB and Fleet combat. Increased ship speeds.

24 May 2011
Version 2.2.6 Added a non player character race called the Vilicus. Optimized large fleet splitting. Increased PDB statistics by 50%. Added check all link on Fleet Details page. Fixed bug that showed the wrong time in the alert dispatch text. Updated Government item costs.

16 May 2011
Version 2.2.5 Added Date and Time to Subject line of Alert Dispatches and removed canceled alert messages. Modified fleet detection from purely sensor based to ship numbers and sensors. Modified ship and fleet speeds. Fixed fleet recall for out system ops, if sent from planet returns to planet defense not solar defense. Improved fleet splitting. Added source star and fleet MIA report for lost recon fleets. Added new jump gate graphics. Modified Commander Standings display to default to current player. Modified login name to be case insensitive.

4 May 2011
Version 2.2.4 Added Mobile Ship Yards. Added ability to select all in the various dispatch lists. Adjusted cost of Black Ops Ships.

17 April 2011
Version 2.2.3 Added soldiers to the planet resources section. The soldiers icon within planet resources can be selected for purchasing on each production page. Added Local System Ops to menu which displays that In System Ops page for the last selected planet. Fixed a back button indexing problem on the maintenance pages. Added sector information to planet graphic display on production pages.

12 April 2011
Version 2.2.2 Added federation leader information to federation profile. Improved federation leader management and profile editing. Changed main menu In System Ops link to view the solar system of the currently selected planet. Added new dispatch sent box, and allowed for multiple recipients. Added Hall of Honor to capture past leaders. Added Jump Gate page to the manual. Modified combat code to reduce technology level importance. Modified combat code to give category bonuses to weapons and shields too. Distributed Victory Points across fleets by ship count. Ship and PDB kills now awarded to combat asset performing the kill instead of all participants. Added new alert dispatch box.

31 March 2011
Version 2.2.1 Minor graphic modifications and other fixes.

29 March 2011
Version 2.2.0 Added new interface layout for planet and system operations pages. Applied resource maximum bonus to jump gates. Increased and balanced the resource maximum for jump gates. Adjusted Jump Gate population growth rate. Removed upper cargo limit restrictions on load/unload transfers. Modified planet drop down menu to accommodate large planet lists.

13 March 2011
Version 2.1.23 Added Jump Gates. Started UI modification on Fleet Construction page.

10 March 2011
Version 2.1.22 Fixed a bug that did not allow new players to be created. Modified In System Ops display.

5 March 2011
Version 2.1.21 Fixed bug that did not allow dispatches to be sent. Minor edits to title types and requirements.

4 March 2011
Version 2.1.20 Reduced the planetary alerts for federation members. Fixed a bug in main menu regarding display of unread messages. Adjusted Fleet Details and Fleet Orders sorting. Adjusted Large Cargo ship stats to bring it inline with other ships. Added player titles and types. Enhanced the manual to include ship and PDB categories, combat ship missions and title requirements.

17 February 2011
Version 2.1.19 Revamped Government Corruption Rate.

16 February 2011
Version 2.1.18 Reduced Government Corruption rate. Added category targeting bonuses for ship vs ship and ship vs PDB types. Corvettes now get targeting bonuses when used planetside for attack and defense. Expanded colonization discussion within the Manual FAQ section.

7 February 2011
Version 2.1.17 Increased starting infrastructure, Planetary Defense Base (PDB) technologies and PDB count for new players. Modified bombardment targeting percentages. Battleships now give a bonus when used for bombardment. Added soldiers to the Production Overview page. Adjusted maintenance costs for ships and PDB. Modified Raid reward percentages. Frigates now give a bonus when used for raids.

29 January 2011
Version 2.1.16 Added multiple message types and the ability to display each type separately. Corrected ship and PDB build times for races with a ship yard modifier. Added deletion and new message buttons at the top of message list display. Fixed Federation Join Message redirection. Added current planet resources to the Production Overview page. Added a decimal place to the item cost for increased display precision.

23 January 2011
Version 2.1.15 Added on site recon time when traveling between stars. Fixed bug that reduced Dreadnought combat effectiveness.

21 January 2011
Version 2.1.14 Added new menu to Change Password page. Added dispatch page for Federations. Production Overview Alert Messages now display count down timers. Added a potential enhancement poll in the Dark Expanse Forum.

10 January 2011
Version 2.1.13 Increased cost of Colony ship to counteract an exploit. Added more logging for tracking PDB kills. Added Bonus Options and Recommended Reading to the main menu.

6 January 2011
Version 2.1.12 Changed the menu style and layout for the purchasing and comment pages. Changed the modifiers for the ships above the Black Ops ship. Fixed a bug that did not provide Victory Points for Technology purchases. Ran a one time update to give the players those Victory Points.

5 January 2011
Version 2.1.11 Added a new menu style and changed layout. Modified some of the in system operational times. Fixed an issue with Astrogation system selection. Added carriage returns to in-game messages.

