Due to time-consuming activities concerning the PlayCatan user administration during the past weeks, regrettably it took us longer than planned to publish the results of our recent PlayCatan tournament survey. Now the results are finally available.
After a long hard day the maintenance work on the server is finished for now. Playing online with the PlayCatan Access Software is already possible again for some hours now. Unfortunately there were some complications with the PlayCatan main website, so it took some more time to fix that. But now the login is working there, too. Thank you very much for your patience!
After years, it has now become necessary to revise the My PlayCatan area (where, among other things, you can manage your personal information and upgrade your account) and the associated user administration. For this reason, some time ago we decided to regenerate the entire system from scratch and rework the associated processes. To activate this system, we need to perform extensive server updates, which is why starting at 10 a.m. CET on Tuesday, June 24, during several hours you will not be able to play on PlayCatan. Needless to say that we'll try to keep the downtime as short as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.
On Friday, June 13 at 10 am CEST, in the official tournament area this year's third board game tournament starts. All Plus Account users can participate. The 3-day tournament ends on Monday, June 16 at 10 am CET. The following games are played on Friday: Fish for Catan, Spices for Catan and the Pirate Lairs / Saturday: Explorers and Pirates / Sunday: Explorer and Pirates CaK.
In addition to playing the regular games and participating in community tournaments, Plus Account users can participate in the official tournament weekends held periodically. We would like to hear your opinion regarding the latter, which is why we have set up a small survey for all Plus Account users. You can find it in the MyPlayCatan area, where it will be available until June 10th, replacing the previous HTML5 survey. It definitely won't take long to answer the questions. Thank you for your interest!
In order to improve the balance of the tournament game, due to popular demand we have officially modified the tournament rules for the "Rivals for Catan" card game:
1) Each player may include the 'Great Foresight' card only once in their deck.
2) Each player may include the 'Insurrection' card only once in their deck.
3) Each player may only place up to three sages in their principality.
Of course, these changes will also be implemented on PlayCatan; they are expected to become effective upon server restart on Tuesday, May 27. Afterwards, for the tournament game you can only use decks that meet the above-mentioned requirements (1 and 2).
Thank you for your feedback on the new PlayCatan website. This helps us in developing the site. For some of you, we have used our favorite color, the 'Catan Red', a little too frequently. We will revise the message window and tables again accordingly. Furthermore, we are constantly expanding our FAQ to assist with the most pressing questions. There is, for example, also explained how to enlarge the central game window easily to display most of the game field even on small screens.
During the last months we've worked on a full redesign of the PlayCatan web site. Today this new version is replacing the former website. Beside the new design the possibility to play Catan in the web browser was significantly expanded. A up-to-date web browser is mandatory. But it is still possible to play the games with the download-able PlayCatan Access Software without a browser. We suggest to view the Tutorial for Newbies at the beginning where the most important elements of the new site are explained. If you like to give us feedback on the new version, you can do that in a special survey in your MyPlayCatan section.
After the discontinuation of the games to win prizes Oceania, Starship Catan Light, Multicatan, Catan Dice Game, and Catan Puzzle at PlayCatan, these Web Games are now ready to be played at their new home domainwww.teuberswebgames.com.
A couple of weeks ago, we announced that the PlayCatan games with monthly prize drawings will be discontinued at the end of April, and regrettably we'll have to follow through with it. However, during the past weeks we have been looking for a way to offer the games without prize drawings, and now we've found a solution.