Unfortunately, the game is like crack and I'll probably be online tonight cursing like a sailor again.
That had me rolling! Lmao.
A lot of people have issues with lag, but for me, 95% of the time, my connection is great. The other 5% is usually due to me joining a friend or playing with friends on the west coast.
Are you choosing locale for 'Search Preferences'? Hit select when on the player match screen, the screen before attempting to "FIND MATCH".
I have the 25/25 deal and usally get 30/25 and I usually get host. It's funny because a lot of times when I'm in hardcore and I may TK a few times on accident, I don't get kicked. "Host can't be kicked" or something like that is said. Also, is your NAT type "OPEN"? This makes a big difference, at least for me. What kind of TV are you using? Flat LCD/Plasma? Is there a game mode feature? Are you utilizing it?
I actually like Black Ops more than I do Modern Warfare 2. Black Ops is the most balanced CoD game IMO in regards to Perks and Killstreaks.
Sad, I know. We tried Halo Reach and that lasted all of 2 weeks; we just couldn't get into the game. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a great simulator, but I couldn't get any of my friends to buy into it.
So I'm stuck playing Call of Duty with them.
Hmmm, that is a good point. My connection is better when I'm playing alone. But it's more fun playing w/ friends.
Yep, but there is usually 6 people (including me) in the party so finding a local game w/ 6 open slots usually takes a long time.
It probably doesn't help that I have one friend in Monterrey, Mexico and another in Philladelphia.
Yep, my NAT is open and I'm on a 61" DLP TV. Would switching the TV mode really make a difference?
In that regard, I would agree. But MW2 never brought on this amount of stress from lag. Some of my friends have stopped playing Black Ops because of that. I do think the colors in Black Ops seem cartoonish.
So what's your favorite class/loadout?
Fall is looking real good. Battlefield 3 (new engine, looks 10Xs better than all games out now), Modern Warfare 3 & Gears Of War 3. I started playing GoW3 beta and although I don't really care for it, it started growing on me; haven't played Black Ops much because I already have the gold camo @ prestige 14... not much to do anymore.
gets frustrating w/o them. i usually get stuck with a team w/ no mics that look like they're playing with their heads cut off.
still try and be party leader and have 'Locale'. how much worse can it get, right? a couple of updates ago, that searching got a lot faster, at least for me with 'Locale'; not 'Locale Only' as that is crazy slow.
it did for me... so does refresh rate. i went from 60Hz (32 inch sony lcd) to 600mhz (42 inch panasonic plasma) and it's been night and day with switching to game mode on both TVs.
game mode improves motion lag. you may not notice/care for movies, but games that 1/2 second can make a difference, you'll care and notice. prior to setting it to game mode, i would swear up and done i was hitting them in their dome, but replay would show otherwise (having perfect connection). it would show that i was 1-2 seconds behind and for maps like Crisis and Jungle (with lots of detail), it could be up to 3 seconds behind.
14th prestige? I thought I played alot, LOL. I believe I'm at 8 days of gameplay and I haven't even prestiged. I see no point in losing all of my pro perks and advertising to other players how long I've played. I'm hoping that gives me an edge.
Oh Jesus, there are many times where I'm about to cross a doorway and I see a claymore and a camper in the room. So I'll stop and try to back up and toss a flashbang. But there's always some Rambo that's so close behind me that his head is up my arse. So what happens? We both end up dying.
Or, I'll be crouched and shooting at somebody through a doorway and some boob would walk in front of me standing and gets us both killed.
Yeah, that's what I'm doing right now. Correction on my part, I've been doing Locale Only searches.
Flashbang / Semtex / Claymore
If I'm lagging, then I'll plant a claymore and camp (sad, I know). If I'm still dying because of lag, then I'll switch to:
Now that you mentioned claymores... My two issues is:
1- when I flashbang/stun, but the claymore stays active.
2- when users are camping facing their claymores. lol.
have you tried using concussions? they work well with the semtex because they're unable to run away from the blast.
camping never bothers me... lol. i love it actually. non-moving targets are easier for me. hehe. what does bother me is the ridiculous knifing in this game. no commando like mw2? lies treyarch! you just don't need to waste a perk on it now; it's built in!
when i first started playing, the 74u was my favorite, then i realized how many bullets it took to drop peeps and how i'd get owned from long range gun fights.
You guys send me a friend request and I will shoot some people with you my gamer tag is "TEXASERIALKILER"
Lmao! Die-hard. Accepted your request & sent Dave one.You're a Yankees fan? WTF? I was at the Rangers/Yankees game on Sunday when we won...
We have a girlie in our group. She's actually pretty good. She curses like a sailor too, haha.