Quoting ddd888, reply 70i would really love to play strategy games online but for some dumb reason developers still believe ppl want to play single player with dumb ais and not with friends or other online gamers
I don't really take issue with anything you said, just pointing out that most TBS fans care less about multiplayer than other features in their games. It has been confirmed time and time again by polls on this very site. My memory may be a bit foggy, but I think the last time one of these things went up, multiplayer was the primary concern for something like 12-14% of the fans who responded. That is probably the "dumb reason" developers have this belief.
I personally like a good multiplayer strategy game, but to be honest? I'd sacrifice it for better gameplay, as most of my time is inevitably spent in single player.
id already argued about this, the main reason i can explain you is this: the company decisions influence the ppl decisions
so KNOWING that civ is a mainly single player game make competitive players and team players not much interested in the first moment, then knowing the net and the code and everything in the multi part of the game sux make single players strategy lovers not interested in trying
no one was born loving multi gaming, you have to try, find something you like and then you become addicted and understand it
but since there was NEVER a user friendly civ enviroment ppl can never try withouth a long suffering
ofc then most the player base can not be interested in playing online
its like going in a hospital where there are injured soldiers withouth a leg and asking "would you prefer a tv to watch football games or a field to play it?"
we never had a good field of civ, so why would neutral players be interested in it?
there are many other reasons but its totally OT so lets not make this thread a civ
ps for guys talking about civ multi NO i told this so many times, i played since day 1 and it was a TOTAL MESS for nearly 1 year it was nearly unplayable, all hosted on crap gamespy, REALLY hard to just connect with 80% of players (in fact the common use was exchanging ip and trying a direct conn ) lag everywhere, random disconnect everywhere etc etc, only after the first expansion and with later patches it started to be playable
this talking just about basic things like joining a game then balance and interface and lobby etc was totaly absent too