Am I having fun? Are you? Am I playing the game correctly?
(wasn't really sure where to put this, or even if I should post it)
I've been playing for 5 weeks and with the end of Season 3, I am wondering if I bother with Season 4. As a background I have been playing Pokemon Go since release (Level 40, 150 Million XP, 295k catches) and generally play that game before work, at lunch, after work, walking the dog and even during work with the help of the GoPlus. I have my significant amount of critical feedback towards Niantic and how they have significantly monetized the game, made new Pokemon hard to find or locked behind paywalls, blame the customer for any issues, silently make changes and have no way of getting in contact to escalate issues.
For all of those issues, Catan and the fact that this forum exists is a breath of fresh air.
However, already the game feels stale - but that could be due to misunderstanding how to actually play the game and thus I am playing it incorrectly. At the moment I gather some resources, walk to the closest settlement, convert excess resources for other resources, dump what I can into the settlement, spin the dice and then head towards the next. Depending on the distance, I may have to skip doing anything at those settlements aside from spinning the dice because I have no resources to add to the settlement.
Then I repeat the next day and the next until the season resets..
Maybe if the issue with not being able to see how many development cards are needed to upgrade unless you have one of those cards (and not being able to craft a card until you then use that card) is resolved, then maybe the issue I face when I head to settlements will make the experience more rewarding.
Not to mention my issue trying to run both Pokemon Go and Catan at the same time on the same phone (one game will close as soon as I switch from the other game and Catan takes so long to load)
In the end .. am I ranting, yes; did I need to get something off my chest, yes; but hopefully this sparks a conversation 😀