Catan achievements


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There are a maximum of 12 Catan achievements worth 395 (200)

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Statesman of Catan in Catan

Statesman of Catan75 (20)

Collect 500 Victory Points in ranked match play.

  • Unlocked by 1,155 tracked gamers (7% - TA Ratio = 3.74) 16,241  

Achievement Guide for Statesman of Catan

600,174 (337,245)
Achievement won on 10 Oct 09
TA Score for this game: 395
Posted on 10 October 09 at 21:30, Edited on 28 June 13 at 01:11
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The legit way to get this is playing ranked matches a lot. Win or lose, all points are supposed to count. However this game is VERY glitchy and anytime you go to unlock two achievements at the exact same time, it will unlock one, and prevent the other from ever unlocking (unless you recover your gamertag on a console where you haven't played Catan, and re-achieve the requirement).

Because of this, if you want to make sure you unlock without worrying about the points counting or not counting, and if another achievement will unlock at the same time :

Build, Unbuild, Rinse, Repeat. If you build a settlement or city during a ranked match. It counts as 1 point tword this... even if you UNBUILD it. During a turn, you can generally build/undo anywhere from 20 to 25 times. Cities are easier, since a settlement has the same requirement as a road, thus you have to navigate past road to build the settlement.

You must START a ranked match with 4 players, however if a player drops, it will replace it with a computer AI player. Points you get STILL count if a human player drops. This works as of the date of posting (Oct 10, 2009). We had people get the achievements both after 1 person dropped, and after 2 people had dropped. I would assume that they will work even if 3 people drop and you are left alone, however I cannot confirm this.

It's better if you do this when other players are knowingly doing it as well, otherwise you are likely to get a lot of bad feedback. If all 4 players are doing it, you can pretty much keep the game going "forever" since no one will get enough points to win. Achievement is awarded IN GAME, not at the end, so you can get multiple VP achievements during one game. Note that if you use this method you will likely have to do all 1000 points in 1 sitting (can be multiple matches - just don't exit to the dashboard). If you exit the game your point total will likely reset to 0. It doesn't always do this though, so feel free to try at your own risk. As noted in the comments, ending the match normally (having someone win) will probably cause your points to save properly.
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