This is quite possibly the greatest thing ever (it’s kinda, sorta been attempted before, but whatever – I’m going to post about it as though it’s completely original and innovative) and a wonderfully simple solution to griefing online. It comes courtesy of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Basically, if you’re one of those losers who can’t handle seeing a defeat screen at the end of your punch up and elect to drop out of the match (i.e. you ragequit like a massive tool) prematurely, MvC 3 will remember. Do this too many times and it’ll then punish you in the most gloriously appropriate way possible: by only pairing you up with other ragequitting douschnozzles like you.
If only Call of Duty, StarCraft II and other games with online multiplayer would implement something similar. Locking Internet sinners in a circle of Internet hell that is suited to their Internet sins seems like a damn fine idea. That way every abusive, camping racist out there would be shoved into a dark, dank little corner of the gaming world populated only by other abusive, camping racists. It’d be kinda like shoving all the turds who ruin competitive (and even cooperative) multiplayer into a box labelled “Beware – Turds Inside” and never letting them see the light of turd-less gaming ever again. I’m not entirely sure that would work though, because sometimes it seems like there’d be very few people left playing on the regular, asshole-free servers were that the case.