Is it going to just be a chat window where you can contact others through? Is there actually the ability to forge real alliances and treaties with other players? One of the things I love about Civ3 is the superb diplomatic engine, and I would love it even more if the online version of this would stay true to the one you can play in one player. But does anybody know anything about this? I would think, when you contact some other culture that's a human, that it'll show the face of the ruler, but under it, instead of the suggested dialogue from the game, would be a chat box to talk to the person as you proposed deals and such... But if anybody has any information about it, I'd greatly appreciate it.