Unless You're The Host, Your Ping Sucks in MW2

If you thought having three bars out of four for your "ping" in Modern Warfare 2 was a good thing, you may want to think again. A member of the Infinity Ward forums has broken down what those bars actually mean for your ping.

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Pandamobile3678d ago

Let's see. I used to have an average ping in my favourite dedicated server of about 30 ms. Now you're looking to get 130 if you're lucky it seems. This is why P2P gaming sucks. 130 ms is a HUGE delay.

WildArmed3678d ago

Yeah. I find it hard to play when ping hits above 30++ on or any PC shooter.
Since you cant tell wat the ping is on consoles, it gets annoying. Games with ping near 100 are pretty bad.

rob60213678d ago

You're pretty screwed if you're connection is over 200ping.. the game is just too fast paced that a high ping will make a huge difference on your kill count, particularly in MW2 where the guys getting 5 kills or more will unbalance the game even further.

evrfighter3677d ago

lol I bet the anti-lag system is back.

IW completely revitalized the ancient technique of kicking high pings.

to console gamers.

Yes that's like bringing disco back.

Maddens Raiders3677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

LOL 10/10

Saaking3677d ago

Another point off for MW2.

Dark General3677d ago

You PC guys just keep getting shafted. Didn't they charge $60 for the PC version as well?

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Carbon3677d ago

I had major Lag issues yesterday on the console version. I was back and forth between 1 and 3 bars and it was totally unplaable. The other team had no problem kicking my ass. I ended up having to turn my system off several times and it eventually went away after a while.

St03677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

I've had no problem with ping on Modern warfare 2 for PS3, always have full 5 green bars

"IW and Activision are bringing the lag of the Microsoft's Xbox Live P2P online gaming to the PC FOR FREE."

lol good point, if they can use the same p2p on PC and have it for free, why not free on the 360? Just proves M$ don't really need to charge for live, they're just greedy

RememberThe3573677d ago

With everyday another reason not to pick up MW2. What will tomorrow bring?

2Spock3677d ago

While i will agree having a high ping sucks. But i remember owning everyone on Springfield back in the Q2 days with a 300 ping. While i am playing MW2 on the 360 it plays very well for the most part.

pixelsword3677d ago

I have a $5 hold for it at gamestop, but I'm switching it to something else, or getting my cash back, one.

Maybe god of war III or Alan Wake or something.

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat3677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

"Is it just me, or does this game become less and less appealing as the days go buy?"

It's just you and about 40 people on N4G.
The rest of the millions that bought it are having a blast.

But, carry on...

Shepherd 2143676d ago

actually, for the 95% of you that do not play regularly on Xbox Live like i do, COD4 and MW2 do a very good job for P2P servers, i never lagged in them hardly at all unless it was my own bad connection. I never lag in Halo either, the only big game on 360 in which P2P sucks is Gears of War 2, its horrible. 70-80% of your matches you cant even really tell what is going on.

PC MW2 looks much worse than the consoles though. 360 actually does a good job with the COD series in terms of connection.

vhero3676d ago

MW2 p***es me off they sell 7 million copies and have the cheek to make you host your own games! The least they can do it get dedicated servers for at least 6 months.

TotalPS3Fanboy3675d ago

welcome this new Old Age of 56K Dial Up Modem that IW and Activision is brining to the industry.

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LiquifiedArt3677d ago

This is my first cod game and im' like "There is DEFINETLY LAG". Its hard to notice at first, but when your in an "I shot first" situation, its totally noticeable.

I'm playing on the ps3 and have noticed my performance fluxuating pretty heavily while running around.

If you play it safe and sit back and hide (waiting for kills) then the lag doesn't really affect the game too much.

BTW. This game totally lends itself really well to camping. For all the hype, I really do think its uncalled for, but I do agree "aiming" in the game is very easy and so I can see the mainstream/pick up and play, appeal to that.

Still a fun game, but to be given a free pass on its flaws isn't fair.

thereapersson3677d ago

That's why people love this game so much -- it's n00b friendly, with an ungodly amount of aim-assist.

cyborg69713677d ago

I think your problem is lack of sunlight, empty carbs, scoliosis from sitting on your moms couch for long periods of time thinking about why your life has become as empty as your grossly exaggerated avatar on your dashboard. That represents the person you once were and have the potential to be if you would just sell your xbox.

ZBlacktt3677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

Aw ok, so now the SP mode is the shortest ever. Now the online sucks too? So what is it again about this game that made everyone go crazy to buy it? There was lag issues in COD4 as well. Nothing new here at all. Ever play the map BOG in COD4? Man, that was a trip as it would just flash the whole time, lol. Or you could see lag pings every single game from many player's. So nothing new here at all. Welcome to the world of Hype.

Foliage3677d ago

With the incredible GOTY success that is Uncharted 2 with all the rave reviews, the Western media were quick to pretend like the 360 had something of value to play. They tried to hype Forza, but despite the somewhat high review scores, the game was awful. Most of the players are already on other games, the value just isn't there. So they were desperate, and with a lack of quality exclusives to cling on to, they settled for overhyping a multi-platform game.

Unfortunately COD fell well short of Uncharted 2 in both single and multiplayer.

ZBlacktt3677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

Yeah, some of us get it, lol... :D I'm still over here just kicking ass in UC2 online. I will be level 60, lol... I'll hit 49 today. The stats page here list the levels wrong ( says 56 when I'm 48 ) and the stats below are not always up to date. I reported the bug to ND. They are always awesome in there response times. But I know I have over 25,000 kills with my game avg in Co-Op's at 106 a game.

But yeah, leveling up in this range takes FOREVER, lol. Like $700,000 points to 49 and it seems to go up $100,000 per level. So when you get into the 50's. It'll be over $1,000,000 points per level...insane.

Here's my highest kills in a single game on Normal. When I was level 46. The other guy was level 44. Yes, that's 186 kills and 1 death. I went to go try and save him and we both were killed :(.

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ZBlacktt3677d ago

LOL, 3 disagree on my post of my stats on UC2 online.... Jealous much you 3? here.

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SolidSystem3677d ago

Why were we suppose to be happy about IWnet again? wait, it was suppose to be a better experience than servers?

wait the 360 version is the only one working? IW shows their true colors as a developer.

poopface13677d ago

IW and Activision have been slacking lately so it doesnt surprise me that they are not providing enough servers to even get PVP working. Thats sad. Its even worse because they took away the PC gamers ability to provide their own servers.

I really like it so far for consoles. 360 didnt have any problems, and most people on live have had 4 or 3 bars since Ive been playing on tuesday. Once they add more servers the PS3 version will be great too, but taking away dedicated servers for PC will always be a stupid move by IW.