Yeah personally I don't care what servers is used, although LAN is more suited for smaller groups like friends\family in my book.
The problem is that GG multiplayer just doen't work. It hasn't done since day one, at least not for me an my mates -Lol - I still remember being really peeved when after all the work\time that went into adding multiplayer, and we got the first version that had it, and it just didn't work!
One of my favorite LAN games when the kids were younger was Decent (can't remember the version). My son and I used to play that a lot, it just worked flawlessly for hours on end.
I have yet to get even an empty GG map (aside from MP markers of course) that doesn't crash after 2 seconds, if in the rare event that it actually loads the map at all.
So I don't think it is Steam per say - multiplayer just needs some attention.
Maybe github will get it working........
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