@dollar123 That is strange. You should write to support on monday. If you bought the game, you should have random maps, something needs to be fixed. You don´t have to choose random map, you automatically get a new map each game. If you don´t, it´s broken.
A timeout while logging in means that our servers are currently very busy. We are sorry about the inconvenience but during the evening hours, our servers are under a lot of stress. Our team works around the clock to enhance the performance and allow as many Catanians as possible to log into the game at the same time.
@moksha924 you and your friends have to unlock the expansion you want to play. Either unlock it via a scroll to get 24h access to you might want to consider a purchase via Catan gold to get unlimited full access.
The game has been horrible the whole 4 years. There are better alternatives out there but the admins made it illegal to recommend them in this forum. That fact alone tells me enough about the whole situation.
@James-Hook Since the servers are still unable to provide stable connections, most players who seem to "leave" a game are actually kicked out of the game due to this problem.
If you don´t like a player´s behavior, you can put him on your personal blocklist. That´s easy enough.
In-game, you click upon the nasty players avatar. A menu popps up, and you can choose the option block. Done.
After the game, on the statistics page, you can click on the block icon next to the players avatar. Done.
Platinum is pretty good, and there are several competative guilds, they usually ask for ELO above 1000 points.
Seasons are anounced a few weeks before the event. Then you will be able register for participation. A button will appear during the registration phase. It usually costs money.
To participate, it might be useful to own Seafarers as well as Cities & Knights extensions.
But before you buy it, it would be fair to warn you that the Catan Universe servers sometimes don´t work as expected. Often players get kicked out of the game due to no fault of their own (or their technical setup, which might be first rate)
This will cause them to loose ELO , and it cannot be re-awarded to make things right again. This has caused a lot of grief to competative players.
Yes, you will be able to play with all ingame functions in action. However, the board will always be fixed the same way with tiles and number tokens in the same spot, so you'll pretty much get bored and know where to place your settlements.
Just spend these 4 euros and save yourself some annoyance