Should we reboot for all kick-timer issues? Feel silly that I have not been doing that.
Posts made by whuffo
First Island too buggy; going to try Greater Catan for awhile until bugs fixed
I am sure you will fix the First Island kicktimer bugs which are interfering with a lot of my games soon. Today when I had a problem with my First Island game, I tried Greater Catan single player again. To my delight, it worked almost flawlessly. It still cannot properly apply the three rules governing depletion issues with placing two sixes and an eight next to each other on one of the islands, but it was to my advantage, so I can't complain.
I stopped player Greater Catan about four months ago because it was so buggy. Once again, I am thrilled to play an almost bug-free game there. Resource depletion completely fascinates me. I look forward to that distant day when you completely take care of the remaining bugs it has.
At least with single player, untimed, there is no kicktimer to worry about.
I will hang out in Greater Catan for awhile until you fix the kicktimer bugs in First Island.
Hope to be back with First Island soon!
RE: Is this Settlers of Catan?
I really wish we could have the choice of using the spiral option included in the Settlers of Catan board game rules.
As more and more board game players attempt to transition to CU, many of them may be asking the same question that is raised in this thread.
CU must have a reason for not including the spiral. Curious to know what it is. Too hard to do? Not enough resources to make it happen? Or not ever intending to include it?
Since trading is limited by not allowing counter-offers and it is harder in CU to gang up on the leader to keep everyone in the game, I don't think it is too much to ask to include the spiral option as an equalizer. Might lessen the amount of early quitting by some players.
The combination of some players quitting early with the very defective quick-timer we have right now is presently mucking up my games.
RE: Being kick-timered while playing
holidays are definitely not the time to have all these issues when your traffic is much higher.
Three kicktimer issues: 1-kicktimed while playing
2-waiting forever for someone to get booted when kicktimer is stuck
3-getting booted by the kicktimer a few minutes after the game has ended and
I am still doing my analysis
RE: Game cannot handle kicking players properly
got booted twice in the last several days after I agreed to stay and play the three AI. Today, when a player dropped out, it took forever for him to get booted. Another player dropped out and then I left as I realized that even if I stick around to play 3 AI, I will still get booted by the kicktimer after a few minutes. Hope you get around to fixing these bugs. Game seems much more buggy over the last week.
RE: Limit ELO Rating
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
RE: one in a million chances. How to win? How to enjoy?
my solution is to play as fast as possible, play more games and even out the odds over more games. the luck in this game certainly makes it interesting. best for me is that i always have an excuse for losing: bad luck!
Thanks for the response. Shall I take it to mean that no one has reported any cheaters or that no one has yet come up with a "cheat" as used in the broader sense of video games, which, when used, are not necessarily considered cheating?
Even though it seems as though it would be a lot of work to get two of your own players in the same game, it seems that it is possible. One question is whether at various times of the day the odds of getting your two players in the same game at the same time are reasonable. Since I frequently have to wait at least a few minutes to get into a game, I think that there would be a good chance of that, in part, depending on the time of day that I try to get on.