Welcome to CFC, Sid Meier! I hope you don't mind the fanfare, you're something of a celebrity in these parts. Interesting, but I've had nothing but bad experiences with other 'social networking "games"' and browser based games that claim to be "nation simulators" (most importantly either it forces you to spam your friends with invites for bonuses and/or certain groups of players dominate the game and everyone else's experience suffers badly as a result). It'll be neat to see if a company of people who actually know how to make real games can pull it off, I hope you do! Also, Civ2 still rules. EDIT: I'd hate life if that were true. I think the Civ series probably just needs a bit of time so they don't just rehash the same things again.