The screenshot that I included is a rank screen. How does that have anything in the world to do with seating or play order? It shows me as ranked number three. According to everything on that screen though, I don't see how I wasn't ranked number 2.
@MonkeyZ And I got so much ELO because all my fellow players were kicked unjustly by the cursed kicktimer. I often get the impression that the kicktimer only kicks players who don´t stall. I wish you would turn it off until it is fixed!
it sometimes helps to refresh the search. If no game starts after 5 min, I quit the search and restart the search.
Switching between different games sometimes works, too.
Also, you might wanna check if you set the options correctly. At first I made the mistake and checked the wrong boxes, kind of reverse choices. So my search was too narrow, while I thought it was wide open.
@Prinz-der-Sterne Like Emerald Angel said below, it´s the clumsy features that take up so much time that the game gets boring and tedious. If the moves and trades (except quickbuild) were not so pointlessly complicated, and the server so instable, we could all play much faster. But to leave all these obsticles unfixed and introduce a kicktimer that doesn´t even work properly makes everything worse.
@tbt About AI
That they often decide on robbing the loosing player is something that bothers me about AI when they sub in multi-player games. I also wish the AI would act more reasonable in trading. They seem to refuse every trading offer until it´s their turn, then they go berserk with a wave of nonsensical trading offers. They seem to have no clue at all what´s available, what´s needed by whom, and what determinates a good trading offer. They only accept offers if they initiated themselves, and refuse by default offers that have been made by other players.
Of course, this would be less of a problem, if the kicktimer wouldn´t kick so many active players!
@DylLighted I live in Germany. I know there have always been offline meetings here. At annual boardgame conventions, there have been Catan meetings. And once a year at whitsun a few Cantanians meet for 3 days in an old castle that has been converted into a hostel to play and cook and clean up together. Since they do the catering and cleaning work themselves, it is affordable. But that is only once a year, and only for a limited group of people. Still, it has been great for those who attained, I pressume. I think it would be great to organize more meetings like that, in all countries all over the world. But this way I still won´t be able to play some of my favorate opponents. Some live in other countries or even continents, and some are chronically ill. Don´t forget that online gaming is one of the few accessable hobbies for those who have health problems or severe disabilities. So it remains important to keep improving CU until it works properly. You hear that, developers? People depend on you!
@P3tra Thanks for the screenshot. do you remember the Ai making a certain move before the game got stuck? In this case you can just quit the game because you will be announced the winner as last human player anyway.