Hello Catanians, 🏝️
Our team has been working hard to make further significant improvements to the game and servers: We analyzed and fixed inefficiencies in the way you connect to the servers when logging in with your account. These caused issues during rush hours when many Catanians joined the game. This had a cascading effect, as poor performance led to users logging out and logging in again, making the issues worse. 📉
We understand that many of the issues you report that are very hard to reproduce and only happen intermediately are related to "calls" (requests for information between the game, server, and other players) that are not processed in time.
To alleviate this problem, we have furthermore significantly decreased the workload on our servers from calls not directly related to the (multiplayer)-game. This redesign of the login process and account system will hopefully result in a significant boost in overall performance and reliability, without any major changes for you. 📈
We are now in the final stages of testing the new client and server update and plan to release it next week 📅. Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding during this process. Exact dates for server maintenance and update releases will be announced as soon as possible.