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 multiplayerwould 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 worldpopulated 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 gamingever 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.