There are many that would know me as a single player gamer, but ever since Jesse Smith tossed the CIV CD down I-83 (amazingly, the traffic behaved) 18 months ago, I've been, well, converted to Multiplayer. The game's gone through a lot of changes since then, and a lot of fond memories over the many months. Well, now it's time to give a preview of the Multiplayer part of Civilization IV!
So, where should we start? Well, for starters, did you know that the first thing Firaxis worked on in Civ4 was multiplayer? Yes, that means 2 solid years of multiplayer coding and testing. Anyway, let's start in the lobby. Like in Civ3, you can start a new game, join a game, and now, it even has a buddy list. There is a DirectIP join, which can be accessed just before coming into the lobby. Well, enough about the lobby! Let's go create a game, and get into some multiplayer action!