It only seems to happen in parties for me searching for lobbies or in a pre game lobby.
One other time it did it mid game and my screen had orange and blue boxes all over it with words that looked like the belonged in the loading screen.
@OP I find it surprising how many people actually play infected considering the WiiU player count.
I find scrolling through the multiplayer menu stuff such as creating classes and inviting friends to have lag to it. It often will freeze up on me for a few seconds. Also the mic quality isn't that great in this game. Peoples voices often cut out for a few seconds. The sound quality just doesn't seem as clear as BO2s did. Maybe just be me
1. Wii U doesn't have 18 Player Max.
For It would be nice to large numbers; I do not see it as a major issue.
2. The Lag
The lag is killing the game. One game I am running like a mile a minute and next game I am been lapped by other players just going around a building's corner.
3. Wii Remote Issues
I transferred settings from BOP2 to Ghosts. After a few adjustments; everything is now fine. Devs do not celebrated this response because it took me six months, yes 6 months, to get the my wii remote settings right for BOPS2 and I got the game in January.
4. Lack of Players going out of TDM
Go exploring other lobbies, like Cranked, Domination. Kill/Confirm, Hardcore, and Squads. I am enjoying the other game modes and I think the variety of multi-player game types makes me givie COD Ghost a thumb-up rating. You can level up more quickly playing the objective-focused games.
I like to respond to 1 & 2...
1) It doesn't have to cuz it's a COD game. It's very chaotic running & gunning right now. You put more players there it will end up worst than running & gunning.
2) This may sound BS but I don't see lag problems on Ghosts. The lag issues encountered by some gamers were mainly caused by poor internet connection. The Wii U doesn't have wired ethernet. You need to purchase a LAN adaptor for it if you don't like going WiFi. Going WiFi will cut your bandwidth signal more than half unless you do channel bonding with your signal. If your internet connection is not that fast then it will get worst. The game is also being hosted on P2P right now which add to the problem.