What Was this game called!?!?!1?!1one!!!

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Sometime in the early 2000's I played an online game that was the best, but I cannot for the life of me remember the name of it.  What better place to find help than Day9.

It was a MMO realtime strategy game, free to play I believe, with graphics and gameplay similar to Risk. The map had resource control points and terrain like lakes and mountains, though it was all just made 2D with hexagon shaped territories.  Overtime you could level up and focus research skills to develop better offensive or defensive capabilities.  I was young at the time, so I didn't understand whether or not there was actually a goal in the game besides stomping other players and gaining territory.

Does anyone know the title of this game?