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Three new cities for the Catan Online World!
Thursday, 08 April 2010 10:52

We are very happy to announce that starting with the new game period on April 14, 2010, three more cities of the Catan Online World will open their gates:

Katimavik Bay

Kolonistenpolder

Conestoga Creek

Continuing the tradition that was established when Port Niagara and Pacifica were created, committed citizens from our three existing English-speaking COW cities have formed teams of pioneers for the new cities. They will be helping to develop friendly new communities where every new citizen can feel at home.

All COW members who would like to move to one of the new cities are cordially invited to do so - especially those who were unable to build their house in World Village or Port Niagara because no more building sites were available. As mentioned previously (see Info Regarding the 2nd Game period: Relocation), during the first 7 days of the new game period it will be possible to relocate without the usual restrictions.

 

Katimavik Bay

The constant increase in the number of Premium members from Canada has made it necessary to create a new COW city to accommodate our Canadian players. In the future, newcomers who entered Canadian ZIP codes when registering at PlayCatan will automatically be assigned to Katimavik Bay.

 

Kolonistenpolder

The population of players from the Netherlands has been growing rapidly and it now accounts for the third largest group of non- English-speaking Premium members after the US and Canada. So now is the time to create the first Dutch COW city! The "official" language spoken in the city and its forum will be Dutch. Dutch language customer service will soon be available too. In addition, we are currently in the process of translating our PlayCatan website into Dutch, and a Dutch translation of the COW itself will follow later.

Once this city is created, newcomers who entered a Dutch ZIP code upon registration at PlayCatan will automatically be assigned to Kolonistenpolder.

 

Conestoga Creek

Players from the US are still the fastest growing faction among the English-speaking Premium members, so it comes as no surprise that another American city is about to open up. It is intended for players from what can roughly be considered as the Central United States, including the states of

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Starting with the new game period, all newcomers who indicated a ZIP code from one of these states will automatically be assigned to Conestoga Creek.


Since we now have Katimavik Bay as our Canadian city, Port Niagara - originally created as a city for both US and Canadian residents - will undergo some geographical modifications. It will now be intended mainly for the Eastern United States, including

Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

This means that as of April 14, only newcomers to the COW who upon registration entered a ZIP code from one of these states will automatically end up in Port Niagara. This does not mean, however, that current residents of Port Niagara who are not residents of one of these states must move to another COW city that corresponds to their ZIP code! All COW members may choose any city they think is most convenient for them. And that applies, in a similar fashion, to the citizens of Pacifica and World Village as well.


Although Katimavik Bay, Kolonistenpolder and Conestoga Creek will not be open before the new game period starts on April 14, you can already visit their forums:

Katimavik Bay

Kolonistenpolder

Conestoga Creek

We are all very excited about the growth of our "world," and want to give a big thanks to all of the pioneers for a job well done!