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Microsoft is set to streamline its feedback and reputation system when the Xbox One launches in November. The company has revealed more details about how the new moderation system will be woven into the matchmaking process.
Microsoft has taken two key steps in improving the reputation system. First, it makes the rating system more accessible, while also taking into account user actions like blocking and muting. Second, reputation will be color-coded and easy to see when looking at a profile.
Green means "Good Player," yellow denotes "Needs Improvement," and red indicates someone who should be avoided. Reputation is a factor of time and action, with behavior factored against the hours someone interacts on the platform.
Microsoft is instituting a mechanism to help reform poor actors, with a notification system that alerts "Needs Improvement" players before they land themselves a red player card. One of the concerns our readers had after we published our first report about the new reputation system was opportunity for abuse.
Microsoft has stated that a few bad reports won't negatively impact an otherwise stand-up player. It factors in the reputation of the person reporting and whether or not those filing the report actually played with the subject (with significant weight on those that have shared a game).
Xbox Live program manager Micheal Dunn has assured that the reputation system is living, and it will improve as more titles and players come on board. New consequences for offenders could also be added, though we expect that the banhammer will be polished and ready at launch.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
Our TakeThis new detail about the reputation system evidences a great deal of forethought, creating an easier way to report poor sportsmen while providing new transparency. The effort to redeem and reform those trending toward the "jerk" category is admirable, too.
Microsoft is smart to state up front that the new reputation system will be a living one. There is much to learn from player interaction, especially as new titles take advantage of the increased power of next-generation consoles.
What I've heard so far between yesterday's matchmaking news and the clarity around player ratings has me quite hopeful.
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So if I mute someone it lowers thare rep that's stupid I don't always mute becuse people are annoying sometimes I want a nice quiet game
So trolls just stop trolling when you hit yellow and wait till you are green again to continue.
Sounds good, but there will always be abuse, in one way or another. Reputation is why I avoid playing one-on-one sports games over XBL, like the NHL or Fight Night games, because it is practically standard practice for kids to avoid you, or even file a complaint, when you beat them at the game, regardless of how you played it. When FN3 came out I started playing online a bit, and watched my rep fall. It took me a few months to repair the damage.
I will bring up the same example I did in the last article: Invading people in Dark Souls. If "griefing" is actually a game mechanic with in-game perks and consequences, as it is in the Souls series, participating in it should not impact my reputation.
finally the volume buttons are back on the base of the headset!!!!
I am over 70% avoided. With around 50% Unsporting. Why am I unsporting you might ask? Because I play with a group of people that has been regularly smashing other teams on CoD since CoD 4 and R6 before that. We always play in party chat so we don't have to listen to kids.
Matchmaking should be based on Ping/connection only. You mute people who annoy you on voice chat if you aren't already in party chat. And you leave after the game if players are playing a style you don't like. Reporting should be for people modding/hacking/cheating/trolling.
Blip Bloop - "Stop being a ***."
Oh I thought this was about people's thoughts on Xbox One.
That's actually pretty cool.
Yeah let's hope they don't abuse that sh**.
I got banned by some a kid and his group of friends, they all reported me just because I won a match against him.
A reputation system is ripe for trolling. I can already see message board posts of people complaining about their profiles unfairly being rated.
The Irony that Xbox one is talking about reputation and red light green light games is killing me.
my xbox live account is in big trouble if this is true...