New Reputation system on XBOX Live will help you avoid the cheats and idiots
One thing that really hinders a decent gaming session on XBOX live is having to play agaianst people who are cheating, constantly causing a bad gaming experience by abusing over the headsets or simply just distrupting your game any way they can. These people are out there, and they need to be put in their place. The new reputation system from Microsoft aims to deal with this very problem. There is a similar system in place already where you could rate someone who you have played against and and will allocate them a number of stars depending on the feedback. This system in my experience is seldom used and even when it was there was no real consequence.
The new system is a lot more complex, it learns a little more. It takes into account all the things that happen when multiplayer gaming. It takes note of all the peoplewho report you for cheating, all those who consistantly mute you while gaming and all those people who select you to be ignored and that you dont want to matched against. It then takes this data and assigns one of three ratings. Green = Good player, Yellow = Player Needs improvement, Red = Avoid me. You will then be able to avaoid the players that are not in your catagory if you so wish.
The first thought is what if I'm just a good player and people report me just because of this? This is possible, but the algorithm is smarted than that. It will take a lot more than a few jelous players to alter you standing on xbox live, it looks at the overall picture. They state you will have to upset a fair amount of people before you will get demoted and this is because the system is design to catch the real trouble makers and obvious cheats int he system. XBOX Live will almost because self moderating, casting out the cheats simply because the players dont want them there.
I hope this works as this will be a great step forward in the battle for a decent gaming sestion without the cheaters and the dickheads that patrol XBOX Live with the sole aim to disrupt the other players in the game, or to simply Troll the other players to get a reaction. Beware if your one of these, because soon you may be only able to play with the people who are just like you! You have been warned
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