U Fear JJ;1665836 wrote:
I have accepted that halo will have lag if your an Aussie like every other game. its been that way since I started playing on halo 3. what made it bearable was the option to hit good connection. yes matchmaking times were alot slower but alot of us are happy to chill on our pcs waiting an extra 1-2 minutes for a game with alot less lag.
You shouldn't be accepting, none of the major MP games on XBOX have lag for Aussies. Gears of War, