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    The Block Bug Exploiting of Fleetcomm.

    Blocking Exploit in Elite: Dangerous

    1) Links to evidence below.
    2) All reference to names have been covered to prevent naming and shaming.
    3) This has been redirected FROM the PvP section, to the General section by a Forum moderator.


    I recently made a post referring to the current block exploit circulating in Elite: Dangerous, on the Frontier Forums. It was immediately brigaded by members of Fleetcomm.

    ....Which has even been advocated to be exploited by leader's of DW2, and Fleetcomm; in the Fleetcomm Discord server, with targeted blocking based on Open player's play style.

    Why is this an exploit?

    Because it is not intended by Frontier Developments that in order to block someone, you must abuse an exploit/ bug; by sending a friend request first, blocking the CMDR, then cancelling the sent friend request. This is because you haven't communicated, nor instanced with the person in the first place. So they can not possibly be a culprit of anything that would involve harassment, spam, or any of the other valid reasons for a block.

    Why is this a problem?

    This is a problem, because killing player's in Open Mode is a Frontier Approved game-play style. And allowing this exploit to continue results in people blocking, and relies on abusing a safe-space for Open Mode, based on incompetence, or lack of skill.

    Furthermore, with the upcoming plans for 'Open Powerplay', this can be exploited by simply blocking instance with your opposition, rendering it utterly pointless.


    **For example:**

    'CMDR SociopathicGankerMan9000' can abuse this exploit by ganking a CMDR, but also blocking the inevitable 'CMDR LawfulBountyHuntingPlayer' ganking opposition that are opposing him in Open Play, which would normally result in emergent gameplay PvP.

    What can be done about it?

    All you can do, is simply participate in the bug reporting for this exploit, over on the Frontier Forums, do not brigade, or attempt to censor any opposing opinions, and rather state the facts, and allow for Frontier Developments to do the right thing, and patch this game breaking exploit.


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    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...Player-Exploit
    https://imgur.com/a/Osie633

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    Peeps should learn how the game works before embarassing themselves in public like this.

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    Have you considered that you were not welcome, therefore blocked?

    Its not an exploit, it's game design. Sorry old chap.

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    I think it is against forum rules to comment on the action/decision of a moderator. (" bias", "unjustified", "unreasonable agenda") all of which quoted are your comments in regard to the action of a moderator. If I were you i would tread carefully , your original post in the Bug Reporting section , was met with derision from most who read it and chose to comment , myself being one of them. I look forward to you posting evidence of the infraction that was awarded to you , as much as i look forward to the consequences of you doing so.

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    I got blocked by some low tier gankers in shinrarta because I kept murdering them. I give whoever implemented this a wisdom score of 2/10.

  6. This is the last staff post in this thread. #6
    Have instructed my moderators to remove the moderator contesting in your main post. These forums aren't an open-buffet to have a go at one another - including the moderation team. Please remain to the core topic of discussion.

    Regardless, the issue you've brought up will be investigated in due course.

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    Blocking should indeed be limited to blocking comms, not instancing. Not only to prevent players from blocking themselves into their own filter-bubble, but also to allow players to block comms from less mature players without blocking them out of existence.

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    Originally Posted by Swizzy o7o7 View Post (Source)
    Blocking Exploit in Elite: Dangerous

    1) Links to evidence below.
    2) All reference to names have been covered to prevent naming and shaming.
    3) This has been redirected FROM the PvP section, to the General section by a Forum moderator.


    I recently made a post referring to the current block exploit circulating in Elite: Dangerous, on the Frontier Forums. It was immediately brigaded by members of Fleetcomm.

    ....Which has even been advocated to be exploited by leader's of DW2, and Fleetcomm; in the Fleetcomm Discord server, with targeted blocking based on Open player's play style.

    Why is this an exploit?

    Because it is not intended by Frontier Developments that in order to block someone, you must abuse an exploit/ bug; by sending a friend request first, blocking the CMDR, then cancelling the sent friend request. This is because you haven't communicated, nor instanced with the person in the first place. So they can not possibly be a culprit of anything that would involve harassment, spam, or any of the other valid reasons for a block.

    Why is this a problem?

    This is a problem, because killing player's in Open Mode is a Frontier Approved game-play style. And allowing this exploit to continue results in people blocking, and relies on abusing a safe-space for Open Mode, based on incompetence, or lack of skill.

    Furthermore, with the upcoming plans for 'Open Powerplay', this can be exploited by simply blocking instance with your opposition, rendering it utterly pointless.


    **For example:**

    'CMDR SociopathicGankerMan9000' can abuse this exploit by ganking a CMDR, but also blocking the inevitable 'CMDR LawfulBountyHuntingPlayer' ganking opposition that are opposing him in Open Play, which would normally result in emergent gameplay PvP.

    What can be done about it?

    All you can do, is simply participate in the bug reporting for this exploit, over on the Frontier Forums, do not brigade, or attempt to censor any opposing opinions, and rather state the facts, and allow for Frontier Developments to do the right thing, and patch this game breaking exploit.


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    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...Player-Exploit
    https://imgur.com/a/Osie633

    The only valid reason anyone needs to block player X is that they don't want to play with Player X. Simples.

    I think what you're actually highlighting is a semi-bug, whereby you can request friend, block, cancel request. In relation to that, from player point of view, there are way more pressing issues than this.

  9. #9
    Originally Posted by Swizzy o7o7 View Post (Source)
    Why is this an exploit?

    Because it is not intended by Frontier Developments that in order to block someone, you must abuse an exploit/ bug; by sending a friend request first, blocking the CMDR, then cancelling the sent friend request. This is because you haven't communicated, nor instanced with the person in the first place. So they can not possibly be a culprit of anything that would involve harassment, spam, or any of the other valid reasons for a block.
    Except when the harassing CMDR himself boasts and posts videos about it which are publicly available. Then the CMDR who does not want to be harassed is right in blocking these players who are advertising their harassing behaviour. The community thanks you for publishing your names this way, so they can decide for themselves whether to be part of it. If they decide against it, the excellent block feature is there at their convenience.
    Working as intended. Job well done Frontier

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    Originally Posted by Bortas View Post (Source)
    Blocking should indeed be limited to blocking comms, not instancing. Not only to prevent players from blocking themselves into their own filter-bubble, but also to allow players to block comms from less mature players without blocking them out of existence.

    Eh, the whole idea of blocking was to allow players be in the same instance that player they do not wish to play with might be in. Comms have/has little to do with it.

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    ahh, it's Monday morning, off we go again.

  12. #12
    I agree with this. We should be able to block anybody

  13. #13
    Originally Posted by BongoBaggins View Post (Source)
    I agree with this. We should be able to block anybody
    Actually you can. By clicking "solo".

  14. #14
    Originally Posted by Bigmaec View Post (Source)
    Actually you can. By clicking "solo".

    Anybody =/= Everybody...

  15. #15
    Originally Posted by sollisb View Post (Source)
    Anybody =/= Everybody...
    Never got that correct

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