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Poll: What Season Length Do You Prefer?

CATANdominikCATANdominik Administrator, Community Manager Posts: 170 Community Manager, Global
edited March 9 in News & Announcements

Greetings Explorers,

We’d love to hear your thoughts on your preferred season length in CATAN – World Explorers. Recently, we had our very first 3 week season, but a majority of our seasons have either been 4 weeks or 2 weeks.  

Please vote in the poll below, and share your thoughts in the comments!


Dominik and the CATAN – World Explorers Team

Post edited by CATANFiona on

Poll: What Season Length Do You Prefer? 37 votes

2 weeks
theChandiAirjer22 2 votes
3 weeks
ZelebratorGrogyanBATTFAMZinkyZonkKatsudon84WinddaeBusterBuddy3117KathanRavNDanskeNDavejjjjjTahalnyouCachedEloiseJenkinsHedgyGandalfTheWhite 17 votes
4 weeks
Kallagan93KiwiMarinaM42FreezerbearArcheron69ExplorerXSharronSodapopShadoWyfmPsydark 10 votes
Other (please leave comment)
AjanHukkaChopStiRSerendipMykanEchloriWadicalWabbitGolroBaggs 8 votes


  • WindWind Member Posts: 461 ✭✭✭✭
    3 weeks

    3 weeks seems to be the perfect balance on most cases long as the harvest boost weekend is on again.

  • FreezerbearFreezerbear Member Posts: 25 ✭✭
    4 weeks

    3 weeks is not long enough to fully max out a number of settlements with level 10 buildings and 99 level monuments

  • GrogyanGrogyan Member Posts: 467 ✭✭✭
    3 weeks

    3 weeks is just right

  • ZinkyZonkZinkyZonk Member Posts: 99 ✭✭✭
    3 weeks

    3 best

    some variation of 3 and 4 weeks also very good

    4 good

  • DanskeNDanskeN Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    3 weeks

    Seems to me, that 3 weeks is fine, most settlements nearby is only visited by me, so with a long season, things get trivial.

    Also, if settlements needs to be maxed, team up with friends, to help each other :)

  • MykanMykan Member Posts: 68 ✭✭✭
    Other (please leave comment)

    Variable. I have found the strategy changes depending on the length of the season. For freshness and variety from season to season I would vary the length as part of the plan to affect strategies. I would however not change it every season as it is good to settle into a length and refine a strategy for a few seasons.

    3 or 4 weeks seems good.

  • ChopStiRChopStiR Member Posts: 40 ✭✭
    Other (please leave comment)

    I like it mixed up. I would even like to see a 1 week sprint and a 5 week marathon. Sprints could have the bigger radius of reach and marathons could have a smaller area of reach.

  • ZinkyZonkZinkyZonk Member Posts: 99 ✭✭✭
    3 weeks

    @ChopStiR a 1 week sprint!!!! That's evil lol but sounds like fun.

  • BaggsBaggs Member Posts: 25 ✭✭
    Other (please leave comment)

    Variable seasons is critical to varied gameplay = more fun.

    For example - if we have a quick 2 weeker - many players are going to go straight into VP buildings, whereas a 4 weeker will result in our focusing on mass resource settlements first. The longer the season - (and the more built up the local settlements) the more I focus on building up my Catanian friendships by trading mass resources.

    Different lengths means that players can adjust their gameplay to whatever you put out - which adds an additional layer of strategy (thus fun) to the game!

  • WindWind Member Posts: 461 ✭✭✭✭
    3 weeks

    Like @WadicalWabbit ’s idea but think 4 days off season is too long. Perhaps a 48 hours off season between Tues and Thurs would be good as you gotta factor in different timezones since you want most of the world to start the new season on a Thursday

  • AjanHukkaAjanHukka Member Posts: 481 ✭✭✭
    Other (please leave comment)

    Why do you want that long off-season? 🙈 What would you be doing during that 48 hours for example? 🤔

  • KiwiMarinaKiwiMarina Member Posts: 29 ✭✭
    4 weeks

    I prefer a 4 week season.

    Where i live, I've only just come across some competition from the blue team... 1st time in so long and right when the season is ending. Need more time so I can be mayor of their settlements 😂 but seriously, it's great to finally see someone else playing local to me.

  • M42M42 Member Posts: 59 ✭✭✭
    4 weeks

    I like the 4 week season. More time to harvest your Tier 3 Resource buildings so you can fill up more Settlements.

    I like what @WadicalWabbit said about 4 day cool down. With the Development team to use that time for upgrades and bug fixes.

    Maybe we could get a Mini event with just basic tasks to do over this time to keep us busy. Or we could just play our other game (Ingress for me)

  • SerendipSerendip Member Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Other (please leave comment)

    Keep mixing it up. That way we don't have to do the same strategy season after season but have to try different things each season to reach our goals.


  • GolroGolro Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
    Other (please leave comment)

    Same as @WadicalWabbit , with some possible variation on the number of weeks.

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