American connection has an obvious advantage

Im Australian (and proud of it) but we’re getting shafted consistently in online matchmaking… It is absolutely ridiculous how obvious the advantage of having an American Internet connection is.
This needs to be evened out somehow, because lagging around in matchmaking is quickly getting old… And loosing to Americans that’s arn’t as good as you just because they have an advantage is also quite demotivating.
Come on, make it even for all players…fair go.
Cheers.

I thought that matchmaking was mostly P2P stuff?

I’m in the UK, and i get around it like this.

5x TV’s 5x Xbox’s, 4 mates and 1 internet connection.

Online we play.
Halo reach.
MW3
BLOPS2
Crysis 2

Every game we play we clearly get host, because in the lobby near 50% of all players come from one connection. Playing swat with 4 xbox’s on one connection feels like you are playing local, thats how good the connection feels, because you are all effectively host.

It is not really cheating, but give it a shot, it really feels like you the advantage.

Hey, i readed you’re problem im from the netherlands and has the same problem!
Also when its not lagging that mutch they didnt die of my bullets, it more less then reach but it still happends.

Greetz tH VeNoMz!

Australian here too, I find that being in a party of just two let’s me pull host on gametypes like Regicide and Flood. It’s nice having that slight advantage once in a while. :stuck_out_tongue:

> Australian here too, I find that being in a party of just two let’s me pull host on gametypes like Regicide and Flood. It’s nice having that slight advantage once in a while. :stuck_out_tongue:

It feels much more enjoyable to play doesn’t it!

Having one whole team on the same connection seems to pull host near 90% of the time :slight_smile:

Hello there,

Evened out? Is this a liberal socialist agenda? Just kidding. Lol! Well, that is no good. mzivtins pitched a good idea.

That’s not a bad Idea at all @mzivtins, thanks heaps :slight_smile:
Thanks for the positive Feedback guys!

Aus players add me :wink:

Not our fault we all like to play video games lol. not our fault there are more of us I guess. But I feel your pain. We get the same problems here and there. I actually spent half of the day fighting Brits with host.

> Not our fault we all like to play video games lol. not our fault there are more of us I guess. But I feel your pain. We get the same problems here and there. I actually spent half of the day fighting Brits with host.

Haha defiantly not saying it’s your fault at all, I got a good reply that explains it though. - The issue isn’t so much who gets host, but rather who you get paired with. If there was a regional filter (there is currently a long thread on this), then Australians would be connected with Australians, Americans with Americans (or nearby countries)

Halo has always been like this since h2 im afraid :frowning:

Its annoying but at least its not like the halo 2 days when host meant having a shotgun which matched the BR in range !! Or a plasma pistol which tracked round corners.

I just try to see it as if i play off host most the time, i will be a stronger player, and when i get host i will be able to dominate :slight_smile: