I’m not suggesting to hide the player list on private servers.
I was against it at first, but now I’m convinced it must be done to officials, all of them. It could be replaced with a screen that hints at how many people are on the server without showing details, like the online ID.
I was given proof of how alpha clans can affect other players connection. On the ps4, it’s too easy to get details of other users through the player list. Funcom said to report it to Sony, but the problem happens due to how the player list is used to dial-up other players.
The game is for mature players. Using such info against other players is immature. When that is what an alpha clan does to stay alpha, it sets an example. Bad.
When newer players are being targeted due to such info being easily available, they don’t tend to stay on the server. That’s not a minor issue considering how this happens and how many it happens to.
This has been going on since the start of beta it’s a minor issue which has never been corrected. It’s going to have to get a lot worse for Funcom to react given they have seen this thread theme in one form or another come up for more than 3 years. - nothing has happened