@Administrator Hi Guys - just downloaded the iOS version of CU and it looks amazing - great work! I do not seem to be able to play Rivals in offline mode or locally against an AI opponent. When will Rivals be available to play offline / locally (single player)? Thanks!
Matchmaking is quite fast for me. Much faster than other games I've played. There's a learning curve for figuring out all the actions but its well worth it. The UI sometimes feels too "minimal," I definitely could not figure out the trading screen for a while and it wasn't clear where you were able to click. The scrolls are a fair way of giving users a preview of the game before buying it.
I think the ratings are a little bit biased or maybe the developers fixed things in the past 5 months. This is definitely not a bad game by any means and feels well developed. It just needs a lot more polishing.
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Initially I was here for the game, now I'm just here for the drama. I refuse to pay a cent for a game that's supposed to replicate the "trade, build, settle" feeling on the cover, but doesn't prioritize playability in this regard.
Thanks for reporting. I checked this with our QA team and they ran a few test matches on that map without any issues. Could you please provide some more details so that we can narrow this down?
Which game mode was played? Singleplayer or multiplayer with added AI players?
Default player number (3) or four players on this map?
Default game settings or custom settings, e.g. increased victory points etc.?
If you have a screenshot of the in-game situation of the time the AI froze that would help as well.
When you buy the base game, you can play that as long and as often as you'd like, both in multiplayer games and against computer players. The same applies for expansions. The only difference is that - just like in the board game - you need to have the base game to be able to purchases expansions.
All your purchases (no matter if from Steam or from the browser based-version) are linked to your Catan Universe account. As long as you use the same account, you can play on both platforms. However as accounts are personal, you won't be able to play with the same account on two devices at the same time.
Tweaks to streamline the game? Allow people with no chance of winning to concede. Why sit there in a 40 minute game that you've already lost just so you won't lose Karma. Allow an honorable concession. Just one more reason why I like playing against the computer. When all hope is lost, I just end the game and start another.
This happens in real life games too. Take a pair of dice and roll 70 times. Very often the distribution is "wrong" because you roll so few times.
The dice mode is a pseudo random thing. If you know that the dice will be rolling in an even distribution, you can manipulate the system to gain more resources. You will play differently to gain an edge. If you are lucky in the beginning, you are more likely just going to build on the numbers which have not been revealed yet. Then you get these resources too. The other players who are on the new numbers, gain resources too but you are already ahead of them because your numbers came up first.
There is no solution to this problem. This is how the game is.