Rock Block News
The following list shows all changes made within the last year. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.
October 5, 2020: Two artists have been moved to the previous decade based on the new definition of decade established last summer (the time of the artist's breakthrough in public consciousness, not necessarily their biggest-selling decade or most closely associated decade). They should have been moved then and were overlooked.
September 6, 2020: I fixed a bug preventing the "win a concert in 15 minutes" play rule from being unlocked in auto-generated concerts. (Thanks for helping me find this, Erik!)
September 5, 2020: The page for tomorrow's live tournament to celebrate the game's sixth anniversary has been created.
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.
Changes to Rock Block are sometimes mentioned on the Funeratic News page instead, when they're part of site-wide alterations.
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.
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 William Dean on October 26. (Have ten artists in your label.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by William Dean on October 17. (Discover fifty artists.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by William Dean on September 27. (Win one concert.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by William Dean on September 25. (Join Rock Block.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Ryan Case on September 11. (Win one concert.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Ryan Case on September 11. (Join Rock Block.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Josh Biederman on September 11. (Join Rock Block.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on September 6. (Finish and win a concert in less than fifteen minutes.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Chris Lemler on September 6. (Achieve a rock block in a tournament concert.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Steve West on September 4. (Be very lucky.)
An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 4. (Play Rock Block for twenty-four months.)
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: