If a party has people that are all from the same area, then they are more likely to get the host because their ping to each other is the most stable connection in the lobby. It will also normally throw that party up against several randoms, making the game harder because you are usually outnumbered 2-1. And the worst part of rolling solo is that they constantly chose you to fill someone elses slot in a game that's almost over. It's really anoying.
It has nothing to do with communication, the guys I'm playing with don't usually have mics on, and I generally flank around them. It's the way in which everything registers solo vs in a party. The game seems to favor everthing I do when in a party, but when playing solo the shots don't register the same. If it played the same and we did better by teamwork then I wouldn't have said anything, but we only get decent teamwork when everyone decides to put on mics, which has been rare lately.
I agree it's rediculous trying to play solo.
When I play solo, I go against parties.. constantly.
Almost every one of those matches result in a loss.
It's even worse when you consider the skill based matchmaking system.
I say that because, when im in a party.. we have the lowest kdr/spm member host the lobby.
Then we go against terrible players usually NOT in a party.
Those mostly result in a win.
This is happening to solo players.. I've been on both ends.
Wish they had regular mercenary matches and not just moshpit.
I hate clans, and with the current networking issues of extreme lag, it is made worse by clans that seemingly ALWAYS have one member that is playing the game on their iphone in a cave in Iraq somewhere and they just lag all over the place.
Also, I'd like to see some harsh penalties for teammates that think they're funny by destroying all their teammates killstreak rewards.
The only games I ever got to play lag free was when I was playing HC FFA, which is now obviously gone because if 3arc adds any more than 4 game-types to the HC playlist the world will end.
Clans need their own section. It should be assumed that if you play any game type then it's mercenary. That way clans can go up against clans and individuals can play against individuals. If we're talking "fair" then I feel that's the only way to do it.