... at the moment it is already for 2 people not fun to play GC 3 in MP , because of the fact, that the turns are only half at the same time.
Most of the time you have to wait, that the other has moved his ships.
In mid game it is a horror, when you have a lot of fleets and try to move them yourself !
So the MOST IMPORTANT TASK for MP development is,
to change it to real TURNS AT THE SAME TIME for all players and AI.
And when you have finished your turn, a time clock should start for all the other players ...
so the longer they need for their turn, the more the fastest one should be rewarded (maybe traders/tourist should visit his planets in the meantime)
Also when you have finished your turn, it should be possible to ACCESS everything else to examine to plan ahead.
Maybe also HOTJOIN should be possible.
played it once with 2 friends (3 humans + 16 AI) it was terrible and we slept in front of the game
Now my friends refuse to play that game with me