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Microsoft reveals Xbox One reputation system

Microsoft reveals Xbox One reputation system

The Xbox One's player ranking system will take into consideration the actions taken by the players around you.

Microsoft has outlined how its online peer reputation ranking system will function on the upcoming Xbox One.

In a post titled 'No More Cheats or Jerks' on the Xbox blog, program manager Michael Dunn explains how the system will help you filter out people that you don't want to play with online.

The method by which the Xbox One will classify players is based on actions that other players around them take as opposed to the current survey-based approach. If for example someone is blocked or muted, this will be fed into a 'crazy algorithm' to work out the player's reputation score.

Reputation scores will fall into green, yellow or red classifications, meaning 'good player', 'needs improvement' or 'avoid me' respectively. These marks will be clearly displayed on someone's gamer card.

To improve your own reputation score, you simply have to play online for longer without upsetting anyone. Microsoft expects that most players will have a good reputation and the algorithm is really geared to single out those who are repeatedly disruptive on the platform and will mostly ignore someone who gets the occasional bad report.

'No question that Xbox Live is a distinct community of passionate gamers. We love that. But just like in life, there are all types of people – some shy, some polite, some aggressive, some snarky, some annoying and some that can’t avoid swearing,' said Dunn. 'Most Xbox Live players are polite online and know how to socially adjust to people they’re playing with. But not everyone does this.'

Microsoft has plans to evolve the reputation ranking system as the platform matures and will devise more consequences for those players that stray into the red.

Announced earlier this year in May, the Xbox One is expected to be released in November. The imminent console has frequently made headlines since its announcement thanks to Microsoft's shifting policies regarding the devices more unusual features such as game activations.

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law99 1st August 2013, 09:30 Quote
this is exactly why I hate gaming online.

a) I need a rating
b) it wants all my time
c) I need friends
damien c 1st August 2013, 09:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by law99
this is exactly why I hate gaming online.

a) I need a rating
b) it wants all my time
c) I need friends

It's one of the things I hate about Xbox Live, with it's stupid Gamerscore and Reputation etc.
eVoPhantom 1st August 2013, 09:54 Quote
I have muted everybody on a server in the past (on CS), not for any particuarly reason or indeed even in reaction to them actually making use of a mic! So my wish to game without hearing others talking (who are not acting like jerks, just enjoying themselves) will have a negative effect on someones rating under this system?!?
markwalker84 1st August 2013, 09:57 Quote
I regularly mute everybody... I'm sure some of those people are perfectly good / nice gamers but does that mean I'm now bringing down their scores?
Corky42 1st August 2013, 10:27 Quote
You have to admire Microsoft marketing, since E3 the Xbone has been in the headlines a lot.

What with changes to the DRM, The headset adapter, Kinetic 2.0 costing as much as the console, Smart Match, Designed to be literally always turned on, Self-publishing, Unlimited Cloud Storage, And now the reputation system.

A more sceptical person than me may think all these changes and announcements are meant to keep the Xbone in the headlines for free advertising ;)
lacuna 1st August 2013, 12:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by markwalker84
I regularly mute everybody... I'm sure some of those people are perfectly good / nice gamers but does that mean I'm now bringing down their scores?

I mute everyone just as matter of course.
goldstar0011 1st August 2013, 13:26 Quote
Mate of mine does a youtube channel from games he plays were he gets banned for no reason, he tries to address and records it all, basically it's admin abuse.

This'd give him bad rep for getting banned and kicked right?
Tangster 1st August 2013, 13:35 Quote
This is why I'll never buy a console.
law99 1st August 2013, 13:43 Quote
Obviously there is a big market for people who want this and an even bigger market for people who a) won't care and/or b) not notice.
schmidtbag 1st August 2013, 14:43 Quote
I think it's crappy your reputation gets lowered just because of muting someone, but otherwise I think this reputation idea is good - XB1 is littered with spoiled, bigoted kids. This reputation system would probably help remove a lot of them.

