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And just to prove you can never have too many exclamation marks!!

Ok, I think that's enough with the forced excitement, let's give you something to smile home about (or at least give that girl at the office a wink).

I'd like to introduce Xylon. Yes ok, not the best name, I may change it later, if you have an idea for a better name let me know.

What Does Xylon Do?

Besides look cool I assume you mean

Now I will admit, I just googled "Cool robot head" and after three days of checking out the search results, at the very bottom of the first page, I found this guy. Here is a link to the source. The person that created it did an amazing job. At some point in the future, I might ask someone to create him a unique face to make sure there's no copyright issues.

Xylon alerts you via discord on what is happening on the Next Colony game

It's that simple, basically like Gina but specific to NC.

What can Xylon alert you to?

  • When you find a new planet
  • When you are being attacked
  • When a siege has started
  • When someone deploys ships to your planet
  • When someone gifts you an existing planet

How to activate Xylon?

It's actually really easy.

Step 1.

Go to the NextColony Discord server (Click here if you're not already on it) and go down to Xylon's channel and type in:

Xylon will then send you a DM and explain all of the commands he's able to perform.

If you're not interested in getting the full list of features, and just want him to keep an eye on a player for you, then type in $$watch: idikuci
Except instead of idikuci you can write your own username.
for example:

  • $$watch:comedyopenmic
  • $$watch: holger80
  • $$watch: rondras

Make sure you don't forget to put in the colon, if you don't put it in, Xylon won't understand you.
Now, if you're in an Alliance and want to be able to keep an eye on your alliance members to help them out you just add the entire list at once like this:
$$watch: comedyopenmic, rondras, holger80, jarunik
Simple as that.

If you're sick of getting alerts on a particular account, you can stop getting alerts by just sending the same message again and you'll get a confirmation from Xylon to confirm it's happened.

I know it's bad form to show messages from DMs, but I don't think he'll mind this time, it's for educational purposes of course.

That's it, there's just 1 step. No need to do anything else.

Some examples of alerts:

Planet found:

Attack on Planet:

Well you get the idea.

I'm planning a bunch of other stuff also, like being able to define alliances, and having the ability to show the nearest alliance member that can help and a couple of other things. If I manage to reorganize the database properly that is.

Please note, at the time this post goes up, Xylon isn't available in the NC discord. But hopefully they'll add it soon so everyone can start using it.
Good luck everyone with your space exploration.


This is a really cool feature. Thanks for making it available. Is there an explorer bot available to automate exploration? Its pretty boring.

This is really cool. Thanks for creating this and letting us use it.

"Cool robot head"


Better be careful, what you ask for. Especially if the robots become self aware and turn certain parts into garbage disposals...

Yeah, it's a slippery rabbit hole once you head down that road but a risk worth taking...

Nice work with the bot. I have been looking for that for a while now. Amazing, that you just make it available like that. Thank you!

We're all in the same boat. It'll add another dimension to the game allowing people to evade attacks if they want, besides it's not much fun spending all this time building something and having no one use it.

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