Since CiV is currently garbage and not a patch (pardon the pun) on RoM:AND, me and 2 friends have gone back to playing RoM:AND 1.75 and it's brilliant. We are all UK based and usually play 2-3 times a week at roughly 7pm-11.30pm. We link up via Hamachi and talk over Skype, if anyone out there is looking for a multiplayer game just drop me a private message. We have it working with very few OOS messages, maybe 1 a session if we are unlucky so it's a fairly well paced game and we can usually progress a game to conclusion over about 10-15 sessions. We're of different abilities (Prince-Emperor) and generally not warmongers, though we do engage in wars with each other as well as the AI. We're all backstabbing political deviants though.