Valve finally admitted that the "bombardment check" on the pair (leaving the guards of negative reviews for questionable reasons) is a big enough problem for a man to clean up occasionally. According to today's blog in the trade, when a large, anomalous rating group that scores the results results, Valve will investigate "these people." If they decide that the reasons listed in this period are sufficiently false to be considered "out of the question," then that whole review set will no longer affect the overall rating and the developer will be notified, though no reviews will be removed. Of course, all of this depends on Valve's definition of "outside the topic".
This "off topic" definition is predictably indefinite. "We are defining the bumper for a non-topic view as the focus of those reviews on a topic that we find unconnected with the likelihood that prospective buyers will be happy if they buy the game." Although they do not give many examples of what is appropriate to this definition, they consider that complaints about EULA changes or DRM systems "outside the topic" are thus excluded. As the preview bomber filtering system excludes a certain set of ratings from count to total rating, it will also filter out all legitimate reviews over that period, but at least it will be in the time that the real people of blood and meat have chosen,
How new review graphs will look like.
I admit that this is a small step in the right direction, no matter how late it is. Valve's previous attempt to solve the problem was just pointing out the sight bombs on the timeline of customer reviews, the move I felt ironically paid more attention to what the angry mob ruled about that day. For users who enjoy seeing the results of scoring horribly for horrible reasons (the great adventure of horror Devotion is devastated after a mild political critique has been found), Valve will offer the ability to ignore this new filtering and counts each review as well.
User reviews are a sad part of the Steam store ecosystem. If the game does not capture enough user reviews, it is not allowed to access a whole set of social features in the store, including showcases, trading cards, etc. – a problem that has hit Wandersong and many others. They do not have enough network views that give you much lower rankings in the store search rank and have many negative reviews – no matter what the reason – bumps the game down below many lists. User reviews may sometimes be useful, positive or negative – Rick Lane was deeply intoxicated last year about the reasons people use the system.
It will only be time to show whether Valve's eye exam teams are able to clean things or whether they will face handheld issues and allow the user to retrieve some of the games' results. I'm also concerned that more attention will be devoted to large, profitable publishers who complain to small bombers on small, independent developers who are more vulnerable to such antiquities. I hope I'm just groundless cynical here, and that everything works under this new system, but we just have to wait to find out.