Microsoft totally revamped and simplified their online reputation system for their Xbox One gamers and the reception has been generally positive so far. A future update was announced earlier this morning which will add a notification system for those players whom receive frequent negative reputation ratings. Additionally, the reputation will now penalize players with the worst “Avoid Me” rating thus reducing the amount of matchmaking pairings and restriction from certain Live privileges such as Twitch Broadcasting.
Here is the official word from Microsoft's website about the new changes:
“Here’s what the reputation levels mean for you:
- “Good Players” – The majority of gamers will fall into this level. As we’ve said before, we have plans to introduce rewards for good behavior and look forward to sharing more in the future!
- Warnings for “Needs Work” – Beginning this month, some players will start receiving reputation warnings as their reputations drop due to feedback from the community. The purpose of these communications is to remind players about their effect on the community and encourage them to have more positive interactions. These warnings are based on community feedback collected since Xbox One launched.
- Penalties for “Avoid Me” – If players do not heed warnings and continue to have a negative impact on other players and the Xbox Live community, they will begin to experience penalties. For example, people with an “Avoid Me” rating will have reduced matchmaking pairings and may be unable to use certain privileges such as Twitch broadcasting.
Remember, we designed the algorithm so it won’t penalize you for bad reports over a few weeks of play. The system also adjusts for false reports from people that might intentionally report someone of greater skill or for other griefing purposes.”
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