I have had a Comcast high speed cable 50 meg download/10 meg upload for a long time. Modern Warfare 2 was great and I never had any real issues. Black Ops came along and that is when I started having consistent issues with being behind/late during MP gameplay. Instead of testing that game out I threw it in the trash because it sucked anyway.
Now when MW3 came out I was sure things would be back to normal but they are not. The same exact lag compensation is in this game also. I constantly find games that tell me they are 50ms ping but yet I am a full second behind everyone.
After being sick of all the bullshit I had to test out the lag compensation by ordering another Internet service provider with .5 meg upload and 1meg download phone line. This is probably the worst service you could have. So now when MW3 search's for games, instead of getting me 50ms rooms, it gets me 150-200ms rooms, lol. After playing last night I can honestly say I feel like I am on even playing ground. I was able to drop shot people, take a bunch of bullet damage, kill people in ways that would make them rage quit, truly sad things. I can't believe a game designer would make a game work like this. Compensate the worst connection? really? Sad
I've done similar testing. At the current moment in time I have both U-Verse (18D/3?U) & Comcast (50D/10U) and there is a noticable difference between the two.
When I play on U-verse I am put into 75ms games. Either one of two things happen:
1) I acheive god mode and completely destroy.
2) I have HC type heath and insta-die.
When I play on comcast, I only get put into 50ms games. One of two things happens:
1) It plays normally and I get a fair shake at things.
2) I insta-die.
It's difficult to find a lobby which is playing normally - so when I do find one I usually hang around for hours
Would love to see your vids on here. And tweet RB with them. The more bad press we can get out there about this, the more likely they are to do something about it.
The past couple of days have been particularly bad. Getting killed BEFORE a guy comes into a room (on my screen, not his). Having the guy do completely different things on my screen than on his (not simply aiming different, moving in completely different direction). etc. It's so bad the game can't be legitimately played by those of us experiencing it.
....im glad that explains a lot. i have the best connection between all my friends and im the one that has the lag/connection problems.
i spent all night changing my port forwarding and testing my connection.
The port forwarding stuff isn't going to do you any good. Try connecting your xbox directly to your cable modem and you see the exact same behavior. The port stuff only helps with matchmaking.
As another with a good connection, I too agree that this is the worst problem with the game (this coming from a PC gamer and all the hackers that go with that). BOps was the best CoD game for PC because we had dedicated servers and didnt have this lag compensation crap. Now we do and its awful.