Hello, my name is Michael.
I spend quite some time on making and playing PBBGs, so I was drawn to take a closer look when I found this site via the PBBG reddit.
Freewar and Tribal Wars are games I spend a lot of time on playing. At the same time, these games are also an inspiration for the game designs I work on.
My current game project DRTS Game is not a PBBG, as it is not persistent, but it looks like one of my games is going to be remade with a persistent game world next year.
Besides working on my own games, I also help people learn to make software, including video games. My impression is that there is a lot of guidance out there for making singleplayer games, but developers have more difficulties when it comes to implementing persistent multiplayer. That is why I am working on improving this. If you face a challenge in this area, let me know
I am looking forward to learning about the experiences of other developers and players here, see you soon!