I have played the HoMM series back from HoMM original up until HoMM IV it has always been just single player for me. When HoMM V came out, I had a lot of friends that got it as well. We would make maps and play them out in multiplayer. The biggest annoyance was when simultaneous turns would end and we would have to wait for the other players to finish before moving to the next turn. Turns that use to take 5 - 10 minutes turned into hours when you have 4 people playing. I could just imagine what it would be like with 8. I really hope Black Hole makes this version more multiplayer friendly. Having the option to always be simultaneous turns will greatly improve the PvP experience.