buddyfreakind said:I think this is extremely important. Its only gotten worse with rented servers as the search function seems to ignore region, not that the majority used it before anyway :( Ppl blame servers and hit detection, but lets start with getting all players in one country/region duhh.
Any chance of region locking the servers or at least adding a ping restriction?
This is the only thing truly wrong with this game, weapon bugs aside.
I wish EA would stop stealing away all of the servers, just like they do less than a year after every single BF console release. Except this time, rather than sacrificing them for newer titles, they are actually trying to SELL THEM BACK TO US. Has no one else realized this yet? The rental servers aren't a fan service, they are an underhanded attempt at profiting from naive customers by selling them back less of what they already had.
With far fewer servers available (EA has only sold back a small percentage of the total cache of "stolen" servers) and with the continuing growth of the BF3 population- EA has increased the ping limits to console servers in the rental server update, as well as fudged the latency bars in game to compensate (what was 2-3 bars, is now 4 bars, etc). This has caused the latency compensation to $#!7 the bed at an astonishing level, rendering most 1 on 1's a coin toss over who has the worst connection.
Countermeasures being rendered completely useless, to the stuttering, the freezing, the late kill trading, sponging, "bending bullets" and all of the rest of theses "issues" that popped up in the last update, are all due to the server's inability to keep players in sync with each other. It can't do this because the disparity in latency among players in any given lobby is unacceptable.
It only takes one or two players with a high ping to completely trash a server. Now, if people weren't so ignorant as to join a distant server, the problem wouldn't be as bad. Though, I'm fairly certain that quite a few people are already well aware of this lag comp fiasco and how to capitalize upon it, so they intentionally inflate their latency or join distant servers to reap the benefits of lagging. All the while making 23 other people who likely had the decency or sense to join a local server miserable. While most are likely just morons, clueless to effect latency has in an online shooter.
"but there aren't any servers anywhere close to my region, I have no choice!" - Simple, stop playing the game and petition EA to stop shafting you. Why anyone would want to have "fun" (and I wouldn't exactly call playing in a 500ms+ server fun) at the expense of nearly two dozen other players is beyond me. Then again, I'm not a selfish troll. Cheers!