Xbox One Reputation warnings coming this month

Microsoft has announced that starting this month, it will begin sending out warnings to those with yellow "Needs Work" marks on their Xbox One Reputation system. Further offenses will lead to a the red zone, which includes penalties.

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Microsoft is going to start rolling out warnings soon to those in the yellow zone on Xbox One, the company has announced. In the new console's Reputation System, yellow signifies "Needs Work" and players in that area risk dropping to the red zone, where penalties await.

"Beginning this month, some players will start receiving reputation warnings as their reputations drop due to feedback from the community," the announcement states. "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."

The announcement reiterated that those in the green zone will receive rewards, and the red zone will get penalized with reduced matchmaking and the inability to use Twitch broadcasting. It also stressed that the system is designed so as to not penalize for sporadic bad reports, or from false reports for griefing.

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    March 26, 2014 8:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Xbox One Reputation warnings coming this month.

    Microsoft has announced that starting this month, it will begin sending out warnings to those with yellow "Needs Work" marks on their Xbox One Reputation system. Further offenses will lead to a the red zone, which includes penalties.

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      March 26, 2014 10:19 AM

      So at some point all the racist's will just be matchmaking amongst themselves.

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        March 26, 2014 10:25 AM

        That's racist segregation!

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        March 26, 2014 12:06 PM

        That would be great. I'd love to imagine an xbox live user space where the biggest fucking idiots are all kept in the same pen. Imagine the slow realization that happens when you're paired with nothing but 10 year olds, racists, and those guys that constantly say "fag" or how everything is "gay".

        i believe.

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      March 26, 2014 11:49 AM

      I'd also like to see something like this added to the planned perks:

      Good reputation -> 10% off everything you buy on XBOX Live
      Needs work -> Nothing
      Avoid Me -> 25% increase on everything you buy on XBOX Live


      Honestly, I think it would be a Win-Win situation for everyone except the problematic gamers. Nice people get better deals, jerks have a serious incentive to actually behave themselves and MS reduce the cost of moderating the community or even make a profit out of the rotten apples.

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        March 26, 2014 11:57 AM

        Yeah but then you could have a bunch of trolls just going out and hitting reputations of innocents hard.

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          March 26, 2014 12:27 PM

          Taken from the text:

          "It also stressed that the system is designed so as to not penalize for sporadic bad reports, or from false reports for griefing."

          You can't game the system as easily as you think. It would require a massive amount of coordination from all those trolls and MS could easily check you reporting history before considering their report. I'm pretty sure the trolls wouldn't be able to game the system and would be penalized for trying.

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            March 26, 2014 1:59 PM

            I've also read somewhere that developers have some control on what is acceptable gameplay. For example driving backwards around the track in a racing game could possibly hurt your reputation in the future.

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              March 27, 2014 6:10 AM

              Thats stupid. why penalize someone for having fun? its a GAME!?
              racist remarks, sexism, threats of violence are all illegal out in public, they should be the only things you are not allowed to do online.

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      March 26, 2014 12:07 PM

      awesome

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      March 26, 2014 5:44 PM

      oh no not the red zone