Wait for gods to be back
Somedays I roll out of bed with a hole in my heart and my fiance asks me what’s wrong, I don’t have the strength to tell her I miss YOG like you wouldn’t BELIEVE rip my lad
So anyways I voted “keep the hidden playerlist”, but that’s not without acknowledging some serious faults. When you’re online, sometimes it’s nice to know who is there, because cheaters/hackers run with very similar names more often than not. It can be good to look at the playerlist and know “ah poop, I gotta go check all the undermesh spots because THIS guy is here…”
But, it has its strengths. You can still tell if people are online based on decay timers, but you wont be able to tell how many are on anymore, or precisely where they might be. It’s not huge, but it’s something. It’s easy enough for me to just afk in my base during raid hours if I don’t feel like playing, and anyone who stumbles upon my mighty fortress and sees current decay timers might assume the base is impenetrable with who knows how many players inside, when really its just me watching youtube in the corner.
It’s give and take. Obviously pve servers don’t really have any need for it, but I’d let the pvp community chew on it for a bit before we make any choices. Personally I’m still in favor of hiding the event log more than anything, but that’s one of those radical moves that will likely not gain traction.