I should be off most evenings.
I've never played a DBPRO game online before; so I am curious to see how well your game works since I am making a couple of multiplayer games myself.
If it is not difficult, maybe by having someone run it in host mode passively with their IP shown somewhere; or with some kind of auto connect feature so it searches for online users using a web script. At the moment it is not clear who is hosting and who is joining.
But since the others may be off at different times, it may be helpful for people to connect to the host when they are available just to indicate who is online and who is not; while you do what ever you need to do. (Window mode with low cpu usage would be ideal in this temporary situation)
Or has anyone got any better ideas?