"Smart Match" Smartly Matches You Against Other Xbox One Gamers

"Smart Match" Smartly Matches You Against Other Xbox One Gamers

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An overhaul of Xbox Live includes a brand new matchmaking system, and a new generation of achievements.

Xbox 360's matchmaking system, TrueSkill, used "skill level" as its only algorithm to match Xbox live gamers against each other. "Smart Match" is the Xbox One's Completely reengineered matchmaking system, that uses advanced algorithms to pair players based on skill, language, and now reputation. The matchmaking by reputation is probably the most significant change, as it will now try to match you with players who you actually enjoyed playing with in the past.

Furthermore, you no longer have to wait in lobbies while a match is found. Players can play a game, watch TV, or listen to music while the matchmaking system works in the background. Microsoft also claims that thanks to "the power of the cloud your favorite matches are always running behind the scenes, so you can quickly find the people you like to play with most." The wording on this statement is a bit iffy, but it sounds as if Xbox One games will be constantly performing matchmaking no matter what you are doing, so when you actually want to go ahead and play multi-player, it will have some matches already lined up for you.

Also revealed was the new achievement system for Xbox One. Microsoft is largely credited with making gaming "cheevos" a standard feature that pretty much accompany games on every platform these days. Its now looking to revamp the system for its new console.

"Xbox One's all new achievements system has richer detail and spans across your games and experiences, which means achievements are no longer confined to a single game," said Microsoft. New achievements can now be added to games dynamically at any time, whereas previously only the addition of DLC packs could increase the achievement count. Achievements will also detail not only when players achieved them, but how they achieved them.

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Steven Bogos:
uses advanced algorithms to pair players based on skill, language, and now reputation.

When you say 'language', do you mean it pairs people who speak in the same tongue or it pairs people based on the kind of obscenities they spew over their headset mic?

Because if it is the latter, this is the first good thing I have heard about the Xbone.

Steven Bogos:
Also revealed was the new achievement system for Xbox One. Microsoft is largely "credited" with making gaming cheevos a standard feature that pretty much accompany games on every platform these days. Its now looking to revamp the system for its new console

Corrected.

If it's (partly) reputation based then it can be cheesed; depends how big a part of it that is I guess.

I'm sorry, but that Smart Match system, with all the background matchmaking and match line-ups, is a really really specific sounding system. Devs will have to create their multiplayer around it, not with it. It won't get used outside of specially created league tournaments and first-party tech dem----errrmmmm, I mean games. It's the very definition of a solution looking for a problem, it's innovation for innovation's sake.

GenGenners:
I'm sorry, but that Smart Match system, with all the background matchmaking and match line-ups, is a really really specific sounding system. Devs will have to create their multiplayer around it, not with it. It won't get used outside of specially created league tournaments and first-party tech dem----errrmmmm, I mean games. It's the very definition of a solution looking for a problem, it's innovation for innovation's sake.

not only that but I bet it eats up bandwith like a motherfucker.

Shamanic Rhythm:

Steven Bogos:
uses advanced algorithms to pair players based on skill, language, and now reputation.

When you say 'language', do you mean it pairs people who speak in the same tongue or it pairs people based on the kind of obscenities they spew over their headset mic?

Honestly, I have no clue. I just wanted to us that video. Though it really would be interesting if that's what it does. Back when I used to play stuff on live, it wasn't exactly the most enjoyable experiences.

Hell considering how abused the reputation system is already, what with people using any reason to give other players a bad rep I don't see this system being all that effective.

Azaraxzealot:

GenGenners:
I'm sorry, but that Smart Match system, with all the background matchmaking and match line-ups, is a really really specific sounding system. Devs will have to create their multiplayer around it, not with it. It won't get used outside of specially created league tournaments and first-party tech dem----errrmmmm, I mean games. It's the very definition of a solution looking for a problem, it's innovation for innovation's sake.

not only that but I bet it eats up bandwith like a motherfucker.

I think we've all realised by now that lack of bandwidth is a non-issue in the eyes of next-gen developers.

