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Active Players List

Sep 12, 2009 TheBlackFlag link
Remove it from the website, or make it only show the number of Serco/Itani/UIT players online instead of actual names.

I can't stand it when people constantly type /msg irc active, see that i'm online, and instantly stop trading in grey, or trading at all.

Basically, if you're not on my buddy list, and I'm not talking in a publicly known channel, you have no right to know that I am online.


Sep 12, 2009 Dr. Lecter link
Sep 12, 2009 Snax_28 link
Definitely. It would also give groups like the Vipers more purpose, such as patrols (which they do already, although they're somewhat redundant) and up to date pirate activity. Escorts would be more widely utilized as well.
Sep 12, 2009 diqrtvpe link
I take pride in being the first non-pirate to add my endorsement on this page. :P
Sep 12, 2009 Death Fluffy link
This isn't the first time this has been suggested. The buddy system would finally have a real function in the game.
Sep 12, 2009 roguelazer link
[stamp of approval]™

Note that this is roughly the 1000000th time this has been suggested...
Sep 12, 2009 Phaserlight link
people constantly type /msg irc active, see that i'm online, and instantly stop trading in grey

That may be an overstatement.
Sep 12, 2009 ShankTank link
Believe me, Phaserlight, it's not. Especially when people like "Nahin Lor" who have "/msg irc active" bound to shift+a announce your presence very loudly on 100 every time you come on.

-Chaakin Tockoa
Sep 12, 2009 Impavid link
Can we also get rid of nahin lor?
Sep 12, 2009 missioncreek2 link
I would prefer that this be done by allowing a player the option to be listed as "anonymous." This way many players who wish to be social may, and a few who hunt can.
Sep 13, 2009 ladron link
That would defeat the purpose, missioncreek2. Anyone listed as "anonymous" would be assumed hostile by traders. Furthermore, there is nothing social about the active players list. If you want others to know when you are online, add them as buddies.
Sep 13, 2009 TheBlackFlag link
Ha! i forgot about this post!

I know it has been suggested a million times before, but it's still an issue.

Glad to see not only pirates support this.
Sep 13, 2009 Whistler link
I approve also.
Sep 13, 2009 Spedy link
Let it be done!
Sep 13, 2009 JJDane link
I'm a trader. I do check the list, and I do avoid their usual hangouts if I see ...certain personages online ( not rats, as I'm always happy to pay given the option, but certainly known griefers ).

That said, if removing the active players list can add to the sense of excitement and uncertainty from,say,trading in grey, by all means get rid of it, fine with me.

Sep 13, 2009 vskye link
Sep 13, 2009 toshiro link
JJDane raises a not unimportant point, in my opinion. Pirates would profit from this alteration, in a good way (it adds to the game's depth). Griefers and the like would gain unnecessary protection as well.
Sep 13, 2009 DivisionByZero link
Actually, there's plenty reason for a trader to go anonymous as well: pirates might have found their usual routes and know where to be to hunt them down.

anyways, I'd be more in favor of just setting total numbers instead of names at all. If people want to talk on 100 and announce their presence, it's their business. It also maintains the irc link which is nice if you can't get in game, but want some chit-chat.
Sep 13, 2009 PaKettle link
more then just the rats would profit.....

Stamp of Approval for removal
Sep 13, 2009 ArAsH link