Privacy Settings = Cheater?
Xbox Live has a feature that, when enabled, hides a ton of information that is normally available to view to the public. Information such as the latest games the person has played, to the current Xbox Live status of the person are available to check out without the privacy settings enabled.
But along with the other info that gets hidden are the particular Achievements the person has unlocked. That goes for the times and dates of the unlocking as well. Of interest to us is why people enable the privacy settings on their Xbox Live accounts. We’ve heard a few reasons, ranging from wanting to avoid being seen on Xbox Live to prevent harassment from certain people, to simply wanting to remain private about their gaming history.
There is one big reason why some people hide that info – and despite it’s obvious nature, given a person’s Gamerscore, no one has ever admitted to it. We’re talking about hiding like rats, lest the light show how filthy and rotten they really are. Yes, some seem to want to the Achievement history that details their proclivity to cheat. Every single illegitimate unlocked Achievement, hidden from public perusement. It seems to just scream “cheater.”
Of course, since the privacy settings do not protect them from Microsoft’s scrutiny, why hide the fact that they cheat? Could they possibly be ashamed of their actions? Are they afraid of being scrutinized by the Community? Or perhaps we’re just jumping to conclusions? Are we completely mistaken about the people that hide their Achievements, and these people really aren’t trying to hide the truth about their cheating?