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Separate players and multiplayer into "Adult" and "Children" based on an age verification system

I am tired of hearing annoying children, and little kids that almost constantly make my multiplayer experience far less enjoyable on Xbox Live. These children/and little kids, mostly children age 10-15 years old: scream loudly into their microphone, yell when killed in-game, make very annoying sounds, and from time to time may even quit right in the middle of an ongoing game.

I do not understand the lack of maturity in some of these children, and always find myself asking myself why these little kids lack both maturity, and respect for other players.

My idea is simple Microsoft needs to find a close to full proof way to authenticate age when signing-up for Xbox Live, this means the age verification must be more than just credit card information, and entering in your birth-date. Age verification must also require your social security number, and many questions questions that a child (under 18) could not easily answer, also they should even throw in any other possible way of verifying age (maybe even a voice test). I do understand that ensuring the age that someone has entered is difficult, but I think Microsoft could create a system that would prevent children from lying about their own age.

With this new system, those under 18, would be placed within the group "children", while those 18+ would then be placed within the "adults" group. Children would also only be able to play Xbox Live with other children, while also being completely separated from the adults! Thus meaning we would essentially have two Xbox Live(s)--Xbox Live for children, and Xbox Live for adults.

I know that this idea may seem crazy, but I want to hear your opinion on this idea.

Please tell me if you agree with this, or not, and please explain
your reasoning.

Feedback if appreciated! :D

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  • MasterSaphirah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ideally its great idea but children just make up profiles that say they are older. some MATURE games ive played in, the adults are just as bad. thats why MUTE is amazing. but in reality, only way to enforce age is to limit everyone to one profile for life. also, 13 is age the age requirement for making your own account which goes back to kids making other profiles that say they are older. better report system and require a credit card and email. 2 warnings then ban. increase ban if reports are continuous. i was never warned when my child had bad reports and i set it up properly. most parents are clueless and some kids just make new profiles. they dont care about gamer score. my kids lose console after i warn them once or twice.

  • KELEVRA58 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    These parents would not give their children the keys to the family car, so why do they give them the keys to the internet ?

  • KELEVRA58 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I completely agree. Adults are the players spending the big money. I am also tired of these immature kids not even learning how to play. They just scream into microphone disrupting game play.

  • TherianGreyWolf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah same with xbox 360 wish it had a update where it be seprate ugh its a pain hearing them cry scream im tired of it please update xbox 360 one last time😢💔 at least have a new dashboard like xbox one

  • jasonjeanmeiko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea! This could be the better solution for the matchmaking system. No more kiddys that scream when they got killed! :D

  • Ivan70crazy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    unfortunately this is the only way since children need protection from adults and from themselves

  • Odball69 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Use the club system. Set up your own and you control who gets in. Use mute. Stop trying to be a parent to strangers (they aren't all kids).

  • LurkingZombieX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This idea will never happen, and lets face it ive met more people over the age of 18 that are immature, team killers, people who quit games early, throw games, etc. All we need is a fix for the enforcement system. Because harassment, glitching, hacks. its obnoxious and having to deal with it is tiring.

  • amaz gamer02 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think it is a good idea but there should be a third in the middle for people 13-18 called teens

  • The Dark Scribe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think an Age verification in any MP is important as I'm seeing people in MP games that are well below age for the game.

  • IronPanda113 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be easier to implement a parental control system to monitor the games of children, along with a report choice for children not respecting the ESRB rating system.

  • HULL69er commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is no way to stop a kid playing on their parents or elder siblings account. I does seem some kids don't know how to disconnect the microphone on the headset when playing.

  • TReid1996 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would actually trust Microsoft with my SS#. But it wouldn't happen. It's very hard to keep track of the thousands of players, let alone do a really advanced age test. There are always ways around a problem. Say a father sets up his account, and it thusly placed under "adults" then let's his children play on his account. You will then have children back in the adult section. Good thought though.

  • CosmicYeti2255 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can be fixed but reason is they make it that ittle kids can't play w their friends on couch anymore only alone w cussing adults online... We r so disappointed after owning Xbox for almost 15 yrs now want to return this junk .... My kids can't play together or husband w son

  • FLIBBERTIGIBITS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This doesn't really affect you unless you let it. It is very easy to mute players that are in your game. I understand that they can be very annoying but once you press the mute button it is gone. So really I don't entirely think this would help. Plus I don't think many children have their correct age set on their account so this wouldn't work for them either. Overall I don't thinkthis idea can be implimented well on the current console and we will probably have to wait for the next xbox console before it can be implimented correctly.

  • Valcour86 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In theory it would be nice, however it's easier to just mute them and play on. We can't be every kids parents letting them act the ways they do.

  • M3tal Daz3 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Xbox gaming community is an open environment regulated by the code of conduct. All should have the same courtesy and the same respect for the rules regardless of age.

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