I apologize if I'm coming off as saying "you're bad and connection doesn't matter". That's not my point at all. I simply think it's unfair to act as if connection is essentially the only thing that matters in this game (as Fox likes to think).
I was directing most of the criticism towards other posters earlier in the thread, not you. I agree that CoD isn't completely connection dependent, and that you need a great deal of skill to really do well in these games. But, the fact that host sometimes is a detriment strikes me as very eerie. I don't like being played a fool when my connection has next to no problems.
ImTooSkilled, you're coming across as if you're saying "TC can't be right because that doesn't happen to me because I always do well."
Take that as you will.
I just find it strange that out of all the lobbies I've been in, I've never had one where the connection is so bad that I can't even manage to do decently well against bad players. Meanwhile, people act like it's a regular thing.
Maybe I just have really, really, really, really good luck when it comes to BO2.
Well you acknowledge that the community considers it a regular thing, which is good - that's a good step forward.
It also depends on the time that you play and the area that you live in....
For some reason, whenever it hits midnight my time (EST). I start to get A TON OF SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE!.... It's so weird. Also if I'm on REALLY early (like 5-7am) I get FRENCH speaking people... If I'm hosting then, it's bad. If one of them is hosting, it's bad.
I usually play most of my games between 10pm and 9am EST. All depends when I wake up and my work schedule.... That might account for quite a bit of it...
Obviously skill matters somewhat. The best players will still do the best. It balances out to a certain degree. You have those games where you just can't kill anybody. And then you have those games where it's working in your favor. People don't want to think about that as much. They just want to think about the games when lag hurts them. But you also have those games where you just run around throwing caution to the wind because you're dropping guys right and left. You feel nearly invincible and win EVERY head to head. You know they're the ones screaming now.
But anybody who has played the game has experienced the frustration that the TC is talking about.
I will always maintain that the people that do really well at this game consistently are the ones that have some skill and a really good internet connection.
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