About the topic and forum: I do not know if this is the right spot on the forum for this topic. Please move it if you do not find it suitable. More over, I am not an English speaking native, so please excuse my bad English. The dawn of Civilization – Civ as a MMO I would like to discuss Civilization and the possibilities to make an MMO of it. It would be great if all of you who read this can pass on your ideas on it. Just for the fun of it of course! It has been about a year since Sid mentioned MMO in media the last time, atleast what I can see on the internet. I think that Civilization as a game is just to good not to try to make an MMO of it. There is something very intriguing with the dawn of civilization. To understand and play around with the ideas behind the couse of why people at all organized them self in cities tells us something about our societies today. There are a couple of inspiring books and TV-documentaries out there on the subject which are very interesting and all makes me think about Civ (and make me wanna play). I got some thoughts about how Civ could look like if it would be a MMO: 1. Turnbased? This is one of the basics that makes Civ. I think that you should be able to make one to several turns each day. 2. Relatively short games – Since the game depends on development during passing of time it can not last forever. Therefore I think that “game over”, must be in reach. You should be able to jump on a new game after some time. 3. Massive amount of players must either make many servers and/or many players in either one civilization or in one huge map. 4. The creation of one civilization could be a choice of several players. To start one can be done by several critrias like amount of villiages, technology, common religion and language. 5. Civ with added feauters? Civ is much about exploration and exploring new land and finding new technologys is a big part of the game. This can be done through several ways, not only moving forces on the map like before but also through first person in a added mini-game which can be played for each turn. Maybe you can play a leader of a group of people (npc:s) who has cattle and farms or maybe you take control of a warrior who sets out to do a raiding-mission. Woman in particulary prefer to play as a character then an abstract. Please comment and share some of your ideas. I would love to see a future Civ MMO!