GenGenners:

Azaraxzealot:

GenGenners:
I'm sorry, but that Smart Match system, with all the background matchmaking and match line-ups, is a really really specific sounding system. Devs will have to create their multiplayer around it, not with it. It won't get used outside of specially created league tournaments and first-party tech dem----errrmmmm, I mean games. It's the very definition of a solution looking for a problem, it's innovation for innovation's sake.

not only that but I bet it eats up bandwith like a motherfucker.

I think we've all realised by now that lack of bandwidth is a non-issue in the eyes of next-gen developers.

Well at least sony has the excuse of forgetting they aren't in japan. Microsoft has no such alibi. It's too bad Xbox 360s have such a limited lifespan, since there's still plenty of fun to be had with that one though they will soon start becoming a rarity in favor of this.... "improved" console.

I feel like this console is almost literally made out of buzzwords.

It's ridiculous. This entire thing can be summed up in:
Basically the same matching system as the 360. You can do stuff while it's finding a match. Achievements can be added at any time.

And that's it. Everything else is utterly meaningless.

Steven Bogos:
Furthermore, you no longer have to wait in lobbies while a match is found. Players can play a game, watch TV, or listen to music while the matchmaking system works in the background.

Oh boy. I can't wait to be put on a team with the guy who left to make dinner, the idiot who decided they would rather keep watching TV, and the person who insists on waiting for whatever song he started playing to finish.

Azaraxzealot:

GenGenners:
I'm sorry, but that Smart Match system, with all the background matchmaking and match line-ups, is a really really specific sounding system. Devs will have to create their multiplayer around it, not with it. It won't get used outside of specially created league tournaments and first-party tech dem----errrmmmm, I mean games. It's the very definition of a solution looking for a problem, it's innovation for innovation's sake.

not only that but I bet it eats up bandwith like a motherfucker.

BUT DONT WORRY!

even though it looks for matches 24/7 regardless if you are playing a game, it isn't always online

So obviously this is best option to allow for DRM purposed as matchmaking have the best possible online experience.

Captcha: Make a Bee-Line, Maybe I will to the PS4, but I have enough games to last me for a good while.

Not to mention my new-ish computer is able to play some of my favorites.

MisterColeman:

Steven Bogos:
Furthermore, you no longer have to wait in lobbies while a match is found. Players can play a game, watch TV, or listen to music while the matchmaking system works in the background.

Oh boy. I can't wait to be put on a team with the guy who left to make dinner, the idiot who decided they would rather keep watching TV, and the person who insists on waiting for whatever song he started playing to finish.

This. Seriously, this stuff never works. Automatic match-making has no good track record whatsoever. We're not at that stage to hook all the right people up together on a team. They can try, and I won't say it WON'T succeed because anything is possible.. But I mean, come on, you can see where I'm coming from right? Look at all the decisions that came before this. Look at the ENTIRE thing as a whole. Do you really think THIS will be the one thing they will get right? I seriously doubt it, and I'll be VERY surprised if it has satisfactory functionality.

Shamanic Rhythm:

Steven Bogos:
uses advanced algorithms to pair players based on skill, language, and now reputation.

When you say 'language', do you mean it pairs people who speak in the same tongue or it pairs people based on the kind of obscenities they spew over their headset mic?

Because if it is the latter, this is the first good thing I have heard about the Xbone.

Exactly. If the new Xbox keeps the spewers of various racist/sexist/homophobic obscenities all together in a proper place, meaning a place far away from me, then that would clearly be the most significant achievement of this generation. However, I do not think Microsoft is actually that smart, nor do they seem particularly interested in things like poetic justice.

Steven Bogos:
"Smart Match" Smartly Matches You Against Other Xbox One Gamers

Xbox 360's matchmaking system, TrueSkill, used "skill level" as its only algorithm to match Xbox live gamers against each other. "Smart Match" is the Xbox One's Completely reengineered matchmaking system, that uses advanced algorithms to pair players based on skill, language, and now reputation.

