I honestly don’t care if the player list is anonymous or not. But this last patch really highlights how Funcom still falls into the trap of just releasing patches without thinking things through and/or thoroughly testing things.
The Player List is NOT anonymous. If you are playing Conan Exiles on PC, you simply just have to hit shift+tab to bring up the in game Steam console, and click “View Players”. It will show you everyone that is currently online on the server you are playing on. Also another means to view players is to simply go to the console while in game. It will also show you a list of players that have logged in while you yourself were online.
I really love this game. I really do. But this sort of crap just wreaks of incompetence and needs to be brought under control. It has been almost two full years after Conan’s full release and this is still going on. Half baked patches that don’t do what they are supposed to do and almost ALWAYS breaks prior functionality. Prime example is elevators are still borked since last patch and no communication from Funcom on an estimated fix.
I know Funcom is a small dev studio. So I understand they simply have limited resources. It is obvious their testing department is suffering. Maybe a possible solution is to start reaching out the the PvP crowd on the official servers and give them some incentive to actually spend time on test live to do some real testing? I’ve played with some of those guys. People like Fly Hacks and others know this game inside and out. Reaching out to some of the more experienced players might solve this problem going forward. Just a thought.