Agreed, I've decided to wait until they release something that sounds worthwhile because I'm not paying for it if the game still has all the errors that it had before, plus I keep getting unity content errors when playing single player so even that is not sorted out yet.
@Stroom It now seems obvious that Catan--a great game--is unfortunately spiraling (no pun intended) into a sewage drain in order to make Catan GmbH richer. First, it was to board game that moved from nice wooden roads, settlements and cities, to the cheap plastic pieces. Did the game cost any less? No. The money was pocketed by someone other than the ones buying the game. We had a decent PC platform, PlayCatan, that is now being bastardized into this mobile friendly (but PC unfriendly) Catan Universe crap. All in the name of making more money for Catan GmbH. So sad that it's come to this. The only good thing that's came out of all this was that getting away from Catan has allowed me to discover Takenoko and other interesting games.
@Delta915 I got the base game free because I paid for the mobile app a while ago. I would never pay for this product in its current form as it isn't Catan if you can't trade or play on hexes numbered properly. And that's saying nothing about the numerous other non-gameplay issues. The current product should never have been released for pay-to-play, and that's not just my opinion. The reviews on Steam are brutal.
@DarkRider I play on PlayCatan if I want to have fun. I don't have to play much on CU to see how broken it is. One game can show that there are a lot of ways to make the UI go crazy. Trade screen can freeze under specific conditions, some actions take a lot of time etc. Seems like the developers have not had any experience with Unity before making this game. Why should anyone waste their time playing on CU when PlayCatan is 100 times better?
I think the @Administrator just does not care anymore. He is the buffer between the public and the people who actually make decisions. None of the complaints ever reach the right people through this forum. Have to use twitter, Facebook and other means of communication to complain about the shortcomings of this "game development".
Ich würde gerne eurer Gilde beitreten. Hab zwar vorher nie online die Catan Siedler gespielt, aber hab immer die Brettspiele gespielt. Nun bin ich auf catan universe gestossen und aktiv dabei. Hab auch schon einige Spiele gespielt und würde mich freuen in einer aktiven Gilde Mitglied zu sein.
@Administrator This is a bad alternative. First, you need to have friends who are online at the same time as you and who want to play with your customization. With a lobby you can also play with strangers. just create a game and wait for people to join. With matchmaker you do not have (a reasonable) option to play customized games with strangers.
I do not trust your auto-match because it can not assign players into games well enough - either it eventually places quitters into the game with you or starting a 4 player game is nearly impossible overall.
Seriously, playing a normal 4 player game is nearly impossible now. If you want to play competitively, Catan Universe is bad in every single aspect. Automatic timer, AI making moves for you, no default random map, no 4 player games, no lobby, bad trading system. Seems like these are the aspects you are not willing to change either. You took out everything that was good in PlayCatan.