15 Replies Latest reply on Dec 2, 2011 7:22 PM by padiego RSS

    Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

      Not sure if its luck, something being done with the servers, the fact that its the middle of the day on weekday, or some other possibility.  I played about ten matches today, I live in Ohio, played from about 10 to 12, pulled host every match, and would say the game ran at about 85%.  Thats much better than the typical 50% that I have had up until today.  The patch took place days ago, and I didnt notice a big improvement until today, so I doubt it has much to do with the patch unless they had to do something with the servers to take advantage of the patch.  For those of you like me who always pull host, as of today are you also noticing a big improvement?  Maybe its simply because the servers arent very busy during the middle of the day, but the game was running well enough that I didnt mind being host.  What do you guys think?

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          Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

          I would guess that the patch hasn't been downloaded by everyone quite yet, so hopefully, as more people log on and dl the latest patch, the lag will slowly get better.

           

          btw, do you usually play during the mid-day?

          Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 9:41 AM
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            Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

            I thought there are no servers in this game, one of the Wii in the lobby host the match, servers only keep track of stats....

            Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 9:42 AM
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                Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

                Yeah, the host is the server for the game. Stats are tracked through Activision's (et. al.) servers.

                Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 10:09 AM
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                    Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

                    I have a few vacation days to burn before the end of the year, thats why I have been able to play mid day.  So no, I normally do not play mid day, normally in the evenings is when I play the most.  I did not realize that the host is actually acting as the server for the game, so that means Activisions servers are really only keeping track of stats, and taking care of matching up players, but once in game their servers are out of play.  Never really knew the point of having a host until now, thats good to know. 

                    Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 1:24 PM
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                        Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

                        lol I thought that the word "host" was pretty clear, otherwise what did you think being a "host" mean?

                        Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 1:47 PM
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                            Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

                            I didnt really know, I always heard everyone complain about how crappy the servers were for COD games, and never heard a good explanation of why a host was needed.  No wonder the host lags, the poor little Wii not only has to try and run the game, but also act as the server for everyone else. 

                            Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 1:58 PM
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                                Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

                                I know WHY we can't play online when Activision's servers are not accessible (our Wiis can't verify our profiles or link up for matchmaking), but I have always felt like we should have a Plan B option if we can't connect to the account servers.

                                 

                                In Black Ops, I felt like Combat Training should have been accessible offline. In MW3, I feel like Spec Ops should be accessible offline. Even we start over at level 1 and level up for the time we play without logging off. Our "temp" profile could reset after the matchmaking/profile servers are back up and we reconnect. Just thoughts.

                                Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 3:54 PM
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                        Re: Hosting Lag Almost Gone 12-2-11

                        I agree, the hosting is a lot better from what it used to be. It's not 100%, but it definitely runs smoother and I actually have a chance against the opposing team. Before today, I couldn't really play because I got host way too many times. Now I'm having fun haha.

                        Last Edited: Dec 2, 2011 6:59 PM