Im from México City and I have had this problem since launch,I can only play with the same people in my country,its frustating,as the user above me I never had these problems with other games like modern warfare2,gears3,PLEASE FIX IT!!! also I have my nat type set to open!! there shouldnt be any problem!! PLEASE GHANDI read this!!!
the hotfix really works great. Now I don't have to play with my low latency fellow germans but can host a bunch of players from all over europe and beyond. Since 90% I'm picked as host and everybody but me got less bars I can prove how badass I am and compensate their 1 sec+ advantage. Really good stuff.
On a more serious side you might consider this. Some of those regions you take care of right now are not even supported by XBL and they are only able to connect with fake accounts.
Also, if a country has not enough players to get in decent matches, this means Activision is not selling that much units. So by ruining the gameplay of countries that buy millions of COD copys you are doing your company no favour.
I thinkt the best solution for future CoD games would be when the game will be Region Locked, and countries with low population should get dedicated servers, this way both sides will win and nobody will be screwed.
With Region Lock On, i had no lag, everything was perfect just like playing on a dedicated server, p2p isn't that bad as people say, it depends on with which people you play.
Just my 2 Cents.
Hi Ghandi, writing from Italy.
I agree with Erwsisa and DerGeraeee.
During the week with region locked search I have played better too because I have played mostly with Italian people.
My weekly kd increased from 1.20 to 2.00.
Instead, from december the 23, when you pushed the change to the playlists that improved matchmaking for those players in countries or territories with a low Xbox 360 MW3 playing population, until last week, my kd and in general my performances are decreased.
So I am asking, now that you put again the change that improve matchmaking, if it is possible to have both options. One for people like me that prefer to have local search (i can't play with people from germany, poland, uk, france, sweden, norway, russia, etc..), and one for people who play in countries with low population.
It is frustrating to have my perfomances (1.20 to 2.00 kd) so influenced by connections/matchmaking options, so i think that the better way is to give people the possibility to choice which kind on matchmaking options is better for them to enjoy the game.
I agree with you Demultanocte, a choice to turn the Region Lock ON / OFF would be a very nice feature, the lag destroys the enjoyement of the game for me and my friends, some of them have already stopped playing this game because its unplayable due to the lag.
@Ghandi, i appreciate that you care about the game and i fully understand that people from remote areas should also be able to enjoying this game, the thing is, without region lock the game is unplayable.
Ghandi, please find a solution for this so everyone can enjoying the game how he deserves, till then i will stop playing the game and won't buy the upcoming DLC, same goes to my friends, the game is good and its fun to play when lag doesn't exist, i would really like to play the game more and buying the DLC but its just not fun being 1-2 seconds behind, bullets don't register and such.
Have a nice day.
There's the problem! In order to extend the playerbase of a low populated country they have to join matches from higher populated countries. If there is the option of a region lock, everybody from high populated countries will enable it naturally and lock out those foreign players so it would be the same as before.
Matchmaking is still not fixed for Poland. I made a video just 2 hours ago - you can see how fast the matchmaking is on PS3 and how it is broken on XBOX.
VIDEO - read the description please.
I hope the video and its description will help you to diagnose and fix the problem. Good luck!