Perusing through new and old threads regarding the faults and benefits of this game and past CoD games and recalling statements made by numerous individuals, I am left wondering.....
While most players have noticed some lag in both the past two iterations, there appears to be a disparity between connection, the experience, and each of the two games. What I notice most though is something I find very peculiar.
Players who like BLOPS 2 that they consider one of the better iterations see minimal lag problems in game, and yet when they describe MW3 they mention how horrible and awful their lag experience was in MW3. As a result, they consider MW3 one of the worst CoD games.
Players who liked MW3 moreso, seem to have experienced lesser degrees of the present lag in MW3, and TONS of lag issues in BLOPs 2. So they consider BLOPs 2 one of the worst CoD games.
Now...I don't know if this is entirely a Treyarch vs IW thing. Yes fanboyism does exist...but their seems to be two very large parties whos experiences are almost black and white between these two games. Which got me thinking...
Could the code handling smoothing and latency within BLOPs 2 and MW3 be so different that they somehow managed to come across two distinct playerbases of net infrastructure that their experiences mirror each other. In other words...are the Net provider and infrastructure that allows them their internet experiences so different in areas...that somehow both companies managed to stumble upon two groups, where the specfic net engines do not work well for each of these respective types of players?
Given the basis of net technology I wouldn't think the infrastructure could create such a vastly different experience. I ask this...because I myself had some lag issues in MW3, but it was never as bad as some have made it out to be from my point of view. In fact, when the second patch update arrived in january in MW3 with the updated infection mode, my lag problems almost seemed to cease entirely in MW3(there were still some instances...but rare). I stopped playing well before TU23, but I didn't even need patches up to TU23 to have little trouble.
Meanwhile my experience in BLOPs 2 just seems to get worse and worse with the patches and DLC.
How do others feel? Are your experiences similar? With virtually mirrored instances of lag difficulties? Did you like BLOPs 2 but hate MW3 or vice versa?