23 December 2010
DARK EXPANSE IS NOW UP AND RUNNING AGAIN!!!! Please re-register for the game. See previous note for details.

22 December 2010
DARK EXPANSE WILL SOON BE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN!!!! As many of you know, our original hosting server suffered a hard drive failure. Sadly, the old hosting company provided little to no support in geting the server back online. We have since contracted with a new hosting company and will be changing our practices to insure that something similar does not occur in the future. Unfortunately, even though we tried several different methods, we were not able to save the previous galaxy and forums. Therefore, all previous users will need to re-register. For the next month, all new accounts will receive 100 free Galactic Credits. Previous paying customers, will get all paid credits added to their new account once they have re-registered. We are sorry for this inconvenience and will let you know when it is time to re-register.

5 December 2010
Version 2.1.09 Added ability to select individual ships for in system ops using the Fleet Details page. Increased the victory points for all ship and PDB types.

2 December 2010
Version 2.1.08 added daily hints for new players. Previous players will receive these hints as well. Fleets can now be named and those names are used in combat reports. Added a recommended reading list for David Weber's Honor Harrington Series. Added persistent perspective view when selecting astrogation system in out system ops.

18 November 2010
Version 2.1.07 added Twitter to broadcast in game news events. You can now follow us on Twitter to find out what is happening in the galaxy. Added a recommended reading page. Added a new slide show and banner to the main page. Modified the planetary alert check for stealth fleets on expedition missions. Modified espionage reports to provide more information. Black Ops Teams will no longer be inserted on abandoned planets. Black Ops Teams on abandoned or player owned will now make a final report.

4 November 2010
Version 2.1.06 displays the ship's cargo list when mousing over the fleet# or cargo ship type on the Fleet Details page. Added preferences to receive in game alert dispatches and to play background sounds. Made some minor modifications to the combat algorithms which will increase the survivability of the lower technology combat units.

2 November 2010
Version 2.1.05 allows soldiers to be created on occupied planets at an additional cost. Planetary alerts are sent as in-game messages as well as being displayed. A star system wide alert has been added for incoming expeditions and uses PDB Sensor technology. When performing a ship or PDB retrofit, the ship or PDB is no longer downgraded if the ship yard technology is lower.

26 October 2010
Version 2.1.04 provides the proper resource rewards when performing a raid. Terrorism, espionage and sabotage missions now stop if the planet was conquered by the team owner or if the planet does not have an owner.

21 October 2010
Version 2.1.03 displays the daily ranking change on the commander's status page. The federation page has a federation notes section that can be edited by the federation leader.

19 October 2010
Dark Expanse© is now on Twitter. Version 2.1.02 now registers the number of bombardment missions. The food requirements for Administration, Military Training and Soldiers has been reduced.

17 October 2010
Dark Expanse© is now on Facebook.

15 October 2010
Version 2.1 has been released with two new technologies, a new ship type and three new missions. The new black ops ship can be used for Espionage, Sabotage and Terrorism missions. Commanders can spy on their enemy's technology, destroy their infrastructure and disrupt their technology base.

10 September 2010
The Dark Expanse© BETA TEST IS NOW LIVE. This beta test is open to the general public, registration and participation are both free. Please feel free to register and to inform your friends. We look forward to your participation and feedback.

3 September 2010
BETA TESTING TO START ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. Dark Expanse© is still accepting beta tester registration. This beta test is open to the general public, registration and participation are both free. Please feel free to register and to inform your friends. Registrants will receive an email announcing the start of the beta test once we get closer to the launch date.

16 August 2010
BETA TESTING TO START ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. Dark Expanse© is still accepting beta tester registration. This beta test is open to the general public, registration and participation are both free. Please feel free to register and to inform your friends. Registrants will receive an email announcing the start of the beta test once we get closer to the launch date.

9 July 2010
BETA TESTING TO START SOON. Dark Expanse© is now accepting beta tester registration. This beta test is open to the general public. Please feel free to register and to inform your friends. Registrants will receive an email announcing the start of the beta test. In addition, the beta test starting date will also be announced here.

4 June 2010
The Dark Expanse© has transitioned to the production server. We are continuing final testing and expect to open public beta registration in July. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you online soon.

24 May 2010
The Dark Expanse© is currently in transition to the production server. There have been a few unanticipated delays with our hosting company. Once the transition has been completed, we will perform some additional testing to help provide you a more enjoyable experience. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you online soon.

5 May 2010
The Dark Expanse© version 2.0 Alpha testing is proceeding. Based on feed back from the testers, we are enhancing the game to provide you with an even more enjoyable playing experience. We are adding new capabilities and doing additional testing to insure a quality product. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you online soon.

2 April 2010
The Dark Expanse© version 2.0 Alpha testing is going well. Probably within this next two months we will be opening up registration for beta testers with a beta launch date to follow. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you online soon.

25 March 2010
Dark Expanse© version 2.0 is currently in Alpha Testing. Please continue to monitor this site as we will be seeking Beta testers in the near future. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you online soon.