Hmm i may be wrong but Brad has said, and this was back around DL 1.2 IIRC that he doesn't want a MV in GC3. Now that was in a fairly heated debate and was ~ 3 years ago, so who knows.
You're probably right. In my defense, I wasn't here back then, so I wouldn't know.
That's why I threw in an AFAIK.
I probably should be a bit more active over at Elemental's forums, or at least look at them for once. Seeing as their engine is going to build GC3, I probably should take some more interest.
If the MV dies here, that'll be a bit of a let-down. On the plus side, I'm going to assume GC3 will at least come with some type of Multiplayer. While harder to schedule for, and given it takes an age to complete a game, it'll still be an interesting way to interact with the community and the game.
I'm also assuming that with an MV, we'll probably have some sort of "clans" thing like they do for SoaSE, which means we can still maintain the integrity of our current empires, if we so choose.