Have they improved the online co-op game setup experience? I tried to play Civ V with a group of friend and we found it to be just *horrible*. Even when there weren't game breaking bugs, just setting up and getting into the game was a chore that took many resets. At one point one of our friends couldn't join for an evening so we wanted to have the AI take over his empire, while having another new player take over a civ that had be AI before. But you can't assign civilizations to specific players after the game has started, so we had to go though this ridiculous dance of letting random people from the internet join to fill the roster, snagging the civ we wanted when it was the next one up, then booting the poor hapless stranger. A convoluted situation I know, but the point is, muliplayer setup and options seemed to be very poorly implemented. Oh, and there were no battle animation while playing with friends. Ugh.
Anyway, would be curious to know if any of these issues got fixed, because as much as I sound like hater, I'd really love to be able to enjoy playing Civ with friends!
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