We’ve all been there – you’ve got an evening free, you’re planning a nice relaxing killing spree on Halo or Call of Duty, and then before you know it your ears are filled with the incessant whining of the ten year old kid who’s about to take you and your momma down. Quickly you maneuver to that beautiful mute button, only to have another player start shouting obscenities down the microphone. It seems that almost every matchmaker game on every online title comes complete with one idiot or two that needs silencing.
Well it seems that Microsoft has listened to its customers with regard to this issue, and will be incorporating an all new reputation system with the Xbox One. Just as your Achievement ranking will increase, so too your reputation score will go up as you behave yourself in an admirable manner online. Those players that are consistently blocked or reported will have their reputation score docked. As reputation scores develop you’ll find yourself automatically matched with people that are at a similar point on the scale to yourself, and so theoretically all of those irritating griefers will be left to scream at each other without bothering the rest of us.
It’s an interesting idea, and we’ll certainly be keeping our ears peeled to hear about the bonuses that Microsoft hints will be given to players who keep a great reputation score. No doubt it’ll take a bit of time for the reputation scores to adjust in order for the system to work well, but separating out annoying gamers could keep the well behaved gaming public playing online for longer.
Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 07/04/2013
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