I``m not able to settle a 15c in my own NE quadrant :(.
I sent earlier today my settlers to (388|194) , this is a 36+ hours trip!
This field has just been settled by another player.
Now I have to wait almost 66 (!!!) hours for the settlers to arrive there and then come back!
And this is my 2nd attempt on this server, first time I also had to wait 48 hours for the round trip!!!
This is hilarious!
I`m wasting 5 (!!!!) days on a speed server!
The actual system is a joke.
The previous support reply was:
"The game is loosely based around history, Settlers who departed would not be easily called back historically that is why it was a design decision not to allow settlers to be recalled.
There are so many fixes for this:
Same way we can order some prisoners in gaul prisons to suicide ("historically based") , we should be able to recall settlers or order them to suicide.
I would rather take the resource loss then a 5 (!!!!) days waste.
Or the settlers could bounce back as soon as the target field has been settled.
Or ultimately we could have a gold option for this (although this is a last resort option if the devs want to create a win-win situation for them AND for the players).
As I said, there are plenty of solutions.
I`m not alone in this situation, I know good GOLD players who are deleting (or deleted in the past) for this reason.
This situation is not good for the game either, you guys loose players who won`t spend any gold on a server for an issue which can be easily corrected.