@Sista I was really annoyed with the setup at first, too. Like you said, it is a waste of space and cumbersome to build. But I have changed my tune since the introduction of quickbuild (clicking on the spot where you want to build to prompt the building menu) . As yet, the setup for buying development cards still needs improvement.
BTW, PlayCatan had a way with several clicks where you could set up a private chat with a single person and make a person's computer go "BONG" with a deep sound. Doing this was onerous, but this is probably why the mechanism was never abused to annoy someone. I used it on occasion to get a player's attention who was not focused on the game (or had stepped away).
New player here. I couldn't believe it when I discovered this. Hahaha, this is the epitome of incompetence. I've noticed some other things, too -- like shoving the notice about opponents disconnected smack dab in the middle of the screen. embarrassing!
@halfmoon It is already possible to play "friendly robber" style in Custom Games.
But since most games are played in Automatch, the friendly robber option should be part of the possible filter settings.
On PlayCatan, more than half of the games were played as friendly robber games. I believe many players would aprecciate if you would add this filter. It would also decrease the number of arguements between players who play different styles and yet are thrown together, quarrelling about the "right" or "fair" : way to play.
It REALLY is VERY difficult to tell them apart when you’re color blind (yes I’m technically color deficient but red green brown.. that all looks the same. So does blue and purple. Like identical. That’s why we just say we’re “color blind” Even gray is kinda close to blue and purple but at least it’s lighter.)
EVEN if y’all DON’T add a “color blind” option, may I suggest at least making the colors more vivid NEON? I find it makes it easier for me to tell them apart! Thoughts? Think of it in terms of pastels and water color type colors being worst and solid neon being the best for us.