Try again, Kiddo.
The ecosystems of online fighting games often lead to intense coincidences and intense emotions, both positive and negative, that can encourage or frustrate us so much that we feel the need to tell the opposition exactly how we feel about their game.
Microsoft recently updated its Community Guidelines page where it described the new guidelines that Xbox players should try to keep within their behavior for online interactions, messages, traps, clubs and more. They also give some examples of what kind of junk talk the company finds acceptable jokes and what crosses the line into harmful, toxic or harbadment.
Telling players that they have the "potato goal" to get good results, that they had a low price or that they were destroyed are perfectly used in these scenarios, although they are just simple examples.
Microsoft sees the typical trash talk as "cheerful or bluff jokes that focus on the game in question and encourage healthy competition." Mixing threats, insults, custom attacks and counting players is a step too far for the holders of the platform.
"Harbadment includes any negative behavior that is personalized, disruptive or makes someone feel uncomfortable or insecure" according to Xbox community standards.
However, this does not mean that you are forbidden to send your friends or be rude to players who are familiar with any medium. Microsoft seems to be trying to make matches between strangers and a more positive experience and environment to keep playing.
Xbox examples go beyond messages, since they are players who do not make clubs with others, start a broadcast with the intention of making fun of someone or do things like flooding voice chat with music or other sounds.
"Standards are a new set of rules, but they are a call to action that allows each player to evaluate their behavior and adjust accordingly to be a force for good," Microsoft said through Polygon and reported by The Verge.
Players who go against the code of conduct and are reported to face punishments such as warnings, limited / suspended access to online services and messages, and restrictions on joining / accessing matches and clubs. Microsoft can also permanently ban repeat and / or serious offender accounts, causing them to lose all badociated content.
Below you can find some of Microsoft's examples of acceptable and harmful garbage chats, along with possible penalties for violators based on different violations.
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Potential profile or restrictions of the account for violations
• Restrictions on the use of online multiplayer games.
• Elimination of Xbox text and voice messages.
• Blocking voice and text communications in real time on Xbox
• Avoid transmission or live game.
• Restrictions on the use of parties and clubs.
Potential Xbox Live restrictions for violations
• Blocks the ability to load game clips and screenshots on Xbox Live
• Restrictions to upload or share Kinect content
• Remove inappropriate content from Xbox Live
• Automatic badignment of a new gamertag.
• Limits on the ability to share Xbox content on other social networks
• Elimination of the ability to edit your Xbox profile or clubs
Repeated or severe offenses
• We can permanently suspend a profile or device if we can no longer rely on it due to a serious infraction, or if our attempts to correct negative behaviors are unsuccessful. During a permanent suspension, the owner of the suspended profile has all the licenses for games and other content, the Gold membership time and the balances of the Microsoft accounts.