Why is it that everytime there's a patch to fix lag, I experience more and more lag?
When MW3 came out, I was amazed at how well the game played. No lag. At all. Everyone had four bars. Life was great.
Since then, I've experienced more and more. Until the last two days, it was at a level I could live with. Nothing more nor less than I have experienced in other games at times.
Tonight, however, I throw in my trusty MW3 disc and ... I mean, I really don't know how to explain this.
The game literally froze several times. I thought, damm, is my console giving out? So I tried a couple of other games. That "other" FPS and Black Ops? Work fine. Hell, MW2 works fine. MW3 again ... nope, freezes up again.
Now that is a true Call of Duty WTF moment.
That was after I spent a half hour trying to figure out why the heck I was only getting one bar. Tried other games. Yep. They work fine.
Restart the modem and router. That always works in one bar situations.
So the following are symptoms I experienced tonight, not necessarily in this order - and it was ONLY with MW3 ...
-- Lag. And I mean massive lag. Lag I had thought completely impossible prior to tonight. (not lag compensation, I mean full on lag)
-- Screen skipping
-- The ... chop ... chop ... chop - like a damn lawn mower running out of gas is the best way I can think of to describe it.
-- Weapon fires after i release the trigger ... what??? yup. I pull the trigger, nothing happens. Can I jump? Yes. Oh, there it goes! Now my gun shoots - after I let go of the trigger a second or two ago.
-- Reloads without the reload sequence.
-- The game would also run perfect for a minute or so at times, then suddenly drop to one bar. After various amounts of time, it would go back to four bars.
-- Long game loading time. Not in single player, only when you go to Xbox Live. And then there's another long delay when you go to a lobby. Then another long delay when you click to find a match.
-- And, finally, I am dead serious - the game literally froze up the whole damm console. The third or fourth time this happened I just gave up.
And like I said, NONE of this happened on any other game I put into the console.
This crap was not happening before. Every time there's a patch to address "lag compensation" there has been more and more lag.
I mean, you know, at some point you've got to say enough is enough. Well, I'm there. There's nothing else I can do to make sure I have the best connection I can have. And that does not even play a factor when the fact is the game worked perfect until the patches started flowing.
What the hell is going on?