Still can't figure out party matchmaking...

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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.

That's my opinion but it should be yours ;-),
RAN
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Re: Still can't figure out party matchmaking...

in reply to RAN Kismet

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.

That's my opinion but it should be yours ;-),
RAN
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Re: Still can't figure out party matchmaking...

in reply to RAN Kismet

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.

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