Even a crackling fire is irritating once you've listened to it for 15 minutes. Please play a sound when the game starts instead of forcing us to listen for when the sound stops.
And the Cities and Knights clanging is insufferable.
PLEASE address this issue. I changed my settings to music (also irritating listening to redundant loop of music for an hour waiting on an opponent) but I thought at least I would hear the music stop and know that a game began... NOPE... music still plays in game!
Simple fix: PLAY A STARTING SOUND OR SHORT SONG TO START THE GAME.
The old version did this... so it couldn't be too hard.