To Create your Own Empire: Under the Accounts Menu, click on "Edit My Empire" ( http://metaverse.galciv2.com/index.aspx?g=manageempire )
If you wish to join an empire visit the empires page (ie: http://metaverse.galciv2.com/index.aspx?g=empire&id=21 ). Currently most of the Empires are not visible from the high scores page because all the scores have been reset. Under the empire logo there will be a "Join Empire" button if the empire is allowing new players to join.
There are many great features available to you once you register, including:
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