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

November 12, 2018: The Shoot to Thrill tournament page now shows how many shots each player hasn't taken yet. That information was always available on the page if you counted victories, but now it's easy to check.

November 3, 2018: Sometimes artists are lost to players, such as those destroyed by an exclusive or converted into other artists. I fixed a bug that was leading to these lost artists still showing up in tournament concerts. Thanks for letting me know, Aaron!

October 7, 2018: The fall 2018 tournament has begun.

June 10, 2018: I have adjusted automatic concerts so that if you're playing with a risk of trade (not the None rule), it will not select exclusive artists from your collection, since you wouldn't have a say in risking them under the specific terms of that concert.

June 9, 2018: When a player claims an exclusive after achieving a rock block, all other copies of the artist are supposed to be destroyed, but a bug allowed those other copies to continue to show up in automatic concerts. I fixed it.

May 9, 2018: I fixed a bug preventing trade concerts from timing out when the winner did not select his/her winnings in time.

May 5, 2018: I fixed a bug in the chart view of Collection Guide that continued to show artists collected after they no longer existed (due to conversions, exclusives, etc).

April 28, 2018: I have revised for clarity some of the text around what happens when 0 artists are available to claim after victory in a trade concert because of unusual conditions, such as one player forfeiting the concert early.

March 4, 2018: I fixed a bug that erased ownership of the ten artists brought to a concert with the "have multiple copies of twenty different artists" trade rule, if that concert ended in a draw. The data from the concert where it happened should be correct now. (Sorry about that, Steve.)

February 17, 2018: I fixed a bug that briefly declared Steve West the winner of the winter 2018 tournament. The correct winner is Erik Bates. Congrats, Erik!

February 17, 2018: I fixed a bug reported by Matthew Preston (thank you!): In an Overtime concert, when the player has opted to hide previous rounds from view, and when the last turn of the previous round is a new artist that the player has not yet discovered, the player should not discover that artist upon visiting the concert, unless s/he clicks the link to show the hidden previous rounds.

February 13, 2018: I fixed a bug in the Hit Me With Your Best Shot tournament that would have allowed players to keep firing at targets after a champion was declared.

February 11, 2018: I fixed a bug with challenges not timing out correctly when there is a trade rule in effect.

December 30, 2017: I restored the sidebar to some tournament pages including Hit Me with Your Best Shot. It was hidden because some tournaments have huge charts that need to stretch across as much of the screen as possible, but not all tournaments need that much visual space.

December 13, 2017: A bug has been fixed that miscalculated and misreported the final score of Overtime concerts that lasted an even number of rounds. My thanks to Erik Bates for discovering it. I have reviewed all past Overtime concerts and found only one where the wrong number of artists was awarded to the winner, and corrected it. (In that case, the page miscalculated the final score to be 8-2, awarding me all five artists when I should have gotten four. I returned one of the five artists to Steve.)

December 8, 2017: I fixed the timestamps of the "hit by" notices on the "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" tournament page. Thanks for letting me know, Erik.

November 28, 2017: The winter 2018 tournament will begin on Saturday, December 2.

November 25, 2017: Two play rules have been added to the game. The first is an old rule from Classic Rock Block, unlocked when you win more concerts in a month than anyone else. The second is an entirely new rule native to this version of the game, unlocked when you defeat five different opponents in a row. They are both worth the pursuit, as they both add intriguing complexity to the game. (As with nearly every play rule, you can track your progress towards unlocking them in the Rules tab of your label.) Happy hunting!

November 25, 2017: The play rule unlocked by winning three concerts daily for three days has been altered to make it less influential. It tended to take over concerts completely, and needed to be weakened. I'll send more specific info to the players who have unlocked it.

November 23, 2017: I revised the probability of play rules being selected randomly when automatic concerts are generated. Each play rule now has its own individual probability of being selected rather than all having the same probability. Also, the selection of additional play rules grows less likely with each rule selected, so that players who have unlocked a long list of rules won't get an overwhelmingly long (and complicated) list of play rules in most automatic concerts.

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 Six on August 25.

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

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

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on August 24.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on August 24.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on August 24.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on August 23.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on August 18.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on August 18.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on August 18.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on August 18.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on August 18.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on August 17.

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

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on June 24.


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 Jeremiah Poisson on October 29. (Have ten artists in your label.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Jeremiah Poisson on October 26. (Discover fifty artists.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Jeremiah Poisson on October 10. (Win one concert.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Jeremiah Poisson on October 9. (Participate in a tournament.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Aaron Shurtleff on October 6. (Play Rock Block for twenty-four months.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Jeremiah Poisson on October 2. (Join Rock Block.)


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:

Shoot to Thrill (last comment: October 20, 2018)
"Normally I give advance notice before starting tournaments, but we quite suddenly found ourselves with seven active players this weekend and I figured I had better seize the opportunity. :-) Here's kicking off..." more…