Nah, ranking goes past 25. I'm something like number 78 right now.
Did you create your character/empire recently? It takes a little while for changes to take effect. You might try logging into the Metaverse site, going to "View My Empire" and then choosing "Join Empire", if you haven't tried that already.
I'll trade your Altarian for my Arcean!
For one of your questions, you can finish and submit a saved Metaverse game. Just start a game through the Metaverse, play to whenever, and save it. Then when you want to play again, sign in through the Metaverse option again, click through until a new game starts, then go to the menu and load your previous saved game. I dunno if there's an easier way than that, but it works.
My own quirk I noticed today... I've created an Empire called "The Redshirt Brigade". I can't seem to upload a logo for it, however.
I go to: http://metaverse.galciv2.com/index.aspx?g=manageempire
First, when the page loads, IE6 gives an error of:
Error: Expected ')'
I click the "Choose" button by the "Empire Logo" input box on that page. I browse to my 128X128 pixel PNG file. I click the "Upload Logo" button. I can see IE6 working like it uploaded something, but the logo just isn't showing up.
Another oddity is that there is an "empty" image above the "Remove Logo" button also on the Edit My Empire page. If I click on the "Remove Logo" button, it gives me a "Do you really want to delete your Empire's logo?" prompt. If I click "OK", I get an error box that says:
Conversion from string "undefined" to type 'Integer' is not valid.s
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Peace & Luv, Liz