I don't expect that this will be everyone's experience, but for me the game is basically unenjoyable now. It is a pure rage-fest. I loved the game prior to the patch even with all of its flaws. I have over 100 hours in the game and looked forward to playing, now I want to walk away from the title. Yes, I wanted the "lag" fixed. Yes, I thought SMGs were OP, but I was VERY HAPPY with the Matchmaking.
The Patch Notes posted here don't indicate that they changed Matchmaking, but they CLEARLY did. I am now consistantly at the very bottom of every single Leaderboard in EVERY lobby that I join. To the point of being ridiculous. You would think that by shear coincidence that I would sometimes end up in the middle or near the top of a Leaderboard. That used to be the case. I used to end up somewhere in the middle 3rd of the leaderboard and I was very successful (by my standards) under these conditions.
It used to be that EVERYONE in the Lobby was +/- .25 on K/D and +/- 50 points on SPM. This made for equitable games. Now, there are at least 4 players in every lobby that are +100 pts on SPM, sometimes +150 points. Think about that. In TDM, that amounts to 10-15 more kills per game! How the hell can they pair me up in a Lobby where there are 4 players that are going to average 10 more kills than me in a given game?!?
It might not be that bad if I were still in the middle 3rd of the Leaderboard, but I am almost always dead last. Litterally every Lobby with no exaggeration. When I paired up with a friend who has slightly lower stats than me last night, we were consistently the bottom 2 in EVERY Lobby and he was the Party lead.
To make matters worse, on top of screwing with the Matchmaking, the ruined the FAL and the 870. By far my two favorite guns. The FAL is unusable in Full Auto now. The 870's range was ruined. It already has the slowest cycle time and required that you not miss else you would surely be killed. It's a shotgun, it's supposed to win the battles it was winning. You're already at a disadvantage because you have to play the board in a way that you avoid any long distance engagements. Also, it seems they slowed the cycle time (which was already bad), so forget about clearing a room. You're lucky to get 1 guy in a room with multiples.
And the lag isn't fixed. It's just less noticeable. I still lose almost every head's up gun battle and am required to get all of my kills by flanking or shooting players in the back, and even then with the lousy hit detection, it's even money on whether the shot will miss (with a shotgun at close range of all things) and the player will turn around and kill me.
All of my stats have gone down as a result of playing for the last 2 days. Prior to the patch, I was basically a 1.00 K/D and 1.0 Win%, 120 SCM player. I know that's not very good, but now, I can barely break 1.0, where in reality I was playing at 1.25 K/D prior to the match and pulling my average up from what used to be a .75 K/D, .80 Win%, and 90 SCM. Now, I think I'd be happy with those crappy numbers.
My last 24 matches:
- 17-5 (only lobby I was not one of the bottom 2 players)
- 11-13 (now what I consider a "good" match)
- 11-11 (WOW a "great" run! 3 1.0's in a row! /sarcasm)
- 0-4 (game in progress)
- 0-0 (game in progress
- 8-3 (another Lobby I was in the middle 3rd)
- 13-11 (A "great" match!)
And this wasn't even the worst stretch. I'd love to take the time and go to theater and get the numbers for yesterday, because it was worse that this, if you can imagine!
I'm sure that there are players that are VERY happy with the changes because now they are being paired up with lesser players.