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Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« on: February 07, 2010, 04:56:55 PM »
End of Halo 2 could mean 100-friends max is ending

Microsoft's decision to disable Xbox Live for original Xbox games could mean that the long-hated restriction on the Xbox Live Friends List could be lifted.

Currently you can only have 100 Friends on your list, and increasing this is by far the most-requested feedback Microsoft receives about Xbox Live.

Microsoft's gone on record in the past that the Xbox 360 friend cap is mostly down to backwards compatibility with the old console. Now that compatibility is history, maybe the limit is too.

There's been no mention of this in today's shutdown announcement, merely that the change will enable "new features." But Microsoft has gone on record to say that backwards compatibility is one of the reasons the cap remains.

Xbox group product manager, Aaron Greenberg said of raising the cap back in 2007: "There's some interdependencies. Some things like original Xbox games have friends lists hard coded in, so there's things we gotta work through, but we'll get it figured out, it's something we want to do."

A separate story cited well-placed sources who claimed that Halo 2 was the specific stumbling block.

Greenburg commented on the limit again last year: "I can't commit to when that will happen, but that is something we want to do," he said. "It's definitely something we're looking at expanding and, as this social network grows, we've absolutely heard the pleas for that. It's on the list."

Would be a good E3 announcement, wouldn't it?


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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 06:33:46 PM »
i never really understood the problem with the 100 friends cap. maybe its just me, but im only at around 70 friends. ive only messaged 30 or 40 of them and the rest i barely remember who they are........maybe im not sociable enough.

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 08:36:49 AM »
i've got about 70 and only about 20 or 30 really count as they're people i play with on Friday nights, so i could quite happily delete some.

Some people have loads though!

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 08:57:11 AM »
96 for me, i was at 100 until i realised that 4 people no longer had their 360's so i deleted them.

Of the 96, around 20+ are people I see on a regular basis, Tara & Robox included, then of course there are all the 360DF members, 40+, around 10 are people from an online PES League i used to use a lot and still game with from time to time.  The rest are just people that added me after random matches on Lost Planet, Gears & Gears 2, could do with removing a few of them.


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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 11:04:14 AM »
My friendslist contains you lot and a load of 13-19 years olds that are friends of my children.
Also a few random people because I have been in magazines and I also have a UK frag Doll member on my list.  :)
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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 12:14:04 PM »
I got a few fiend requests after we were in 360 gamer mag and I might end up deleting them.Oh wait,arn't they members here now?Oh well,cancel that then! :P
I've got about 70 friends now and coz some keep changing their GT,I forget who's who.
Will have a cull one day!

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 05:05:11 PM »
I got a few fiend requests after we were in 360 gamer mag

Could be the best thing you lot ever did, coz i joined soon after, now aren't you happy about that :P



My friendslist contains you lot and a load of 13-19 years olds that are friends of my children.
Also a few random people because I have been in magazines and I also have a UK frag Doll member on my list.  :)

Is it Kirsten Kearney? she's my future wifey  ;D

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 06:31:43 PM »
Of course we are happy Failed. Care in the community and all that ;)

Yeah thats her and she added me just after we put the 360 DF in the mag thenm asked me if I would do a Gears 2 review.  :) I dont think they are together anymore (fragdolls UK)
She holds a world record for CoD or something for gaming 24 hours non stop...I could easy beat that :)
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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 06:47:19 PM »
I could easy beat that too though not on COD and not on the 360  :)


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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 02:22:49 AM »
I got a few fiend requests after we were in 360 gamer mag

Could be the best thing you lot ever did, coz i joined soon after, now aren't you happy about that :P



My friendslist contains you lot and a load of 13-19 years olds that are friends of my children.
Also a few random people because I have been in magazines and I also have a UK frag Doll member on my list.  :)

Is it Kirsten Kearney? she's my future wifey  ;D

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2010, 05:03:12 AM »
The upper echelons of famedom?? A Tibetan monastery? Exploring the vast Ocean on a boat made of spoons?

Is this a trick question NeuroticAnus?

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2010, 01:35:18 PM »
The upper echelons of famedom?? A Tibetan monastery? Exploring the vast Ocean on a boat made of spoons?

Is this a trick question NeuroticAnus?

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 02:59:44 PM »
I got a few fiend requests after we were in 360 gamer mag

Could be the best thing you lot ever did, coz i joined soon after, now aren't you happy about that :P



 This is  when I also joined! ;D

My friendslist contains you lot and a load of 13-19 years olds that are friends of my children.
Also a few random people because I have been in magazines and I also have a UK frag Doll member on my list.  :)

Is it Kirsten Kearney? she's my future wifey  ;D

 
Kirsten Kearney. I used to message her all the time with a FR. She no longer writes for 360Gamer or the Fragdolls, She changed her Gamertag as well, And her address. Some people just don't appreciate my friendship... :P

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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2010, 05:26:11 AM »
Her gamertag is the same Sambo
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Re: Could MS be raising the Friends List cap?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2010, 10:05:49 AM »
do you think she'd appreciate me proposing to her over xbox live ?

 

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