Honestly why assume that I missed the player when you were not there and I told you that I took the time to dig out all the area? For me when someone says they did something I assume they did it correctly and at most ask for clarification. I don’t assume they are wrong or made a mistake or didn’t have a very good reason for posting what they did. Added to that I look at who did the post and what other data they have provided over time and posts. If they are an experienced person I assume they probably know what they are doing versus a person that just showed up out of the blue.
Yes the compass can be confusing and that is why I took more time to check it out. And, no there was no possibility that they were missed when I followed the compass and logic to find them. The only possibility is that the game had an issue with how it was showing that player (giving wrong information) or was displaying a phantom player.
The reason I did the post was a relog didn’t remove them. Then I used left, right, forward, backward to pin point where they were on a horizontal plane. Then I dug straight down to find them and all of a sudden they were above me. So I figured I must have been 1 or 2 blocks off horizontally. I dug multiple blocks in ALL directions - left, right, forward, backward, up, and down to create a big hole. They were no where to be found. So I got out of the hole and moved around. I did this because I knew the compass can be confusing and I wanted to make sure I had the right data. Still it was obvious they should be right there in the hole because they showed below me and in front of me as I circled around it. So I jumped into the hole and they are above me as I moved around it.
I did a screen shot of me BELOW them because in a spatial design it was the most obvious one (at least to me) to provide the development team. Why? Because if I would have done one looking at the character, someone could assume I had not dug forward enough. Had I done one looking down someone could assume I had not dug down enough. But by being below and looking up I showed that there was not one above me since people can’t be in the sky floating (unless its the dev team). Why was this the best? Because the pointer you have on the screen moves the icon on the compass up or down based on where you LOOK basically and not fully where you stand. So when I looked up I knew they would be below me but that the developers should have caught that and registered by the length of the line from the icon to the compass they would only be a little bit below my pointers horizon. Hence above me because I was looking almost straight up.
Now, I will agree outside of doing a video, if there was a better way for me to provide the spatial information for the development team then they would have told me and I would do it next time. But considering the tools I have this was the best way to excavate the area and show that I was below the person since the screen shot showed clear sky above.
I did the post to the developers, so they have the right to question me and assume I did something if anything wrong. Normal users should not assume people made mistakes and instead they should be supportive in their comments and try to gain clarification for the developers. By not being supportive and instead critical in their comments and tone it creates an environment of isolation and higher-than-thou perspective – which is something we have seen people complain about this community.