Host is the most frustrating position to be in for me. Obviously its different for eveyone. Since there is so much "migrating hosts", I'ld imagine there are a lot of players that experience a disadvantage and rage quit.
Host=God Mode for me
Everytime I pull host, I know the other team is gonna take a beating on my behalf. Love that 1/4-1/2 second extra I have to react. I'm just glad I dont have host issues like the rest of you complaining.
Oh and I run Verizon Fios 20/10 with a ping around 11.
Host is awesome for me. I regurarly think to myself "I should have died then" when i'm playing.
1 I hate host having host. I know it could kick me at any time and count as a loss even if everyone is on a 4 bar.
2 Tmartan is a leech he gets all the info from charlie intel and most of all reddit. Then he acts as it is his own if I do belive. If yous want to hear about this stuff earlier I recommend going n reddit yourself and I do believe driftor is a good stat guy.
personally I do belive Tmartan has helped ruin COD, with all these tips and tricks stuff. All these random ass lines of sight and other BS, it may be there in the game but he exploits it
I quit every time I notice that I'm host. Whether its the begining of a game or after a host migration. I don't care how I'm doing or if my team is winning or losing. Being host a joke.
I wouldn't use Tmartn's video as a valid explanation of "lag compensation and networking." He states that switching off theater mode improves lag however this NO option in BO2 to disable theater mode so I doubt he received ALL info from Treyarch developer.
In terms of host lag, it's a different experience amongst players. For the most part, I don't have issues hosting most of the time and I get host about 80% of the time. It also depends on who you're being matchmaked with.
For those who dashboard when host, it's a douche move just because the match isn't in your favor. Simply leave the match, allow for host migration so the other players can continue to enjoy the match and then find another lobby.
I didn't enjoy hosting in MW3 but I didn't dashboard just because of it.
The problem with being host, especially with someone with a good internet like me (95down, 50 up, ping from north jersey to Philly in 11ms with no packets lost) is that everyone else gets compensated, so where i see them on the screen is not actually where they are. emptying half a clip to a full clip into someone without getting a hit marker is a common occurrence for me. If that happens to me, i usually do the reload trick to see if I'm host, and if i am i dashboard because the game is unplayable for me.
Sometimes yes and sometimes no.
I've had games where I was host and the connection was great. Keep in mind I can't tell you if it would've been better if I wasn't host and neither can TMartn. I've also had games that were horrid to be host where I backed out and rejoined the same game getting a far better connection.
Well for instance in the game I'm talking about with the video, I was doing far better before the host migration, then after that and I was given host my score went down the toilet!