According tomedia Slash Gear, Valve recently announced a major “Anti-Terrorist Elite: Global Offensive” (CS: GO) feature that will make some players prefer the game. The company will impose a default silence on players who abuse their voice communication to prevent them from pointing their own abuse at others. However, the company will warn players in advance before the penalty.
Valve announced the change on Thursday, explaining that a new approach to dealing with abusive players would help prevent ordinary non-abuse players from being blocked by users who want to avoid any abuse of voice communication. Valve said the new mute penalty would depend on user accounts, which would monitor players who received more abuse reports than other players.
When the system goes live, it notifies players who receive “more abuse reports” than everyone else. Nothing will happen if they change their behavior and no longer receive reports of abuse by other players. However, if they continue to abuse (reported by other abuses), Valve says it will be “silent” by default.
To eliminate the mute penalty, the player will need to obtain a certain amount of XP, although other players can choose to manually mute the player. Valve notes that with the new system, players can “establish their own standards of communication and ensure that their players receive anonymous feedback while offline.” “
According to the company, it has begun tracking the reports using its new system. To help this new feature work, Valve encourages its CS:GO players to start reporting when using the Misuse of Communications or Profiles option.