Hello, everyone, I'm a newbie in this site!!
Before you all start to flame me about this, I just want to mention about a new, free text-based game that is around. It's called lords. Yes, it's medieval, and you might be saying: Medieval? Another medieval times game?
Well, it's medieval alright, but it's a different game. You can arrange trades with other players, you can choose someone as your sovereign and have vassals, you can investigate technologies to better your siege equipement, raise your attack or defence, fortifiy and improve your palace, make battering rams, build walls, make knights to defend your castles and atttack your foes. Cover your knights with crossbowmen or archers, use swordsmen and pikemen to tear down enemy walls, have the best general, have the best attack and ponts to be king.
You have a clan? Well, you can start factions and work as a team to kill your enemies, you can even make peace treaties between factions!
Now, micromanagement has been cut down a lot, so this games needs a little piece of time from your life, like 5 or ten minutes a day is enough. Also it's fast paced so you don't need much of an internet connection to play it well.
Well, I hope at least one of you tries this game only once, it won't interrupt your other games...
Go here and check it out!