Game still buggy in the beginning
This has happened to like half my games so far. I just joined another game, and kept getting disconnected like the connection to the server was very bad. Then suddenly I see Japanese shogunate winning an era victory, so I checked their roster, and they have like 50 members!
This happens to some games where many civs are merged into one, and suddenly they have way more members then should be possible at that stage of the game. All the other civs had like 5 members and they were at max. Yea so now this game is ruined because there's no way to beat a civ with 10x the members ...
They really need to fix this bug.
wait 1000 years for an answer from the devs!
This is a bug that has been mentioned several times in the bug reporting area, but I realize you're giving a detailed report of the earlier issues surrounding it, so I am going to keep it open (after initially closing it, sorry!)
Please try to keep it respectful, everyone else. Being rude about the devs is no more acceptable than it is acceptable to be rude about other forum members. Thanks.