It's the game it is NOT you or your connection. The game is so inconsistent it is difficult to get good games all the time. You just have to maximise the rare occasions the game plays well for you.
Lat night on KC (the only game type that Elite records stats for on my Elite) I had games of 18-7 8-6 14-7 11-8 7-8 38-20 and then I couldnt hit the side opf a barn. Very average below average scores but to go from that to not been able to get a kill for over 5 games (backed out because they were so bad) just frustrates me.
Im very close to giving up on the game to but i have another couple of months rehab after an operation. I keep putting in the disk hoping. Gives me a few decent games then bam, back to the lag spikes and swings and insta deaths and WTF moments.
I think they have catered for the "younger" fan base this time around so that pretty much anybody regardless of skill level will have some good games.
Cheers good luck
I will agree for the most part gimping your connection is a myth
But it is not 100% myth
I found that my internet connection was a lot better than my clanmates and friends 30meg up 5 meg down and a ping of under 25 ...and that is from the east coast to the west coast
Lag was present at times and drove me crazy while playing solo, but some games were good, where i noticed little or no lag .....
But when i started partying up with my friends the game went to hell....instantly (i play very little solo, as i like just BS-ing with my friends)
I had got to the point i was ready to trade the game
Then I read a post about changing the QoS setting my router.....i tried was the guy posted......his recommendations were to low .....it made the game worse
BUT i did think about what he said in the post........so i started asking my friends to tell me what Bandwith they showed from the options menu (then hit the select button for Info)
I was showing 3743kbps my freinds reported readings from around 600kbps to 1100kbps ......i did an average of 8 or 9 friends and came up with the number of 850kbps ..... so i set my upload bandwith in the router to 900kbps
This made playing in a Party a lot better, i now enjoy seeing the guys sign on and us partying up
Is the LAG gone....NO but i do feel like i stand a chance in 90% of the games.......yes there are still some games that make me want to throw the controller and bust the console .....but not as many
did this help me when i play solo......a little maybe .....
I assume when i am playing solo, i am matched with players who have a simular connection ....so i should not see a big difference
But in partys it did make a BIG difference ......so there is a little truth in the MYTH
WiFi will raise your ping the further you get from the router. Doesn't really help since the game is very inconsistant. Since you can't really tell what the host connection is like, the best way to see the inconsistancy is when you are host. You know you're host when you load into the game earlier than everyone else, and can even check the player list to see this. I've been host many times and see both advantage and disadvantage, and it really seems like it has nothing to do with lag. It feels like the game is programmed to give certain people a momentum advantage randomly. Ever notice a game wher the lag flips to the other team? I don't think it's lag.
Yep, seen that many times, play a game and start off doing really well then all of a sudden you cant take down your trousers nevermind the enemy.
Ive also seen it go the other way where I have had a reall bad start then all of a sudden Im ion god mode and cannot be killed.
Kind of like hey if we make sure everybody does "OK" sometimes then we may get more DLC sales.
Or am I paranoid? lol
I think there was a similar problem in black ops 1 as well, not nearly as bad as this one but they have completely ****** up on this one and are refusing to acknowledge there is an issue, they either dont play it online or they do and dont really know what to do about it. or they plain just dont care because they already have your money.
**** you Treyarch
Im just preying that the new 1.05 patch will address the lag compensation in the game and make it playable like mw3...... This patch for me will be the big decision weather to Buy or not to buy the new DLC....
There is nothing they will do to modify the program that balances latency, what they have done (from reading the xbox version) is that they are modifying your searching preference to stay in your continent unless you play with the "any" search option.
This should improve connection but will not guarantee the game will be that amazing thing.
I gotta be honest, this game works better for me than MW3 every did. Last few days it's been running pretty good for the most part on my end. I found this strange, usually double xp weekends are double the lag. I'm sure it's a fluke though, and I'll go back to raging tonight.
The lag comp seems broken in this game. You are either at an advantage, or a disadvantage, and face to face encounters are rarely "fair". It just seems crazy to me, to add all these bells and whistles on a system that is 8 years old and expect these consoles to play host. Then again, PC version has dedicated servers, and people have the same issues there.