So I'm glad to see Treyarch did absolutely nothing in terms of fixing the lag compensation. It is still the same broken system from BO1 where my enemy is consistently seeing me before I see him. So for 1 thing, if you had these problems last time, and you haven't purchased the game yet, don't buy it.
So I have to ask... With this handicap (lets call it what it is - regardless of how it comes about or who it affects, when I'm playing, other players have a handicap over me) imposed on me, literally every game, I ask you Treyarch, what can I do to make this a fair experience? The game is literally unplayable. As the game designers and makers of this game, I see no reason why it is not your responsibility to tell me how to make my game function properly.
What are some possible solutions? Do I need to purchase a PVR to record my gameplay and compare it to the theater? And before you say it - I understand that some people believe the lies (perhaps more accurately "distorted truths") that have been fed to you that the killcam and theater are not representative of what actually happens. Do we need to record gameplay from one point of view and gameplay from another players point of view to compare in real time that there's is a huge discrepancy going on here? Because Capp00 already made a fantastic video proving, without a doubt, the problems we are experience relating to lag compensation. What are my options (Aside from quitting the game)?
So given past history, Treyarch's awareness of this problem in the previous title, and inaction to correct it, they leave all of us that experience this problem no choice but to take action into our own hands. We need to modify our connection and tweak it on our end in order to attain some semblance of fair game play.
I said before this game comes out, that if it still has the same problems, other avenues (i.e. throttling bandwidth/modifying your connection) need to be explored.
And just a plea to all of you who are serious about fixing lag comp... Maccabi and other knowledgeable people about networking and connections: It appears that we spend so much time trying to educate people on the mechanics that are involved, people's misconceptions about lag compensation, and fighting over people who have different (and sometimes wrong) opinions on the subject, that what should be our main focus is diluted in the bickering. We should be (and I hate to use this word) 'entitled' to a product that functions correctly when we pay $60 for a game. I don't think that's too much to ask - just to be on a level playing field with the rest of the players - not handicapped. This isn't Call of Duty: Handicap Ops. We need to get together and put the focus on the responsible party (game developers and code writers).
(And again, to preempt people from distracting from the point at hand - face it... the game is designed by the developers primarily around multiplayer, marketed for its multiplayer features, and in all likelihood has a greater amount of people playing multiplayer than singleplayer. The idea that the game developers are devoid of any responsibility for anything relating to multiplayer is absurd.)
tl;dr - Treyarch made no effort to correct the lag compensation problems. I am still 1 second behind on what my enemy sees. It is quite frankly not fair, and makes the game unplayable. I just cant believe the irresponsibility of the game makers to put out such a flawed product. I have no faith Treyarch will even try to fix the problem, and I'm not sure where to go from here (short of quiting or returning (if possible) the game that I just purchased).