The Trust factor


Published 30.01.2019 в 06:00 | Guide rating: 90



What is a "trust factor" in csgo?

On the 13th November 2017, Valve introduced a new system for the competetive scene with the goal of improving the matchmaking including various parameters different from the well-known Prime-matchmaking.
The "Trust factor" is basically a complex system using various sources and information to improve the game experience for honest and dedicated players.

How does it work?

When you create a lobby or you already are the lobby leader for competetive or wingman matchmaking, look at the bottom right corner (where you would see Prime Matchmaking before the update).
You will see "Use trust Factor Matchmaking to find matches".
It's already selected for you, so you don't have to select it manually.
If you prefer Prime Matchmaking, just click on the icon or the text and you will be searching for Prime matches.
How trust factor is calculated; Now this is the complex part since Valve did not reveal all factors used to determine your Trust factor, but rather gave us a hint what is used.
Times you have been reported for cheating.
It's hinted that reports for griefing also play a role.
How many time you have spent on Counter Strike: Global Offensive Time spent on playing other games A Matter of Trust So what if the Prime system was re-imagined using a wider range of factors? We started with that question, and have been experimenting with matching players using observed behaviors and attributes of their Steam account, including the overall amount of time they had spent playing CS:GO, how frequently they were reported for cheating, time spent playing other games on their Steam account, etc.
We call this system Trust, and these factors considered together form a player’s Trust Factor.
http://blog.
counter-strike.
net/index.
php/the-trust-factor/ Please note that the Trust factor used to find a match is in fact the lowest Trust factor in the lobby.
So as you can guess, if you're playing with someone who often got reported in the past or has a bad status in the Steam community, he will have a low Trust factor which is used to find a match.
("We use the lowest Trust Factor of any individual in the party for matchmaking purposes.
") This does not mean your trust level will decrease, instead, it means that you will have the same trust level as the people you are playing with (in your lobby), but once you leave the lobby, your trust level is the way it was.
Other speculated or confirmed factors that can affect your trust level: These are the factors not mentioned by Valve that may potentialy affect your trust factor VAC / game ban(s) on your account The trust factor of your alt accounts.
Valve has the information of how many alt accounts you have and calculates your trust factor based on them, too.
Your friend list.
It's quite obvious you don't want to play with someone whose friend list is full of VAC banned accounts.
The amount of forum bans / community bans (including trade bans) you received.
Considering that Valve looks outside for your hours in other games for the trust factor, it isn't too far fetched to say they will look for your bans, too.
The age of your Steam account Your cooldown level.
Repeated offenders have of course a higher cooldown level and show they rather blame the game for their cooldowns than caring to reduce it.
The amount of times you got voted to kicked (if you have a cooldown for being kicked too often this either means your cooldown level already was high or you really are the problem yourself).
Team damage you dealt in past matches.
If you are close from being kicked automatically from the server for dealing too much damage to your team or even kill 2 mates on a frequent basis you are no reliable team mate.
There are many more things that affect your trust factors but these where the ones that are most likely to be chosen by Valve.
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News/Update

During the presentation of VACnet in March John McDonald stated that Trust Factor was used about 6 months before its official release/announcement.
https://www.
youtube.
com/watch?v=ObhK8lUfIlc#t=11m16s (timestamp at 11:16) After almost 5 months after the update Valve employee John McDonald confirmed that Trust Factor is used in both Prime and Trust Factor matchmaking.
https://twitter.
com/basisspace/status/980907050942136320

Trust Factor F.A.Q

Q: What are the factors used in the new Trust Factor matchmaking system?A: We’re not providing the list of factors in the Trust Factor matchmaking system for a few reasons.
We don’t want players to have to worry about any particular action while they’re playing CS:GO or other games on Steam.
Additionally, because we’re constantly updating the Trust Factor matchmaking system, any list of factors would become out of date very quickly.
That being said, in general we’re looking at your past experience in CS:GO and on Steam, to ensure the system is as accurate as possible.
Q: Can I look at my personal Trust Factor?A: We don’t plan to display your Trust Factor – the goal is to provide a better matchmaking experience without you having to worry about optimizing anything.
In fact, in most cases knowing your Trust Factor wouldn’t be very helpful – we’ll try to match you with similar players, but like skill groups, the range of players on a server will vary depending on the time of day, your region, the maps you’re queuing for, etc.
Q: What can I do to improve my Trust Factor?A: All you need to do is be a positive member of the CS:GO and Steam community.
We’re still iterating on the Trust Factor model and adjusting the way various factors are combined, but we want to make sure that all you have to do to improve your matchmaking experience is continue to play CS:GO and other Steam games legitimately.
The more you play, the more information the system has and the easier it will be for the system to determine who you should be matched with.
Q: I used to have Prime Status.
Does that improve my Trust Factor?A: Yes! Phone numbers and CS:GO Rank are among the factors used in the new Trust Factor matchmaking system.
If you had Prime Status before, your Trust Factor will benefit from your phone and in-game experience.
If you have not linked your CS:GO account with a phone number, you should–doing so will improve your matchmaking experience.
Q: I’m a new player, will I have a low Trust Factor?A: Not necessarily.
Your Trust Factor is impacted by your experiences on Steam as well as CS:GO, so if you’ve been a positive member of the Steam Community in the past, you’ll likely enter CS:GO with a high Trust Factor.
Q: How will you know if this system is better than the previous one?A: In addition to reading player feedback, we’ve been evaluating Prime by measuring the way players interact with each other.
Objectively, we can tell that Prime is successful when players stick to their matches and report/kick each other a bit less (these tend to be good measures of a pleasant matchmaking experience).
We plan to use the same approach to evaluate the Trust Factor system.
Q: I suspect that I have a low Trust Factor because the quality of my matches is poor.
What can I do about this?A: Send us an email at CSGOTeamFeedback@valvesoftware.
com with the subject “Trust Factor Feedback” and include a description of your experience and your Steam ID.
These reports will help us improve the system.
Q: I suspect that my friend has a low Trust Factor because of the quality of my matches when, and only when, I party up with them.
What can I do about this?A: Tell them to email us as recommended above.
Be aware that when players are in a party, we use the lowest Trust Factor of any individual in the party for matchmaking purposes.

And finally

How to increase my trust factor? Just try to be a merit and don't damage your teammates, play well, get commends and avoid bans and cooldowns Source: http://blog.
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