@Thrasymachus Thank you very much for your feedback and suggestion. This feature does not exist for Catan Universe right now. We would have to check if it is even possible to integrate a system like that based on the current mechanics we use for Multiplayer matches.
In your mind, would you get notified for every action a person does? E.g you'll have to get notified for every trade made ... just so you don´t miss anything?
I can connect to Catan via steam again.
I tried a lot of things, and I am not absolutely sure what finally worked. I suspect it had to do with the resetting of the firewall to standard and logging out and in a few times. Now everything works a treat and I am so happy about it.
Still, I wish it had not been such a lot of work to figure everything out myself. This is the IKEA version . of a game. You have to assemble everything yourself.
@jrfreeze it would be great if you could reach out to our technical support via firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to learn more about the issue you are describing. We may be able to help you with providing info on where to find and clear other local data (hidden) on your device that might fix that issue.
Since the server outage occurred in the evening we "only" had been able to inform our users on our social media platforms about the issue.
Thanks to the swift response of our technical team the outage only took 1.5h. We are sorry for the inconveniences this may have caused.
Regarding the initial question, you had on the AI.
The Ai and the dice rolls aren´t connected in any way shape or form. Thes are two totally separate systems with no interaction between each other.
Once you are close to winning the Ai will stop trading with you. Your observation on that is totally right. It will stop trading to avoid "gifting" you the victory.
It will also not trade with you if both of you are competing for a spot on the board.
The AI is like an observant player. It will know what was rolled in the last rolls and what you spend in the last turns. But(!) it doesn't have the ability to steal a certain resource from you. It can only target you with a robber. What resource it will get is random.
We hope this answers some of your questions regarding the AI.