I used to love this game. What did the villagers say...."obier, greetin, gatherer", ha. The major flaw with online play was the cheating, which was fairly common. The other being players that would quit. You'd be 1.5 hours into an online game and one of your teammates would drop out, or get booted. If that happens, the game is pretty much over, assuming the teams were evenly matched to begin with. My friend and I were in a 3v3 and as soon as the match started, we took all of our villagers over and built a fence around his town center (or whatever it was called). It was hilarious - the idea being to trap every single new villager he made. I remember him saying "help, they're villy rushing me". We did the same thing to a teammate once too, which was even funnier because, if I remember correctly, he couldn't attack the fence because it was built by his teammates.