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Emperor Ryan
Amarr
The Illuminatii
Mildly Intoxicated
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:14:00 - [1]
 

User Interface

* The Buddy List is now called “Contacts.” There is a limit of 300 contacts.

Hello everyone,

I was reading over the patch notes as i'm sure all of you have been doing and saw alot of awesome improvements, however this one about having 300 contacts i'm not sure i understand why but i have 500+ contacts how is CCP going to decide which ones they are going to remove of mine? Frankly most of those contacts i keep in touch with and i wont be able to remember all the names that are going to be lost, will there be some support for this? also if a dev could explain to me the reason of 300 contact limit i would apreciate it. Some corps alone like to have their corpies on buddy list but as we all know, some corps are bigger than 300 strong not including out of corp friends. We are are MMO after all, i don't understand why were being limited to how many buddys we can have now i feel i am limited to 300 people only? surely 500 or so is a better number if not more.

Thoughs and Opinions welcome

Musical Fist
Gallente
NAP Coalition
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:18:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Musical Fist on 26/05/2010 12:20:49
nvm my head hurts

PyroTech03
Caldari
Legion of Darkwind
Order of the Void
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:27:00 - [3]
 

What get's me is that also you can only set standing for someone that IS IN YOUR CONTACTS!!!

I set standings currently based off any transaction, deal, major interaction i make with a character. so wtf ccp? :/

Emperor Ryan
Amarr
The Illuminatii
Mildly Intoxicated
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:32:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: PyroTech03
What get's me is that also you can only set standing for someone that IS IN YOUR CONTACTS!!!

I set standings currently based off any transaction, deal, major interaction i make with a character. so wtf ccp? :/

I've played for 7 years ive seen some pretty good updates and some bad, but this one dosent make sence to me, How are we supposed to function? CCP reply would really be much apreciated

Captain Mastiff
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:45:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Emperor Ryan
Originally by: PyroTech03
What get's me is that also you can only set standing for someone that IS IN YOUR CONTACTS!!!

I set standings currently based off any transaction, deal, major interaction i make with a character. so wtf ccp? :/

I've played for 7 years ive seen some pretty good updates and some bad, but this one dosent make sence to me, How are we supposed to function? CCP reply would really be much apreciated


Is this true?! Double Ewe Tea Eff.

Catari Taga
Centre Of Attention
Middle of Nowhere
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:47:00 - [6]
 

What's not in the patch notes is that they are removing contact folders. Enjoy. Laughing

Ky Vatta
Majority 12
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:49:00 - [7]
 

Rolling EyesIt`s another badly thought out idea, implemented without proper testing again (I doubt whether any CCP testing staff have very big contact lists)

....and it isn`t the first time CCP have thought up inane ideas like this..




asdade
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:53:00 - [8]
 

to rub more salt into it, they are merging blocked pilots with contact pilots too:D

I already have over 300pilots blocked alone..

Derelicht
Posted - 2010.05.26 12:56:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Derelicht on 26/05/2010 12:56:17
Originally by: Ky Vatta
Rolling EyesIt`s another badly thought out idea, implemented without proper testing again (I doubt whether have any CCP testing staff have very big contact lists)



Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:00:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: asdade
to rub more salt into it, they are merging blocked pilots with contact pilots too:D

I already have over 300pilots blocked alone..


Dear CCP, try managing a corporation or alliance with a 300 pilot cap. Better yet, ask a diplomat how large his contact list is (and block list)

Eva Wolfe
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:01:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Eva Wolfe on 26/05/2010 13:05:46
Originally by: PyroTech03
What get's me is that also you can only set standing for someone that IS IN YOUR CONTACTS!!!

I set standings currently based off any transaction, deal, major interaction i make with a character. so wtf ccp? :/


Edit: deleted

HeliosGal
Caldari
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:07:00 - [12]
 

seems to be an anti lag thing

Eva Wolfe
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:10:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: HeliosGal
seems to be an anti lag thing


Would be my guess too, the less data the less the load will be.

Misunderstood Genius
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:11:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: HeliosGal
seems to be an anti lag thing


Another desperate workaround for 0,001% less lag.
From what I saw on SISI there are no folders anymore?
If so I don't like it because folders make sense.
And 300 is a joke.

Mahai Ano
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:17:00 - [15]
 

Bad joke, of the worst kind. 300? Waaay too low, I think even I have more than that in blocked+standing+regular contact

Dian'h Might
Minmatar
Cash and Cargo Liberators Incorporated
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:20:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Catari Taga
What's not in the patch notes is that they are removing contact folders. Enjoy. Laughing


Looks like I'll have something to do when I get back from work today.

asdade
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:23:00 - [17]
 

some ccp dev watched 300 one time too many i guess..

Misunderstood Genius
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:34:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Dian'h Might
Originally by: Catari Taga
What's not in the patch notes is that they are removing contact folders. Enjoy. Laughing


Looks like I'll have something to do when I get back from work today.


