Favorite color not working?

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Cos-
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Favorite color not working?

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I have a paid account and set my favorite colors. According to the popup in settings, Catan is one of the supported games for favorite colors.

My favorite color is blue. I have now played (or started) 7 or 8 games, and I got purple on EVERY SINGLE GAME, no exceptions. Purple is my third-choice color. Someone else got blue in each of these games, so I know blue is available. It has been different players on different games, not the same person always getting blue. It seems nearly impossible that not only has every game I've played by now included another paid player who chose blue as their favorite, but also included another paid player who preferred my second-choice color, so I would naturally get my third choice on every game. Something seems broken?

Anyone else here use favorite colors? Are you ever getting your first choice color when playing Catan? Are you seeing any other odd pattern?
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I think I've generally been purple too. Purple is my 2nd preferred color, my first is green. Perhaps the shades of blue and green available in Catan are matched to cyan and khaki or whatever. It's not something I care terribly about, though.
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el cosimo
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I got always orange and that is also 3rd color. Even nobody set blue as first color
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Jellby - cyan is actually my second choice color. My preferences are blue, then cyan, then purple. I've never gotten cyan in a catan game either. I've played more games, and it's always purple for me.

I can see from these comments that there probably is a bug in catan. Maybe the colors are scrambled, and it actually has the pieces that look purple marked as blue somehow? But of course if I change my preferences it'll mess up my colors on all other games.
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I've now lost several turn-based games because during the placement phase if I'm not the player who places two in a row, then by the time my second placement comes, I just assume the purple settlement isn't me (because I'm never purple on other games) and then I think it's my first placement and choose really really stupidly. Ugh.

Does anyone know if there's any way to get this colors problem to the attention of whoever can fix it? Does anyone even know who can fix it?
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