Thanks for your kind and quick response, Kryo.
Logins are down? Is that why, when I try to login to the Metaverse, I keep getting messages stating things like a message that makes no sense has been received back (from the Metaverse)...and that my program (GalCivIIue) is no longer working and will be shut down?
I thought I wasn't able to login to the Metaverse because several days ago I changed my Stardock account user name...from doctorradon to Stratetacticus (I also changed my password); because "doctorradon" is still popping up in the "Error Message" screen when I try to logon to the Metaverse through GalCivIIue...even though my screen name (and password) were successfully changed on my Stardock account.
Ummm...shouldn't the game stop showing "doctorraddon" in error messages when I try to logon to the Metaverse from the game's main menue? ...I don't know how to fix that...and I've been wondering if that might be why I can't logon to the Metaverse and start playing games to earn some cool badges.
PS/ Are all the regular game options still available when playing a Metaverse-qualifying game? Such as, can I still choose the galaxy size and how fast I'd like tech research to proceed?