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  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 5:32 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    It could also be argued that it improves the experience of the many by reducing the likelihood of being instanced with the few.
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 5:29 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    Indeed.
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 5:28 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    That assumes that the other players in the instance would suffer, rather than benefit, from the presence of a player that has blocked a player that won't then be instanced with them - both outcomes are possible.
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 5:11 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    Some players would seem to deserve being blocked. If instancing was permanent it might be a bigger issue - but it's not - instances join and split as necessary - with players coming and going. I'd expect that they have considered many - and still consider that the benefits outweigh the downsides.
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 5:06 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    .... which might lead those players that are preyed on by the players blocking the bounty hunters to friend the bounty hunters - which might leave those being sought by the bounty hunters rather lonely....
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 4:41 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    Whether they are disruptive or not would seem to be for the player doing the blocking to decide, not those that don't like CMDRs being blocked. It would seem that Frontier consider that the benefits (to the player-base as a whole) outweigh the downsides - as the recent enhancement to the HUD with the live stream particularly drawing attention to the history tab and the fact that players can be blocked from there would seem to suggest.
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 4:24 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    Even if players did engage in pre-emptive blocking, the names of the CMDRs that got blocked would probably be gleaned from posts / videos that appear - crowing and belittling other players - put simply, if players seek to be notorious, they should not expect there to be no consequences for such behaviour. .... or broadcast in Local (per your following post)....
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 4:06 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    I'd expect that the population of Open is one of their internal metrics (not that they share that information) - and the measures either already in place or soon to be put in place would seem to be designed to make more players want to play there. I doubt that the block feature would be removed this long after launch....
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 4:04 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    Whether it is abuse or a side effect encountered from it working as intended is a matter of opinion. The game already makes matches for instancing based on some set of criteria - if a player is in a Wing with the player, a friend of the player or blocked by the player (or some combination of these) are just more criteria to be taken into consideration by the matchmaking system. The reasons for this decline cannot be determined without doubt (without other information to which we are not privy).
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 2:56 PM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    Given that Frontier drew our attention to the blocking system in the Multi-Crew Beta stream (when explaining the revised Comms HUD panel), I'd expect that facilitating blocking was on their agenda - and, as Adam advised that blocking had not changed, it would seem that reduced likelihood of being instanced with a blocked player has been the intention from the outset (see the quote from Sandro above). Interesting, my recollection may be inaccurate then. What did you use to block them, i.e. which sequence of UI interactions? I still can't find a way of blocking a player from the Main Menu (for non friends, that is). .... probably because, before the in-game UI block capability, people had blocked players on their friends lists which works against
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    Today, 12:28 PM · 18 replies and 377 views.
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM · 244 replies and 4611 views.
    Interestingly, the only way that players could initially be blocked was after friending them (and them accepting the friend request) - with friending over-riding blocking (with respect to instancing) it was sort of broken (if the blocking player did not unfriend the blocked player). With the addition of an in-game block feature where the player only needs to be instanced with the player that they wish to block the apparent effect has changed, even if the functionality has not. .... and it's all been in the game since before launch....
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM · 5 replies and 108 views.
    Just think of the number of HRPs that could be installed into an optimally subdivided Class 8 module bay.... :D
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Today, 9:18 AM · 145 replies and 9085 views.
    Revised participation reward table: Pleiades Research OutpostTier 1Tier 2T.3 (est)T.4 (est)T.5 (est)T.6 (est)T.7 (est)T.8 (est)ParticipantsTotal Top 101,200,0002,400,0004,560,0008,208,00013,132,80019,699,20027,578,88035,852,5441024.00 M Cr. Top 10%1,000,0002,000,0003,800,0006,840,00010,944,00016,416,00022,982,40029,877,1207301.460 B Cr. Top 25%800,0001,600,0003,040,0005,472,0008,755,20013,132,80018,385,92023,901,6961,1091.774 B Cr. Top 50%600,0001,200,0002,280,0004,104,0006,566,4009,849,60013,789,44017,926,2721,8492.219 B Cr. Top 75%300,000600,0001,140,0002,052,0003,283,2004,924,8006,894,7208,963,1361,8481.109 B Cr. Top 100%100,000200,000300,000400,000500,000600,000700,000800,0001,849369.8 M Cr. Tier Total5,000,0007,000,00010,000,00014,000,00019,000,00025,000,00035,000,00050,000,0007,3956.956 B Cr.
  • R34per's Avatar
    Today, 5:16 AM · 113 replies and 2663 views.
    Just playing The Last of Us made me paranoid again, when the apocalypse hits will you think about me? :D
  • R34per's Avatar
    Today, 5:09 AM · 37 replies and 1081 views.
    Amazing piece of work!
  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Today, 3:07 AM · 39 replies and 843 views.
    Yes they are playing the base game and more on top.
  • Galactic Midden's Avatar
    Today, 1:24 AM · 58 replies and 1176 views.
    Said the inkblot man ;)
  • Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:28 PM · 145 replies and 9085 views.
    Current participation reward estimate: Pleiades Research OutpostTier 1T.2 (est)T.3 (est)T.4 (est)T.5 (est)T.6 (est)T.7 (est)T.8 (est)ParticipantsTotal Top 101,250,0002,500,0004,750,0008,550,00013,680,00020,520,00028,728,00037,346,4001012.50 M Cr. Top 10%1,000,0002,000,0003,800,0006,840,00010,944,00016,416,00022,982,40029,877,120594594.0 M Cr. Top 25%800,0001,600,0003,040,0005,472,0008,755,20013,132,80018,385,92023,901,696907725.6 M Cr. Top 50%600,0001,200,0002,280,0004,104,0006,566,4009,849,60013,789,44017,926,2721,510906.0 M Cr. Top 75%300,000600,0001,140,0002,052,0003,283,2004,924,8006,894,7208,963,1361,511453.3 M Cr. Top 100%100,000200,000300,000400,000500,000600,000700,000800,0001,510151.0 M Cr. Tier Total5,000,0007,000,00010,000,00014,000,00019,000,00025,000,00035,000,00050,000,0006,0422.842 B Cr.
  • INaeem's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:24 PM · 32 replies and 2499 views.
    INaeem replied to a thread [ANNOUNCEMENT] gamescom 2017 - Frontier Community Meet in News and Updates
    Welcome Commander Bo. Live long and Frontier!
  • INaeem's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:19 PM · 3 replies and 71 views.
    Welcome Commander! Exhilarated to have you onboard and thank you for contributing to Elite. Fly safe, fly sound and good luck with your interstellar comings and goings. The Galactic AcademyMentors will set you up for initial play-through and beyond. The following thread will help you find collaborative game-play and some. The single best recommendation is to seriously take your time and experiment before you commit or switch between game-mode and play style. Don’t be afraid of a do-over or two and if needs be ‘clear your save’ can be found in-game under options menu. Swiftpoint Z - Gaming Mouse Evolution - Video, The most awesome game-pad software ever: Padstarr, Grifta Morphing Gamepad, TobiiEyeX Controller, ECHOTalkative AI VoiceAttack with HCSVoicepacks are highly commended for vastly supporting game-play and more. Have fun acclimating, play-testing and configuring your control schemes to benefit you specifically long-term while you carry on with all-out traversing the stars. The secret to piloting is...
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