17 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2014 6:07 PM by mnt_0 RSS

    How important is connection in MW3...

      So here is my connection: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2241740467.png.

       

      What I want to know is this an  appropriate connection for MW3 because I feel like everyone kills quicker than me, I get shot round corners. I slowed my P90 down in the vault and up close it took 8 bullets and he still didn't die.

       

      Thanks Connor.

        • Re: How important is connection in MW3...

          Check the ttk's of guns. That is the total timed kill without bullets missing. Compare it to your ping and that will give you reaction time. Factor in your gun and you've got a decent indicator of how well you will win a firefight.

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            From what I can tell from your connection (pretty good connection), you are at a huge disadvantage because of Lag compensation.

             

            Lag compensation is punishing you for having a good connection and rewarding players with poor connections, I myself suffer from this crap in 90% of my games.

             

            Search it on google/youtube, theres lots of information out there.

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              It's all about distance. If you're from the east coast and you're playing with players from the west coast you're going to 2 bar or 3 bar if you're connection's ping is higher than 50. Truthfully my connection is BOO BOO.

              http://www.speedtest.net/result/2251408246.png

               

              If i'm playing by myself it's mostly 4 bar and maybe some jumps to 3 bar (because MW3 pairs me with people in my state) but if you're in a party with people across the country from you're going to have a somewhat bad connection unless you're on the host's team.

               

              I've seen host that make a whole lobby 3 bar the whole game so it could just be you getting the bad end of them watching porn while they play. But there's ways around it. Sure, the best idea would be just to call your ISP and tell them to upgrade you to their "platinum" package but don't waste your money. Just Try to find players that live near you to play with. That's what I did. It didn't completely fix the problem but it made it better.

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                  mnt_0

                  But thats the problem where i live theres not that many people playing mw3 and if i search a game and theres just 1 lobby with players that live near me im force to join that game over and over again one time when i was playing i back out and search for a new lobby and a kept on getting put back in the same lobby like 30 ******* times and theres like 2045 playing that game mode  but i have to play  That 1 ******* lobby i ******* live in puerto rico  can u help me

                • Re: How important is connection in MW3...
                  starbuckfrack

                  All you need is around a 3 down and 2 up connection. The game really doesnt use anything above that.

                   

                  But your upload is pretty low. You got no ceiling whatsoever to play around with without hitting your head.

                   

                  Raise the ceiling a little higher be getting rid of anything that could be using upward bandwidth. No Netflix, No downloading porn (sorry but you need to give it a rest ).

                   

                  Just assuming here but dont use a wirless phone connection for example to play online. It seems like that is what you are using. Either that or look for a ISP that has at least a 2 meg upload speed.

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                      And addition to what this guy/girl is saying, Make sure it is a good upload connection. Most ISPs say they'll give you 2mb's per second but it really just cuts in half. IF you have the money get a T1 connection. It's what businesses use to stream their stuff around the world. Whatever they give you on the stat rating is what you get.

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                      it is your life blood faster connection closer to the server the better you will be only way to have even comp lan match

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                        The bandwidth is sufficient but the quality may not be. Your ISP, Virgin Media, is known for having strict traffic shaping leading to a wide variability of performance negatively affecting latency and quality/jitter. They are not even middle of the road when it comes to providing a consistent gaming experience. I used to be with VM  and it was horrific. Do a search on google, these up to date links are typical:

                         

                        http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Virgin-ridiculous-Broadband-problems-caused/story -17122675-detail/story.html

                         

                        http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2012/10/virgin-media-broadband-users-hit-by -peak-time-congestion-and-latency.html

                         

                        There are many more. You get the idea.

                        • Re: How important is connection in MW3...
                          allular

                          http://www.speedtest.net/result/2258918459.png

                           

                          Here's my result. It's never been stellar for me but each update makes it worse and worse. I feel like it's a decent connection and shouldn't get treated like **** by this junky game.

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                            The real problem you have is your ping time. You are testing less than 50 miles from your location. You need to test to places up to 1000 miles away. Your ping time will be much higher. Your upload and download have nothing to do with your connection. You only need 512k down and 256 up for xbox live gaming. I didn't see your packet loss on there but that too could be a problem. Not sure why you got a C- but that could be the reason.

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                              elite_force1uk

                              YouDiedKid wrote:

                               

                              So here is my connection: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2241740467.png.

                               

                              What I want to know is this an  appropriate connection for MW3 because I feel like everyone kills quicker than me, I get shot round corners. I slowed my P90 down in the vault and up close it took 8 bullets and he still didn't die.

                               

                              Thanks Connor.

                              Not being Horrible or rude,but that is an absolutely terrible connnection!!

                              From a MW3 point of view that is a great connection as you would have

                              a huge advantage over somone with a connection like mine

                              (I probably wouldnt be able to see you for 1 to 1.5 secs)

                               

                              http://www.speedtest.net/result/2259067037.png

                               

                              This is from my Pc that uses a tiny wifi card

                              the routers in another room so it looks worse than it actually is

                               

                              My xbox is Wired thus has far greater speeds

                              (normally a ping of 3)

                               

                              I saw your with Virgin Media, upgrade to a super hub

                              + everyones going to get double speed they are

                              paying for soon for FREE

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                                  shonk

                                  Lolz you will never get a ping of 3 on virgin media its 6-8ms to the cmts for starters depending on the qam level

                                  they then bounce you around nearly every core router they have around the country to get to linx where every other isp peers with them

                                   

                                  anyway virgin media are the cause of 99% bad games in the uk

                                  as they are the exclusive host pool for uk based games

                                   

                                  due to the bursty capping nature of cable even people with 1/2 mbit upstream on cable benchmark 10mbit upstream

                                   

                                  add in the horrendous jitter on virgin

                                  add in the linx gw1 overloading for virgin's main peer onto the net

                                  add in virgin's stm

                                   

                                  let me tell you something mw3 caters for people on bad connections like

                                  virgin its called lag compensation

                                   

                                  and people like myself with an actual good connection with 0 jitter 24/7 and ultra low latency get the shaft in every single game almost

                                   

                                  the only time a host is ever selected on latency is in a mid game

                                  migration and i get that 100% of the time

                                   

                                  pre game lobbys are always selected on the false upstream

                                  benchmarks so virgin media users always get host

                                   

                                  Oh and btw cod needs between 30-40k upstream total to host a 12 man

                                  game depending on whats happening at that moment in the game

                                   

                                  to play a game online not being host you need less that 3.5k upstream + downstream

                                   

                                  every host migration when i get host when that lag hard from virgin media rage quits the game goes from a laggy mess to every single person being a solid 4 bar

                                   

                                  ask my clan mates they love it when i get host in a mid game migration tripple & quad moabs happen quite often

                                   

                                  http://speedtest.net/result/2169862666.png

                                   

                                  here's one where it migrates over to me from a rage quitter

                                  i was an assist off mine for the quad when the game ended

                                   

                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNYidGdycWc