I own the first BW and I find it to be OK. The real draw for me with BWii is the online, though. I used to be a hardcore RTS junkie back in the day. Now, I realize this game is strategy-lite, but still should be pretty fun online. So how is the online? Do a lot of people play? Are the battles spontaneous and unique or does every game feel pretty much the same? How do the factories work? If I can snag this game for cheap, I might just have to buy it.