I'm normally the voice of reason and try to look at things from all sides, but here these past 2 days it has really gotten so bad that I am honestly about to say screw it and stop playing. First let me say that I am a HCTDM player 99.9% of the time so take that into account when addressing what is happening.
The spawn system has gotten UNBEARABLE. It doesn't matter what map it is, or who I'm playing with I will die, SPAWN DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE GUY WHO JUST KILLED ME, SPAWN AGAIN IN FRONT OF THE SAME GUY, SPAWN AGAIN AND DIE INSTANTLY. I have just literally been playing for about two hours and EVERY GAME is like this. One death will cause me to have 5. This is TOTALLY unacceptable. With one shot in HC you die, so there is NO possible chance for retaliation, or a magical health fairy like core.
Also I will literally shoot a guy and get 4-5 hitmarkers with a M8A1, M27, or Type 25 and they will shoot me with one and I die. I just got off a map on Hijacked where I had TWELVE assists. TWELVE! A player should NEVER have 12 assists unless they are spamming concussions or flashs, and the ONLY tactical I use is Black Hat. I am literally at my wits end with this. I have been a COD faithful player since the ORIGINAL COD and have logged in over 10+ days played on COD1, COD2, COD3, over 20 days played on COD4, MW2, and W@W and over 35 days played on BO. MW3 was HORRIBLE at first, but late in the game they added HC face off and I played around 3-4 days of that. Right now I have over 6 days played on BO2 and it was a little shaky at the beginning, and after about 2 weeks it played GREAT for me. Then after the update right before the DLC released it has gone straight to a steaming pile of donkey doo-doo.
This has not only been an issue for me, but the group of around 15-20 people I play with regularly as well. I don't know what they are messing with, or what they are tweaking but something needs to be fixed ASAP. I have always been a supporter of Treyarch's games and thought that Black Ops was the best in the series right after COD4. My ONLY complaint with BO was second chance in HC, but that is trivial compared to what is going on here.
I would REALLY like to see a connection based test to where if a player in a lobby has a high ping to whomever the game chooses for host the game automatically boots them from the lobby. I don't care who's feelings it hurts, or if someone cries to the parents about it. The issues with sync have GOT TO BE FIXED! I know of too many players who will use their phones for a wi-fi connection, steal hotel internet, neighbors internet, or whatever to play. If you CANNOT maintain at least a 3 bar connection you should NOT be allowed to play online. If you constantly 1-2 bar it no matter who is host, SORRY about your luck, get a job and get better internet. All these players do is worsen the experience for all of us and make the game play like crap.
I really hate to go off like this, but JESUS, whatever the coding they have used after BO they need to throw away and never look at it again. The spawn system should NEVER and I mean NEVER spawn a player in the sights of another player just to die again. With the size of the maps there is at least ONE SPOT where a player should be able to spawn without getting bullets pumped into his brain before he even gets to take a step.