2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2013 12:06 PM by vims1990 RSS

    Still can't figure out party matchmaking...


      For me, COD is as much social as it is about the game. I enjoy the time with friends I have made over the years... but BO2 is making it a challenge because party matchmaking just doesn't work right.


      It seems to find the first match based on the party leader's ping. A host is selected. The game is played Game ends... players leave... new players enter... and a host is selected.


      How do people who join the game search?

      Is it to the host's ping?

      Is it anyone in the room?

      Why does it always find a host in between games if the previous host stays?


      However it works... it doesn't work well.


      And is the biggest issue with this game.

        • Re: Still can't figure out party matchmaking...

          I am flat out convinced it will fill rooms based on ping to anyone currently in the room...


          ... otherwise there is no need to look for a "best host".


          And the constant changing of hosts between matches makes it impossible for a room to remain stable and playable for any length of time.


          * Search based on party leader.

          * Fill rooms based on ping to host.

          * Quit changing host unless he leaves.


          Problem solved.

          • Re: Still can't figure out party matchmaking...

            All I know from playing with parties often is that the game seems to pick the party leader as host most of the time.


            You could give party host to a player with a connection not suitable for hosting (i.e low bandwidth, high ping etc) and they'll still end up hosting for some odd reason.


            So if you're playing in a party, it's best to pick someone who has a suitable connection for hosting.