@ArloUSA 1.The offline play mode is already available (e.g when on a plane). Just make sure you where at least logged in to the game 1 time with the device you want to use. The game will auto-detect that there is no connection possible but you will be able to play the singleplayer (all unlocked expansions of yours)
At the moment we do not plan to implement an "offline" multiplayer or implement an asyncron mulitplayer
As soon as the AI is done for Rivals you will be able to play offline as well. Unfortunately the mobile release quite shook up our time table. The AI wont be implemented this year anymore.
Thanks for your questions and have fun with the App
although i haven't done it in a long time, when i checked off the karma box when starting a game, I usually got players with very high elo. also, i get players with much higher elo when i check off four-player vs three player. u have to wait longer to get a four-player game and you have to wait longer to get a game based upon good karma, but it may help minimize the low elo players
This frustration cannot be described in words.
we all play a game that we all love. some of us (me for example) enjoy catan at least 6 hours on every weekend, and no matter what, you will never get the amount of frustration you get here. NEVER.
and im not even talking about the weird dice you get every 2 games.
im talking about people that seem to bully you, im talking about auto kicking with no warning (which is very often!), im talking about "match ended" error, which the mods said it doesnt affect ur ELO (but it does), im talking about points dropped out of the blue. im talking about days you waste almost half an hour to get a game, while ur friends manage to get a game in 10 seconds.
you cant synch with friends to play together, its almost impossible, but somehow, when u dont try, u see those friends on random games, and it drives you crazy.
i dont know what the programmers did, but something just doesnt seem to work..
the vibe you get on this game is always annoying and full of tension.
you play a game and in 20 minutes you see 4 times the card "inventor". all in the same person's hand (im not kidding) how in the name of god does that happen!?? how can 1 man, get this card so many times? the computer shuffles the cards? it should be last in the deck! (ahhhhh!!)
anyways, it seems im the only one getting pissed off, and everyone is alright.. so have fun all.
is playcatan still going on? I would like to play it sometime. did you see the recent post on cheaters? that may soon be a bigger problem than quitters and bugs. Updates are as likely to cause as many bugs as they take care of.
@Peluso25 If there is an open beta we will let our Catan Universe users know. Either here in the forums, on Facebook or twitter. What we can say for sure at this point is, if there is an open beta it will be on Android