Have two separate options. One to follow someone and one to send actual friend request. It would be cool if we could get a notification when we receive friend requests too.
On Jan. 11, I had 160 followers, an ordinary amount I've had for years. Today, Jan. 14, I am currently at 930 followers and this number continues to grow. I am not a famous gamer and I definitely do not deserve these followings. Most of which, the profiles indicate I am their only friend. I receive over a 100 notifications a day and am spammed with gaming and party invites. I believe that disabling followers in general should be an option, especially for parents trying to keep their children's privacy. I believe that a better way of doing this for the entire community would be to have "friend requests" again, which was seen on the xbox 360. Though, in cases like mine, I would hope there wouldn't be an excess of requests which need to be declined over and over. I have talked to the xbox support team and they told me that my only option is to block over 800 people individually until the xbox team gives us a setting to change this. I hope the xbox team considers this disable option and makes it viable soon, as well as figuring out why several accounts (including mine as well as some of the comments posted below) are receiving hundreds of followers for no reason. Two separate issues that must be addressed ASAP, please. There should definitely not be a limit to friends either. If someone wants 1000 friends, let them. Our subscriptions should not limit us, but should not also allow anyone to see our activity without our permission.
Its FearTheBear commented
I don't feel like going back to 100 friends is needed. Let people add as many as they want. Just don't allow then to add you if you don't want them to. Famous streamers and Youtubers benefit from letting people freely add them to be followed better and let their followers know what they're up to, but normal players could do better with just the classic friend request system. So having the ability to choose to allow people to add you or have them send you a friend request first would be the best choice.
I think just Friend Request is good enough. And honestly 1,000 friends is way too many. Go back to the 100 limit!!!!
You can add me to the list of players who would like to have some sort of accept/decline system for followers.
MissBehaving x commented
I do agree there should be a separate follow and friend REQUEST system. For those complaining about being in random people's list and getting messages you can easily change your settings to appear online visible to friends, and receive messages from friends only. There, problem solved.
It is beyond absurd to realise that I have no ability WHATSOEVER to constrain ANYONE from adding themselves to my Friends list!
WHAT THE EVER LIVING F--K!!?!?!?!!!?!?!
Here's a clue for you gawdamned morons -- *I*, as in *ME*, as in, the OWNER of this PAID-UP *SUBSCRIPTION* account, am THE *ONLY* PERSON ON EARTH who's qualified to determine WHO MY FRIENDS ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOBODY ELSE should be able to do anything more than ASK ME for the privilege of getting onto that list, and I should have the INHERENT ABILITY TO SAY **NO** BEFORE you dumb arseholes just stick them there without even notifying me of the gawdamned REQUEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FFS someone with a brain and an iota of common effing sense needs to fix this obscene oversight ASAP!
Having and allowing people to just add you as a friend without confirmation or acceptance of the friend add is down right a complete invasion of privacy. There are FCC rules that protect us from these types of things, such as unlisted phone numbers. I want to decide who get to add me as a friend. I am inundated with friends that follow me that I have no clue who they are and I do not play enough to even know that this is happening. I can feel a class action lawsuit coming on this.
They don't. They had it on the Xbox 360, but no longer on the Xbox One. I swear, Xbox One may have been quite some steps forward, but also a few backward.
jesse james 199 commented
They have this...
bring back the old style friends request please.
This does need happen
Ya Boi CrazyX commented
This needs to happen!
I like the option to follow or be followed. This would be a fun thing to have,
J MA5TA commented
Just to make another point. Xbox One X will be here Nov. 7th. Some people are getting reluctant to buy one because of the announcments that games will run in naive 4k etc. etc. Phil's constant dismissal of the importance of FPS (frames per second) within games has made some of us question how much you actually game Phil. Love ya to death buddy but pay attention...You're in management now. We took a big hit from the Xbox One launch and still to a degree feeling the bumps from it. And yes I said we (Loyal Xbox Gamer) Let's not stunt the potential growth of the new system before it gets here. Listen to those of us who have been here since Grandpa Xbox (The Xbox) came out. Hook us up buddy we'll keep lovin ya for it. FYI....I've converted give or take 30+ (I don't really keep track) people to join the Xbox community. Doesn't seem like much but considering I'm surely not the only one, I think small already been tested and suceeded features like friends request could and should be implemented ASAP. It's a no brainer Phil. You can do it buddy. You da man. Now back to our regularly scheduled programs...Again.
Sorry for the long wind. Flaustration kicked in after yet another block fest today. Just sayin Phil!!!
Christy Gaming commented
Guess what, this afternoon I just got added by a BOT! I got added by one of those bots like in Skype that attempt to scam people but on Xbox! I mean, this is beyond stupidity now. I can't do anything about that! Bull-f***ing-s***!
I could not agree more with this! We should be allowed to hve friends based on our discretion aka no one should be able to just add you as a friend. This makes the entire privacy option point less to set to friends when anyone can add you as a friend without your ability to accept or decline.
We need a god damn request system in place ASAFP. I'm sick and tired of random people adding me and spamming me with messages and invites. I have to waste around 45 minutes of my life each week removing/blocking people who follow me around and spam the absolute *** out of me. All i want to do is play games with my friends and not have to worry about getting spammed while playing. I'm all for making new friends but I'd like to actually decide who goes on my friends list and whose i go on for myself after i talk/play with them. Make friend requests a thing again for god sake... It's beyond taking the *** at this point...