There are several options in game where you can change some aspects and settings of your account. You do not have to change anything to play OGame but, some of them might be interesting for you. For more detailed information on managing your account and keeping it secure Please see our Account management guide.
During registration you will chose your favorite nickname. You need that name for the login as well as for the whole game. The nickname can be changed freely but any kind of insult or racism is not allowed and will result in a ban. You can change your nick once a week if you chose to.
Many players disregard this setting but it is one of the most important things you have to keep your account safe. If another person/player knows the password or even has access to that, he can do whatever he wants. Your fleets and planets/ moons can be destroyed or even the whole account can be deleted.
Take care that nobody knows your current password. For security reasons the password should contain at least 8 characters and small letters, capital letters and special characters. Do not use a simple password like your nickname or anything like that. It is not recommended to use the same password for different accounts. Do not save your password on public computers (internet cafe, university, etc.) or write them down on a paper. Change your password if you think somebody may know it, especially after somebody did an account sitting for you.
- E-mail Address
You need the email address to request a new password as well as to identify yourself as the owner of an account. Due to these reasons you should keep your own valid email address where only you have access to. Chose a safe password and do not use the same password for your ingame account. If you change your email address a validation link will be sent to the new address and at the same time another notification will be sent to the old address. To prevent account thievery the owner of the old email address can cancel this process by clicking his/her link within 7 days. In which case the old email address will be put back as the permanent email.
- Espionage Probes
You have two possibilities to spy on your enemies. Either you send your probes by using your fleet menu or you take the easy way by clicking on the spy icon button at the right in your galaxy view. From here you can set the number of spy probes that are sent while you select spy option from the galaxy view.
To help you decide the necessary number of spy probes, please read Espionage
You can deactivate Outlaw-Warning on attacks on opponents who are 5-times stronger while you are under noob players protection system.
- RSS-Feed (only commander)
With the aid of the RSS-Feature you can forward your messages automatically so you can read them even if you are not logged into your account at the moment.
- Show mobile version: You can switch on/off between the classical browser gameview and a mobile view (simpler and more user-friendly for mobile players).
- Show alternative drop downs: You can change the drop downs game menus styles in case you have an older browser or you play form mobile. - Activate autofocus in the highscores: While visiting highscore section, this option will focus you on the list to make it easier for you to locate yourself and check your ranking position. - Always show events: It is possible to hide/show the event list. Also, you can select where do you want to display it (above/below).
- Your planets
In this menu you can adjust how your planets should be sorted. You can choose between order of emergence, coordinates, alphabet, size, used fields and if you're using Commander, customize your own sorting. If you prefer you can choose the sort sequence up or down.
Here you can turn off some small animations if you want and hide or show the grey background under the planet information.
You have two possible settings. If you want to see full spy reports, instead of opening a new window/tab every time you should turn on that first option. Secondly you can select the amount of displayed messages per page. And in the end you have the option to turn off the auctioneer messages.
These settings allow the corresponding overlays to open as an additional browser window instead of within the game for Notes and Combat Reports.
You have two options here: you can set the detailed activity display, in order to see player activity timers indicators in Galaxy, and you can preserve the galaxy and system you are looking even while changing planet. For more information about activity indicators please read Activity guide
- Vacation Mode
The vacation mode protects you during absences from the game. So if you want to go on vacation and protect your account until you are back, you should activate the vacation mode. As long as the vacation mode is activated you are protected from any new attacks and your account is totally safe, however ongoing attacks will still go on even if you activate it.
Building and research orders will be halted and then reactivated when vacation mode is ended. (If there is a foreign incoming fleet toward one of your planet it will continue even if you go into vacation mode). Vacation mode lasts at least 48 hours (might be different in speed universes) you cannot deactivate it any earlier. Be careful! In case there is no "paid" dark matter left unspent, your account can be deleted after 35 days without any login even if your account is in vacation mode.
- Your Account
Here you are able to delete your account. After selecting this option, it takes another 7 days until your account will be deleted permanently. If you change your mind during the 7 day period you can deselect the box to cancel the deletion and go on playing. Before you decide to delete your account permanently and destroy the work of thousands of hours you should check if one of your mates wants to take the account or you can post it on the board under account give away section.