The following list shows all changes made within the last year. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.

March 8, 2020: The "Ones" and "Twos" themes have been renamed "One" and "Two."

February 22, 2020: I added a new trade rule. To unlock it, take an exclusive artist from an opponent.

February 22, 2020: I added clarification to the rules text of Each and Protect that they do not reset the expiration date of exclusive artists, like trade concerts normally do.

February 22, 2020: I fixed a bug that would set the wrong new expiration date on an exclusive artist when it's brought to a trade concert.

February 10, 2020: I am doubling the rate at which artists get added to the game, now two per week. I will make this change retroactive to the game's beginning, but it will take me some time to fill the backlog.

January 13, 2020: I fixed a bug preventing some new "We Built This City" tournament concerts from spawning.

January 5, 2020: Amazon links have been removed from artist modals.

December 10, 2019: When you're selecting an artist to make exclusive after achieving a rock block, the page now lists artists who you previously made exclusive.

November 12, 2019: I fixed a bug preventing new "We Built This City" tournament concerts from spawning.

October 7, 2019: I fixed a bug with concert subscription data not clearing, related to yesterday's change.

October 6, 2019: The "Completed Concerts" subscription (available in Manage Subscriptions) has been split in two. You can now opt to be notified when your own concerts end, or when other players' concerts end, or both. If you make the final move to end a concert, you won't be notified either way, since you're already looking at the page. I have pre-populated both subscriptions with the same data as the defunct "Completed Concerts" subscription, so if you want it to continue working the same way that it did, then you don't need to do anything. Thanks for the suggestion to change this, Erik!

October 6, 2019: I fixed a bug with the "win a concert lasting for fifty turns or more" play rule not displaying correctly in the turn log in Overtime concerts.

October 4, 2019: I fixed a bug preventing new "We Built This City" tournament concerts from spawning.

September 22, 2019: A new play rule has been added. To unlock it, achieve a rock block in a tournament concert. (Thanks for suggesting that means of unlocking a rule, Chris!)

September 8, 2019: "We Built This City" tournament concerts now display at the top which player needs the location available to the winner, if the concert is still underway.

September 6, 2019: The fall 2019 tournament has begun. More info is in Tragic Comedy.

August 8, 2019: I fixed a bug that could cause Turn Log information to be displayed out of order when two play rules ("win a concert lasting for fifty turns or more" and "win five concerts with artists promoted mid-concert") are used together. (Thanks for letting me know, Matthew!)

July 27, 2019: When artist promotions happen, they now trigger the subscription notifications immediately, and they're sorted correctly in chronological order on this page, and the yellow highlighting on this page now works correctly to show which promotions are new since your last visit to this page.

July 20, 2019: The pages for your label and each player profile become slow to load when there are too many artist images on them, so those images no longer appear when there are more than 100 artists in the collection being shown.

July 20, 2019: I fixed a bug that could cause an empty space on stage when two rules ("win a concert every day for a week" and "win a tournament") are used together in a specific way.

July 16, 2019: A new play rule has been added. To unlock it, win a concert lasting 50 turns or more. A very similar rule was in Pirate Paradise, but this is the first time that it has appeared in Rock Block.

July 16, 2019: I fixed a bug with capturing artists along edges in concert that was falsely triggering a draw in Overtime concerts (as seen here). It's fixed now. If you see any more weirdness like artists capturing empty spaces, an Overtime concert ending in a draw, or anything else, please let me know. Thanks!

July 14, 2019: A new trade rule has been added to the game. To unlock it, convert five artists in the Collection Guide. This is a brand new rule that has never appeared in previous versions of the game. I also made some minor tweaks to the wording on the concert page and in rule modals while adding this.

July 14, 2019: When viewing a player profile, if there's a rule that you have not unlocked yet, the page now shows what is necessary to unlock it. (Thanks for the suggestion, Matthew!)

July 13, 2019: The "Exclusive Deals" sidebar used to announce the deals only to other members (ie. you wouldn't see it report on your own exclusive deal), but I have tweaked this so that everybody sees all deals now.

July 13, 2019: I fixed another bug preventing two rules from working together ("win a concert every day for a week" and "achieve a rock block in concert"). I reviewed all five concerts to date that used both rules. Two of the concerts were not affected at all. Two more converts were slightly affected (one artist captured versus not captured along the way) but the outcome was identical. The fifth concert, a Woodstock concert between Matthew and me on July 3-4, had the same outcome (I won either way) but should have resulted in a rock block. I have corrected this.

July 13, 2019: I fixed a bug preventing two rules from working together. The "win a tournament" play rule has an effect that happens when an artist is captured, but the special kind of capture made possible by the "win a concert every day for a week" play rule wasn't triggering that effect. It's fixed now. I reviewed all 19 concerts to date that used both rules, and only one was affected by the bug, the current Woodstock concert pitting Erik against Steve. I will comment there with more information.

July 13, 2019: I fixed another bug preventing exclusives from expiring after six months.

Changes to Rock Block are sometimes mentioned on the Funeratic News page instead, when they're part of site-wide alterations.


Artist Promotions

These artists have been promoted to a higher rank within the last six months.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on May 25.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on May 25.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on May 25.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on April 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on April 3.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on April 2.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on April 2.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on April 1.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on April 1.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Eight on March 17.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on March 17.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on February 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on February 10.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on February 10.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on February 10.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on February 10.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on January 26.


Rules Unlocked

These rules have been unlocked by these players within the last six months, when they accomplished each rule's corresponding achievement.

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 4. (Play Rock Block for twenty-four months.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Scott Hardie on January 25. (Win a tournament.)


Discussions

Players sometimes talk about the game in Tragic Comedy, the discussion area of Funeratic. The following discussions about Rock Block happened within the last six months:

We Built This City (last comment: January 25, 2020)
"Happy rockiversary! Rock Block re-started five years ago today. It's been great fun; I'm so glad that the game came back and that so many other people are enjoying it too." more…