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Xbox One Reputation System Designed To Encourage Open Communication & Corrall Griefers Together

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Jonathan Lester
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Xbox One Reputation System Designed To Encourage Open Communication & Corrall Griefers Together

Microsoft senior product manager Mike Lavin has dropped some details about the Xbox One's new reputation system, which will reward sportsmanlike behaviour, encourage players to interact outside of parties and trap griefers within a festering pit of self-inflicted misery. We like this immensely.

"There’s a lot of folks, a lot of our core consumers who just want to basically kick back and stay in touch with some of their old college buddies," Lavin told OXM, effectively describing exactly what I use Xbox Live for when not reviewing something.

“That’s cool, and Party Chat today and our Party system is leaps and bounds ahead of competitors, from the standpoint of just being able to isolate yourself and cross-game chat. But the problem we see is that this fragments voice communication within games. It’s very difficult, because if you’re isolated in Party Chat, you’re leaving everybody else behind.

"What we’re looking at doing is creating a very robust system around reputation and match-making. If people are in your friends list, we’re not touching that, we’re just making it easier for you to come together. It’s really the anonymous side of things where we’re making these investments. Ultimately if there’s a few per cent of our population that are causing the rest of the population to have a miserable time, we should be able to identify those folks.”

Apparently Xbox One's reputation system will reward good behavior and open communication between team-mates, while punishing idiots who spend their time treating Xbox Live like a racism and sexism soapboard. Players will be bracketed together to play with like-minded individuals, with griefers forced to play with other equally miserable twats. "Some people might like to play with people that are similar to them", Lavin glibly explained. "I would not necessarily want to play with those folks.”

"If we see consistently that people, for instance, don't like playing with you, that you're consistently blocked, that you're the subject of enforcement actions because you're sending naked pictures of yourself to people that don't want naked pictures of you... Blatant things like that have the ability to quickly reduce your Reputation score."

Though the specifics have yet to be revealed, we definitely approve of the concept. However, considering that the Xbox 360's reputation system turned out to be utterly useless, it's clear that Microsoft have their work cut out.

And, erm, there's that whole headset vs Kinect thing. We'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Add a comment8 comments
Tsung  Jul. 3, 2013 at 13:41

All I read was the Xbox one was going start sending naked pictures of me whilst I'm playing to total strangers..

What do you mean you don't play the Xbox in the nude?

JonLester  Jul. 3, 2013 at 13:43

If it sends unskippable naked pictures of Steve Ballmer to idiot griefers, I'll buy one on principle. ;)

With always-on Kinect, playing the Xbox au naturelle may have to stop I'm afraid. Lots of people got caught out by UNO on XBLA back in the day because the Xbox 360 camera turns on automatically...

Last edited by JonLester, Jul. 3, 2013 at 13:44
sits69  Jul. 3, 2013 at 14:21

Ahhhh, UNO in XBLA's formative years was.... well, UNO will never be the same for a lot of us.

Anarchist  Jul. 3, 2013 at 14:34

I once got caught out on bomberman. I was on there playing with the usual guys I'm online with, all happy that I'd just won the bomberman tournament, to find it presented everybody with a screen capture of me in my finest calvins.

I may have won at bomberman, but the real winner was society.

Last edited by Anarchist, Jul. 3, 2013 at 14:34
X10  Jul. 3, 2013 at 14:58

“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.”

DivideByZero  Jul. 3, 2013 at 17:04

"Apparently Xbox One's reputation system will reward good behavior and open communication between team-mates, while punishing idiots who spend their time treating Xbox Live like a racism and sexism soapboard."

Wont work.

If you are a really good player, people will report you for anything. Cheating, Abuse, boosting... whatever.

People can't take being beaten and so you will get loads of nice normal people being reported by angry kids who can't take losing at Call of Duty.

I get reported almost once a session on CoD for hacking (when I don't) and whatever else... same would happen on Xbox One.

Really nice idea... I can't see it working.

I predict a u-turn.

DivideByZero  Jul. 3, 2013 at 17:05

(Also, why are there not LIKE buttons on these posts?!)

McGreenwood  Jul. 3, 2013 at 18:40

"Apparently Xbox One's reputation system will reward good behavior and open communication between team-mates, while punishing idiots who spend their time treating Xbox Live like a racism and sexism soapboard."

Wont work.

If you are a really good player, people will report you for anything. Cheating, Abuse, boosting... whatever.

People can't take being beaten and so you will get loads of nice normal people being reported by angry kids who can't take losing at Call of Duty.

I get reported almost once a session on CoD for hacking (when I don't) and whatever else... same would happen on Xbox One.

Really nice idea... I can't see it working.

I predict a u-turn.


Exactly... I found Gears to be the worst for this... I was sitting happily at 75% positive then picked up gears and I'm now I'm at 87% avoid... I've never abused anyone or cheated and according to the reports I've quit over 65% of my games, when it would probably be less than 1%. I'm all for the idea of getting rid of abusive players, but if its just going to punish gamers like me then it's just another reason to defect to PS4.

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