@JazzAnn Please note: The cities and knights expansion ( like in the physical game box) does "only" include the additional rule set. If you want to play the cities and knights rule set on more different scenarios, the Seafarers expansions offer scenarios you can also play with the cities and knights ruleset.
Tip: You can unlock the seafarers expansion using a scroll (for 24 hours), to test what scenarios you can play using the cities and knights rule set and if you want to invest the coin for the Seafarers expansion.
It seems that u have been reported , and your account will be blocked for some days. Have you checked your e-mail? They may have sent you an email explaining the situation and how long your ban , if that's the case, will last
@MorganinJapan We will take a look at the situation. You should be able to play the match until someone won even though the other human players left.
But since you have been the last human player in the game you should have gained ELO as if you had won anyway
1-There may be a situation where I may not want to rob an opponent who has a chance to take longest road away from my main opponent who doesn't have any cards.
2-I agree that there should be an option to eliminate 13-point intersections such as the board game provides. The only downside I can think of is most players will probably not take the time to check that option off and I might be waiting for a long tim for a four-player game.
3-If we made 12 point intersections the default, then I think that would work and I doubt that many people would be upset or bother to check off the 13 point option.
4-As I get better, I lose a lot more elo if I come in last than I gain if I win. I also usually lose elo if I come in second to a weaker player or am tied for second with a weaker player.
5-As I said in one of my recent posts (sorry to repeat so soon), the game has gotten vastly better over the last year and works well for me as I have few options of rounding up board players. Sorry to lose you and I hope you will reconsider or revisit the game later.
6-Last, since I can't find my previous post on this topic, for about 10 games after I complained about not getting to go first, I got to go first and second about 10 out of 12 games before lapsing into my usual luck pattern. I guess it does pay to complain! Thanks whoever helped me out here. I will be complaining about this again soon.
Sorry you are having such a hard time. I have been with the beta and current versions of CU for about a year now. I have gone through a lot of bugginess, but now the game works very well for me. Admin is also very responsive. Wish I could help. Sorry to lose a fellow Catanian!
@bfarooq You can go to the in game store acquire gold and unlock the expansions one by one or in a bundle.
Apart form that: The RNG of the dice isn´t affected by the fact if you play for free or have unlocked the expansion.
Stroom, I play four player exclusively and usually only have to wait one or two minutes, maybe once I had to wait ten minutes. I manage to play a game each day. The basic game is always coming up with other interesting things which will sometimes block or freeze me, but I usually make it through with all four original players, sometimes three and, occasionally, two. Works for me when an AI comes in as the AI now almost always plays better than the player who dropped out. Plus the game goes a lot faster with one or two AI players. Because it is hard to kibbitz online, you almost always know who the likely winners are within a few turns. To have the weakest player drop out works quite well.
This is how Elo works.
It calculates the probability of all players winning.
If you play with less skilled players, you are more likely to win. Therefore you will gain less points if you do win. If someone with less Elo wins, they will gain more points because they beat the "more skilled players".
Time is not a factor. And it shouldn't be.