1 tip for partys that seems to help reduce lag

Call of Duty Black Ops II Playstation 3

1 tip for partys that seems to help reduce lag

First off i know there is no way to make lag go away completely

But for me i noticed when i was playing in a party with my friends lag was more of a problem than when i played solo

A buddy from another clan suggested that every member of our party (clan) set the game search option to "BEST" ..... i thought his would be something everyone would already have done......buit i found out that several members of my clan did not even know about this option

To find this option (to those that dont know)  sel;ect the game mode you want to play and just before you hit the button that searches for that game ....look at the bottom of the screen .....you will see search preferences select it and you have three options  'Any"   "Good" (this this the default) and "Best"

I set mine to best when the game came out and just forgot about the option until my friend was talking about it

we were in a party of 6 and was spread out accross the USA  IE  Tenessee, Alaska, Colorado, Texas, and Montana ......I was the party leader (Tennessee) when he asked if we all had our serach options set to best.......I told him Yes I had it set to best, ...any why did it matter if the rest of the party did or not

he said he had no clue, but his clan was like ours ...from all over the place and it they all set it that way and it seemed to help

So we all backed out of the party so the ones that didnt know about the option could make the changes ........we joined back up, and I could tell a good bit of differnce in the lobbies we found and that the Lag was not as bad

It has been 4 days since we did this as a group and while LAG is still present at times, but it is easier to deal with

as to the why it helped i have no clue......and would not think it would ....but it did

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Re: 1 tip for partys that seems to help reduce lag

Thanks man. Playing in a party seems to increase lag for me so I'll definately tell my friends to change their search preferences to best

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Re: 1 tip for partys that seems to help reduce lag

in reply to BukLau101

if it helps let me know....

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Re: 1 tip for partys that seems to help reduce lag

Will do

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Re: 1 tip for partys that seems to help reduce lag

I'll have to have a talk with my friends and see if they know about this. I set my to Best when the game came out too and it never seemed to do anything. In fact when I switched it back to Good it I seemed to have better luck with matches.

I'll definitely try this out

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Re: 1 tip for partys that seems to help reduce lag

in reply to Ghamorra

when my friend told me about them trying this, i thought BS, that it should be everyone is tied to the party leader .....and thus be tied to his/her settings ....

but after several nights of playing it does seem to help ......its not perfect........but most of those WTF or WTH moments are not happening to us

the only thing we concluded was something in the programming might let the server use the settings from other party members if needed......to get us in a game quicker

the only downside we have saw is it sometimes takes us twice as long to find a lobby, but once we get it ...all agree its worth the a few extra minutes (seconds LOL)

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