- complex gameplay: ecology, economy, trade, research, warfare, diplomacy
- map where you can really control your spaceships, not just start countdowns, with the possibility of tactical maneuvers
- finite servers, common enemy: Zandagort arrives at the end of each server to destroy mankind, and players who were enemies before have to collaborate to prevail
- strong community support: in-game chat, forum, private messages
- strong community nurturing noobs and creating the world and story of the game
The game closed at the end of 2012. There are a few Hungarian teams trying to continue and develop it further, and an open source project related to the original game.