I've never played on XBL, nor have ever owned an xbox, but even PC gets it's share of people who abuse the mic. Such people include those who try having conversations in a language no other player is speaking, or worst case scenario, they're playing their music through the mic as though it's something we WANT to hear, and then they get mad when everyone mutes them.
Shirty 1st August 2013, 14:52 Quote
I hate all humans.
graphitone 1st August 2013, 15:23 Quote
I hate all humans.

You and me. We should get together and hate everyo... o_O
Sloth 1st August 2013, 20:46 Quote
Has a reputation system ever worked? It'll constantly be abused and exploited, or made pointless by having no actual impact. For the former, see Bit-tech. For the latter, see GFWL.

I admit to having abused report/reputation systems first hand in a variety of games. Each one is just a matter of figuring how it works gaming the system. I'd hate to have a console wide system, particularly if the future consequences had any real impact on your ability to play games.
Santa-san 2nd August 2013, 06:29 Quote
So to get a really really nice reputation I am supposed to play as long as possible without upsetting anyone. Is there kissing and cuddling involved as well? This is a hand-holding system that will never work. At least not If you want to have fun -__-
law99 2nd August 2013, 08:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
I hate all humans.

Kill all humans
Bindibadgi 2nd August 2013, 09:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Santa-san
So to get a really really nice reputation I am supposed to play as long as possible without upsetting anyone. Is there kissing and cuddling involved as well? This is a hand-holding system that will never work. At least not If you want to have fun -__-

You must lose every match and be thankful for it!

Jolly good show, Sir, your pwnage was epic.
BeeP 2nd August 2013, 10:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
You must lose every match and be thankful for it!

Jolly good show, Sir, your pwnage was epic.

Genuine lol, I was thinking exactly the same thing.
Griffter 2nd August 2013, 13:00 Quote
seems quite exploitative for most gamers who find cracks and loop holes as they always do
Corky42 2nd August 2013, 14:02 Quote
Don't it all depend on what the negatives of having a bad rep are ?, if all it means is you get matched against people of similar rep then who cares.
Griffter 2nd August 2013, 14:35 Quote
i hope it is as well as not just clicking good, bad or worst buttons, but i bit of an effort then at least mayyybe if it takes an effort could stop gamers from just clicking bad reports for guys that kicked their asses in cod.
Snips 2nd August 2013, 15:12 Quote
I don't see any issue with this at all. For those PSBore fangirls trolling, I'm sure it'll be a gaming utopia just like it is now on the PS3.
Corky42 2nd August 2013, 17:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Snips
I don't see any issue with this at all. For those PSBore fangirls trolling, I'm sure it'll be a gaming utopia just like it is now on the PS3.

You mean as opposed to those XBone fangirls trolling ? and the gaming utopia on the 360.
Snips 2nd August 2013, 18:19 Quote
Your trolling has answered it for everyone, well done you ;)
Corky42 2nd August 2013, 18:37 Quote
Well as you accused people of being "fangirls trolling" it would seem your the troll.
You obviously made your original post with the intent of trying to provoke a reaction.
Snips 3rd August 2013, 00:27 Quote
Only with you trolling, troll.
Corky42 3rd August 2013, 01:41 Quote
Well done on demonstrating why the XBone so badly needs a reputation system ;)
Snips 3rd August 2013, 01:45 Quote
Yes thanks troll
CrazyJoe 3rd August 2013, 01:49 Quote
What a lovely conversation you two are having. :D
Corky42 3rd August 2013, 07:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
What a lovely conversation you two are having. :D

Isn't it fun ;)
Snips shows everyone why the XBone reputation system is both a good and bad idea, by spuriously accusing someone of being a troll and by showing how infantile he/she is :)
Snips 4th August 2013, 13:28 Quote
Yes, I don't have to say anything else yet again since you've shown us all with your trolling. Well done again you ;)
Nexxo 4th August 2013, 14:12 Quote
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I was logging into a computer geek forum, but I seem to have accidentally walked into a nursery playground...
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