*Some games require more time to reflect and think of strategy.*
Some games maybe, but certainly not in Turn 0? And certainly not for 99 days?
*Makes sense you would play in some and not others.*
Ok, for the more complex games that might be true.
*If you don't like it use the 'nudge'*
Already did that. No response.
*or don't join games with the people who do this. It is an easy solution that requires a minimal effort on your part.*
That is true, I should have read the game settings more carefully. However, after playing half a dozen games with the same host, all of them with standard boot settings, I had no reason to be suspicious and scrutinize the settings yet again, thought it was simply an invite for a rematch. My bad.
*There doesn't need to be a complicated technological fix which would cause more frustration than it would solve.*
Ok, if that is what all of you think then I'll just have to wait a few more days, 95 to be precise ... but still a bit annoying.
Highlighting non standard game settings in bright red colour would really help a lot...