An interesting interview from Kotaku was posted earlier today which featured Treyarch’s Director of Communications John Rafacz.
He starts by explaining Boot Camp: “There are three components to it,” he explains. “There’s a thing we call boot camp.
“Boot Camp is a mix of human and AI players versus a mix of human and AI players for full XP credit for the first ten levels. You are actually ranking up. Beyond level 10, once you pass that threshold, you start earning half XP. Then there’s bot stomp which is just you and your buddies wailing on the AI.”
Rafacz goes onto to discuss why Black Ops 2’s matchmaking will deliver on what they have said:
“That’s what gave rise to the thing we’re calling league play. This is a more robust matchmaking system. On day one you start playing and after a short while it starts to rank you. This is where we start matching you with people of like skill. Hopefully someone new to the game won’t be matched up against a true master.”
Rafacz continues on how they try to ‘control players’ from being offensive:
“The ability to report players for offensive language, offensive emblems, all of that will be in place. There’s a certain extent to which we hope people will be able to police themselves, and there’s no way we can personally account for bad apples, so we try and give people the tools to help people help themselves.”
“We’re trying to make sure people are focusing toward a more co-operative style of game.”