here is the most recent developer update on the tasks we tackled last week and what we are doing this week.
Nov 28th to Dec 4th
Last week we focussed on providing further fixes to the cloud code in preparation for the client update we are working on this week.
We focused on the matchmaking as well as schedulers for the online games. We resolved an issue which caused the matchmaker to completely fail after it encountered an issue. It will now restart if it should encounter an issue. We also moved some part of the matchmaking systems into the cloud code and out of the clients to make them run more efficiently in the future. This change will come into full effect once we released the client update next week. Our team had been able to finish it work on the client last week allowing us to test it this week.
You might have noticed that the map error pop up disappeared. This was the matchmaking failing and not recovering properly.
We also investigated the MacOS graphical issues. So far we haven´t been able to pinpoint down what it causing it but we will keep on working on it.
Our team also worked on resolving rarely occurring migration issues. We have been able to introduce 2 more fixes for those.
If you haven´t been able to migrate yet, please try again now.
Dec 5th to Dec 11th
This week we are focussing on 3 main tasks.
Testing the Client update, further optimizing the cloud code where it is possible and resolving the Mac OS graphical issue.
As mentioned above, the client update will focus on making the matchmaking much more robust. The changes we will introduce to the client, will result in longer waiting times for you. But we are confident, that our Catanians rather wait a little longer in a loading screen than not being able to play multiplayer at all.
Yesterday we introduced multiple smaller updates to the cloud code with extensive logging to narrow down further areas for improving our queries.
It is our goal to make the game enjoyable again for you with the client updates on Dec 13th. But this won´t be the end of the journey. We are fully committed to improve on Catan Universe beyond that and we do have plans for that already.