What’s Reputation On The Xbox One? Microsoft Explains
One of the new changes coming to Xbox Live and the Xbox One is a Reputation System, which will help filter multiplayer games by rewarding “rewarding healthy participation while reducing troublemakers and cheaters.” At the time of announcement, no one really knew how such a system would work or be implemented, but now Microsoft has explained fully how reputation will work, how it will be displayed and how it will affect your games.
Microsoft’s Mike Lavin explained in a recent interview how this new system will work.
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“There’ll be very good things that happen to people that just play their games and are good participants. And you’ll start to see some effects if you continue to play bad or, or harass other people en masse. You’ll probably end up starting to play more with other people that are more similar to you.”
Your Reputation will also be displayed like your Gamerscore, making it extremely visible to everyone you play with online. Microsoft is hoping this type of visibility will encourage players to be more civil and enjoyable online, with the company even hosting events that encourage players to engage in activities that will actively boost their Reputation score.
On the note of your Reputation being unfairly trashed, because we all know what type of trolls exist out there, Lavin explained that the system was fundamentally built to prevent this.
“The way that it’s built fundamentally stops that,” he says. “It’s very much over a period of time. 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.”
Will this stop the hordes of 12 year old children that seem to all love you mother? Well, we can dream can’t we?