Dear support and whoever reads this .
To my joy I saw Galciv III on Epic as a free claim and I immediatly tipped a friend. We both claimed Galciv III and enjoyed this a lot. I think this game saw the most hours in my Epic client so far.
I played Galciv I back in the day; which was a great game. Galciv III does not disappoint and it translates well to MP. Apart from lengthy turn times (bit of a genre issue with turn based 4x games) it is good fun.
However; in the 3 MP games (finished or almost finished) we played we seem to run in multiple issues each run. If we would play for 1 hours we would basically have to reload 3-5 times. With my buddy being a bit slow this is a nuisance; I guess you guys can't speed him up . But perhaps you can fix the gamerelated issues forcing us to reload:
- The bug we most often run into is "waiting for [player]" while that player has no option to click "next turn".
This also sometimes happens in the turn of the AI; but that doesn't happen that often. Using ctrl+S (quicksave doesn't work).
I don't have hard metrics on this one; but have to reload many times during our multiplayer game.
- Using Overlords in MP game often results in issues where you can't go to next turn.
- Occasional crashes.
So for this topic I want to share MP related issues + upload savegames with issues which can be replicated so support can investigate this. This will take me some time to find the savegames; describe the bug and see if it can be replicated. But I am willing to do this hoping the game experience in MP will be better .
Also we noticed that the game is much more bugfree in singleplayer (no issues with spawning overlords) and the "waiting for .." hardly happens. Perhaps most bugs where not encounterd because single player is most played?
Anyhow; please let me know all the information needed.
- I have the Epic Galciv III Retribution game; which I claimed a while back.
- We don't notice any difference using stock races or custom races.
- We don't use any mod
 Made it more readable.