An interesting interview from Kotaku was posted earlier today which featured Treyarchâ€™s Director of Communications John Rafacz.
He starts by explaining Boot Camp: â€œThere are three components to it,â€ he explains. â€œThereâ€™s a thing we call boot camp.
â€œBoot 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 thereâ€™s bot stomp which is just you and your buddies wailing on the AI.â€
Rafacz goes onto to discuss why Black Ops 2â€²s matchmaking will deliver on what they have said:
â€œThatâ€™s what gave rise to the thing weâ€™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 wonâ€™t be matched up against a true master.â€
Rafacz continues on how they try to â€˜control playersâ€™ from being offensive:
â€œThe ability to report players for offensive language, offensive emblems, all of that will be in place. Thereâ€™s a certain extent to which we hope people will be able to police themselves, and thereâ€™s no way we can personally account for bad apples, so we try and give people the tools to help people help themselves.â€
â€œWeâ€™re trying to make sure people are focusing toward a more co-operative style of game.â€