Well, what about the number of people whose reps are ruined by try-hards and butt-hurts? Like me for instance. My rep is in the toilet based on being "too aggressive" and "bad language". I don't have a mic, how can I say something that offends them?
Also, games already had a matchmaking thing to cover all those except reputation, which is an extremely poor system at best in and off itself.

also do other stuff whiel match is being searched for? thats the worst possible thing. if i wanted to do other stuff i woudl be doing them. or do they mean match searching will take so long i can watch a movie?

Ryan Hughes:
Exactly. If the new Xbox keeps the spewers of various racist/sexist/homophobic obscenities all together in a proper place, meaning a place far away from me, then that would clearly be the most significant achievement of this generation. However, I do not think Microsoft is actually that smart, nor do they seem particularly interested in things like poetic justice.

you mean, this new matchmaknig tool, if working correctly, will make sure you play alone?

Steven Bogos:
Achievements will also detail not only when players achieved them, but how they achieved them.

...By doing what the achievement said? I don't understnad what they mean by this, is there some other way of getting an achievement?

kailus13:

Steven Bogos:
Achievements will also detail not only when players achieved them, but how they achieved them.

...By doing what the achievement said? I don't understnad what they mean by this, is there some other way of getting an achievement?

You do not understand because there is nothing to wrong with you. There is nothing to understand in that sentence it is going in a direct loop, and it is what the current system does.....

It is all double talk!

But we don't want to play games on consoles we want to watch TV and "Facbook" people and as for the constant matchmaking it will probably be done server side and not constantly eating bandwidth. If achievements amd TV is all they have to try and sell this console then they be dead games have moved to a place that's on par with boy bands for the teenybopper masses with more money than sense.

Xbox one will not work without kinnect good bye this is a 100% turn off and i will never buy anything attached to that shit ever. I wonder what all the xbox fan boi's have to say about that after ragging on Nintendo for their "gimmics".

"The matchmaking by reputation is probably the most significant change, as it will now try to match you with players who you actually enjoyed playing with in the past."

Yeah, that's not how the reputation system for the 360 works. At all. I have a near 70% negative reputation score on my XBL account due to being "aggressive" in multiplayer. Which equates to "killed some dude(tte) better than they killed me." I cannot see the rep system on the new service being any different than it is now, unless they remove negative scoring completely. Otherwise, a lot of people are going to get stuck playing with the famous XBL shitheads and not the good players.

I like this feature. The thing that drives me away from every multiplayer game is kids on your team who shoot you on the back because you got "their" vehicle or weapon of choice. I always report this mofos and other people do too, so reputatioon can go a long way in making the experience enjoyable to diferent players.

Rep-based systems for matchmaking are a really bad idea. People mark you simply for doing better than them or because they don't like your playstyle. My negative rep on XBL is 60% trash talking, though I don't use a mic when not playing with friends in parties. The rest is "unsporting," and I'm not really sure how I'm being unsporting.

Well, in a couple cases, I'm not surprised. A couple of people have frustrated me to the point I've screwed with them, but you can count those on one hand.

Shamanic Rhythm:

Steven Bogos:
uses advanced algorithms to pair players based on skill, language, and now reputation.

When you say 'language', do you mean it pairs people who speak in the same tongue or it pairs people based on the kind of obscenities they spew over their headset mic?

Because if it is the latter, this is the first good thing I have heard about the Xbone.

It's almost certainly the former.

flaviok79:
I like this feature. The thing that drives me away from every multiplayer game is kids on your team who shoot you on the back because you got "their" vehicle or weapon of choice. I always report this mofos and other people do too, so reputatioon can go a long way in making the experience enjoyable to diferent players.

Sounds great, unless those same kids start reporting you for taking "their" weapon or vehicle and you're hindered by it.

I'm curious as to what your rep is. Mine dropped from over 90% to 77% positive or neutral just by playing Black Ops 2. One of my friends has it worse, though his big crime is daring to snipe with a sniper rifle. 70% NEGATIVE. A lot of his is listed as "trash talk," too, though he almost always plays in parties with friends.

Now, consider rep is pretty meaningless now. What are people going to do when they can actively screw with your ability to play?

hmm oh cool, let's try this

*pushes button

>_>

it says that I don't 'match' with Xbox One

*abandon sale

 

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