Microsoft has recently announced that the Xbox One reputation system will be like a Gamerscore for good behavior, and that if a person constantly harasses others, there will be penalties such as only being able to play with other jerks.
Here are the quotes from Microsoft Seniuor Product Manager Mike Lavin:
“You need a community of folks that aren’t screaming vulgarities every ten seconds, or the griefers or the harassers. 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.”
“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. You’ll start to see some effects if you continue to play bad or harass other people en masse. You’ll probably end up starting to play more with other people that are more similar to you.”
“Reputation is just like Achievements – you want your Reputation score as high as you can get it. There may even be opportunities where if you participate in some of our community programmes, your reputation can even get higher.”
I'm glad Microsoft is implementing this, if there's one thing I hate more than anything, it's when people are jerks in online games. They scream in your ear, play loud music, insult you, harass you, cheat, hack, and so on. Xbox Live is great, but there are a lot of people on there that ruin my experience sometimes, this reputation system should hopefully help with that!
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