Me and some other programmers have started a project to create "the most complex multiplayer civilization-like game imaginable", the idea is to create an hybrid between Civ, Machiavelli The Prince/merchant prince and Alfa centauri, the game would kinda resemble the "eternal Long Turn" freeciv game, but it wouldnt have turns (the player would move his units till they are out of movement points, and then wait till the unit recharges them with time, this way you can login, move a unit or 2, go to work/sleep/anything, an then login again an move them again).
Also it would be open to hundred of players that would be able to play in any way they like, as merchants, princes, spies, or any other role they can think for themselves without any game-imposed limitation whatsoever.
We plan on using Java, and the Sun Darkstar platform for Massive Multiplayer games to code it, and we were wondering if may be some of you would like to participate?.
Our project's Home Page is [url=http://aceituna.svchb.net/]http://aceituna.svchb.net/[/url],
PS: I hope it is not in bad form to publish announcements about other games in this forum, if so i apologize and would ask the mods to remove it.