Not really because it's limited to 300, no folders.
So, what will you do? Ignore! Simplify your EVElife!

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:36:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Dian'h Might
Originally by: Catari Taga
What's not in the patch notes is that they are removing contact folders. Enjoy. Laughing


Looks like I'll have something to do when I get back from work today.
No, you won't. folders no longer exist as a possibility.

CCP Atropos

Posted - 2010.05.26 13:37:00 - [20]
 

Is this relevant?
Originally by: CCP Sisyphus
Hi all.
Yes, this has been brought up and dealt with now.
Alliances can have other alliances as contacts/standings.
You can have up to 2600 of them.
Should be more than enough.


Source

Lord Helghast
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:41:00 - [21]
 

what a lot of people seem to forget (beyond the fact that they fixed this as CCP just said), but also the ability to set ALLIANCE standing not just corp standings means no more alliances having to have every corp in an alliance set standings, no just 1 standing for entire alliance.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:42:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: CCP Atropos
Is this relevant?
Originally by: CCP Sisyphus
Hi all.
Yes, this has been brought up and dealt with now.
Alliances can have other alliances as contacts/standings.
You can have up to 2600 of them.
Should be more than enough.


Source
Funnily enough Alliance to Alliance is the least problematic. It's the merging block lists and standings with contacts, and then limiting them to 300 for the individual. I easily have 300 legitimate contacts, and that is not factoring my personal standings to entities and my block list. 300 is just way too few; not all of us are social hermits.

Jack Dant
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:43:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: CCP Atropos
Is this relevant?
Originally by: CCP Sisyphus
Hi all.
Yes, this has been brought up and dealt with now.
Alliances can have other alliances as contacts/standings.
You can have up to 2600 of them.
Should be more than enough.


Source


Not really. That affects alliance contacts (standings), while OP is worried about his personal buddy list.

CCP Atropos

Posted - 2010.05.26 13:45:00 - [24]
 

I asked Sisyphus to reply Wink

Avalon Ranger
Cold Void Industry and Trading
P R I M E
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:46:00 - [25]
 

Merging the contacts and blocked players together is a terrible idea. I'd be a little annoyed if they moved contacts to a client side feature and removed the limit but no where near as annoyed as I am with this current move.
Making standings simple has only ruined their use in my eyes. I used to increase peoples standings by a fraction every time I had a dealing with them or if they did a good deed. Now I have to keep a note of everything out of game. I've even written an application to track my friends just so I don't have to have so many contacts in EVE any more. No folders? I included that in the primitive application I made.

What's the next step? The every day folk will just have contacts removed? I see a rise in API based contact lists out of game. Maybe a way to check online status via API? Anything just to remove it from being in-game.

This was an effort to reduce the amount of data being transferred during log in but I think it's more the blobs of people causing the issues. It's a shame but to be honest as long as blocked players and normal contacts are kept separate again 300 should be more than enough for 90% of EVE players. Anything more than 300 would usually require a lot of notes out of game anyway to keep track of who everyone is. :P

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:49:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Avalon Ranger
I used to increase peoples standings by a fraction every time I had a dealing with them or if they did a good deed. Now I have to keep a note of everything out of game.


Right Click > Show Info > Notes.

Avalon Ranger
Cold Void Industry and Trading
P R I M E
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:51:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Avalon Ranger
I used to increase peoples standings by a fraction every time I had a dealing with them or if they did a good deed. Now I have to keep a note of everything out of game.
Right Click > Show Info > Notes.
I prefer my own notes as I trust my notes not to vanish during an update >_>;

Emperor Ryan
Amarr
The Illuminatii
Mildly Intoxicated
Posted - 2010.05.26 13:51:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: CCP Atropos
I asked Sisyphus to reply Wink


Thank you as a loyal player for 7 years it's nice to see our player words heard and responded to so quickly, i must also say that i don't follow why blocked contacts would be merged with normal ones, We add them to blocked so we never have to deal with them again (normaly all scammers and isk sellers).

CCP Sisyphus


C C P
Posted - 2010.05.26 14:05:00 - [29]
 

Hi again all.

Some quick comments - we are aware of this and are keeping a close eye on this. There is absolutely no promise that we will change anything, but depending on what we see, it might.

Anyway, to clear up some issues.

All your existing buddies and people you have set standings to are now merged into your contacts. ALL OF THEM. Even if you have 1000. You will just be unable to add any more until you are under 300.

Also. The "block" list is not counted as part of that 300.

This 300 limit was already in the code for standings, so its just been ported to the new system. We did examine the DB to see how the merging of standings and buddy list would affect players, and the result was that less than 1% of characters would be affected by this.

But as I said above - it is under reconsideration.


asdade
Posted - 2010.05.26 14:05:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: asdade on 26/05/2010 14:06:17
So, we can have 500+blocked and 300 regular contacts with standings or without?


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