So while the alpha is a bit out I did want to ask a few questions concerning Multiplayer which I think are relevant
1) Is there going to be an option for a "Pitboss" that can manage MP matches?
2) Will there be a 'lite' version of this Pitboss server. I only ask because Civ5 implemented this entirely crazy "You can't run civ5 and be a pitboss at the same time on the same computer" which is really really annoying
3) Steam Notifications. While not well known Steam now provides for 'asynchronous' games to send notifications for users (this feature is fairly new). It's basically just like a Steam notification window and a 'helpful' reminder that it's your turn, instead of sending angry emails to a group. Hopefully this is something that GalCiv3 can benefit from depneding on how MP is to be implemented.
In any case looking forward to the alpha once I scrape up enough money for it