All Gold Box games were turn-based, so how could this have been an online multi-player game? Did everyone have to wait until the next player makes his move?
Like manikus said, when it was your turn, you had about 10 seconds to move/ready/attack/cast/whatever before the next player or the computer moved a character)
Did you see other players move around in the 3D-view? Did every player have his own party, or were several players part of the same party?
You would see other characters in the combat view, just like you do during any Gold Box combat. When in not in combat, you viewed through the 3-D or area view, just like in Gold Box. Nearby characters were listed on the screen just like your party members in traditional Gold Box. There were no parties per se
. Instead, you could wander around with whoever you wanted, even selecting a FOLLOW command to keep up with another character. When a combat broke out, all characters in that square were drawn into the combat.
You could either "speak" (text message) so that all nearby characters "heard" your words, or send a message to a single character via "telepathy."