I know you can right click their card in game to block/report/friend. That is assuming your block list has less than 200 people on it.. As the blocklist has an arbitrary limit of 200 on it.. So I currently cannot block anyone.
if i can just add as well that its very frustrating to have to sign up an account to play against the computer... the old version was better, and the version prior to that was EVEN BETTER. this is so broken.
As already posted in other topics. Please make sure to clear the cahce of your browser before loading the game or enter the website using a private/incognito window. This will make sure your cache is empty and there is enough storage space for the application to run.
Reconnection issue is being solved - or at least I hope so. After previous update it was not possible to reconnect for me either. Every time I did that game ended, not sure if I got any penalty as my Karma is still maxed out.
As for the active gametime - for me (player from Europe) I can find a 3 player C&K game even with my close to 100 people banlist + Karma filter on at any evening time. Max have waited for 3 min?
There's already the friendly robber option IIRC. Friendly robber does not allow you to place the robber on a hex with a player who only has 2 points. When you open the custom game you can select it. It will make starting a game much slower due to the negative impact of matchmaker though.
On the other hand, the default games should NOT use house rules. If you want to play with some custom rules, the current matchmaker is a horrible solution as I have already said in a lot of different topics. No way to implement any solutions offered by the players.
Inventor is a powerful card especially if you manage to snatch both early enough and mess up numbers of your opponents / gain better ones yourself.
At the same time as Wilbert already mentioned this really depends.
Dice - in terms of which numbers roll in general.
Dice - in terms of which color the 3rd dice rolls.
Luck - which progress cards you get and when.
I have had games where people go for paper, 2 players get up to level 3/4 both and still lose because dice is not assisting them. So all they gain is +2 point for level 4.
Also when I see after initial placement that I am in disadvantageous position actually cloth might help me more - resource/trade monopoly, merchant, master merchant.
Finally I would say that assuming all colors roll evenly my favorite is coin commodity - you can nicely snatch knights and make people deconstruct or use spy to actually get cards you have no access to (undeveloped commodity). This though if works out well for me usually makes people quit as these cards are nasty indeed.
It is just a matter of picking the strategy and rest as in this case it always is is up to the dice.
@Delta915 your post was much more relevant + you really should consider changing a nickname to captain obvious. Thanks for explaining to me what ELO is - this will be attempt number 42342384234230423, really made a difference.
Given Stroom already knows my point I will repeat it to you personally - I dont really care about ELO, I just want to have a good game, which is not happening and a major deal is ELO these days given how it affects:
a ) matchups - due to match-maker settings (too high interval given I am matched with people which have more than 100 ELO difference);
b ) people behavior - quitting not to lose ELO;
c ) ELO rating being not accurate due to the loophole.
You can also click on the players protrait in the statsitstcs screen at the end of the game an report/block them from there. If you want to report someone it is much more hepfull for us if you do so in the stats screen because we will get all the info from the game right away without having to look for it in our database first.
We do have the first prototypes of the mobile version of Catan Universe currently in the making and internal testing. We also are in a stage where we are starting to redesign some of the UI and input options to make them easier to use on a smartphone and tablet. Currently we are very satisfied with the progress but it will take another few moth until you will be able to get your hands on the App/Mobile Version.
The main focus is currently on releasing a major update for the client/WebGL version of the game which should be released in the upcomming weeks.
I agree with you lechiffre.
I know this game is free and can't pretend the developers to fix everything in little time, but the idea of users helping them is very good.
I recommend you, lechiffre, to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and offer yourself for help.
There's a little arrow pointing up on the bottom right of every post. If you click that arrow, you're basically saying "I like this post". It's like the FaceBook 'like' button. A user called "Luxferre" clicked the arrow button on the bottom right of your post. I know that because if you hover your mouse over the '1' that's right next to the arrow, it shows you the names of the people who clicked the button.
There are plans for the implementation of Multi-Catan which is for more then 4 players after the official release. But for now we are focusing on the board game version (for up to 4 players) and the Catan card game.
@rusholme The feature is still in place and nothing changed. But i have to admit that it wasn´t designed to be used to block every player you encounter in the game. It would be great if could send us a screenshot of the situation when you try to block someone via email to email@example.com. Please include a link to this threat in the email.