I have no clue what he means, but I submit my Elite page to the forums for scrutiny. You wont find anything, other than jumping into and out of tons of games trying to find a decent one with little lag, which last time I checked wasnt cheating...
i have quite a few games like this where i play for a few and decide to cut bait on the bad connection.
Its bad for me and my team if all I am doing is collecting deaths and taking up a slot. So i choose to bail out to a new lobby if its clearly unplayable.
I dont see the point in playing matches with bad connections if I can find a lobby where Im the one getting the lag comp rather than someone else. Or at least find a lobby with somewhat fair connections for everyone. No point in getting fussed over a bad lobby when you can always leave.
Hold on Honch, keep pesting him the more you continue he gives more hints lol. ok I got QoS, and now what else do you do lol. Let me stop
After the last patch, I was having great games going solo being a 4 bar in every game. When I'd team up then the lag would increase and I'd drop down a bar or two even though my friends are all local. About a week passed and now it's switched. I won't even bother to play going solo anymore because it's too frustrating.
But this is all after the last patch. So I don't get how it can change unless something is being done on IW's end which wouldn't surprise me. And it's almost always a turn for the worst.
Oh, and I almost forgot why I came in here in the first place. Cowboy have you tried leading the party vs having one of your distant friends being party leader? Even though its not supposed to work like that for matchmaking, my group (who are pretty spread out, even further than yours) has found that some peoples internet route traffic cross country better than others. So it makes it kinda sorta playable for everyone.