I have it the other way round. I gained lots and lots of fake ELO because while trying to play Duell, my fellow players were kicked out constantly. So I was counted as "winner"! Now everyone turns on me in multiplayer games, haha! Don´t take ELO too serious. It cannot be representative while kicktimer "works" so, ahem, polite word, "shaky"!
about 1. Building a street or building a city, buying city developments, building and updating a knight also works with two clicks. Simply click on the places/ game board you want to interact with
@Wootah I can see this changing all sorts of tactics... why rob the leader if you can't win, rob the weakest player so you don't lose. I've even been robbed heavily in some games not due to position on the board, but due to my ELO. Plus, since the AI doesn't factor into ELO, you can game that somewhat to secure your ELO points.
Makes me wonder if ELO actually adds anything to the game from that perspective, or perhaps just re-enforces ruthless tactics.
If the @administrators think this ELO should remain, they have to give us an option to hide it before the game. I am heavily robbed by the ones with ELO under 1000 just because... the game is not a pleasure anymore (like in PlayCatan). There (on the app of PLayCatan) also was a rank list for each extension and I always checked it and wanted to have a good position, but this wasn't shown to my opponents before the game started... We, the competitors knew each other from the rank list, but for the rest it was just for fun and not a battle for ELO.
[And one random last thought for the moment: ranking and ranked/unranked games might also help developers decide which AI personality to add to the game as a replacement to dropped players - a competitive aggressive one, or a generous trading less aggressive one.]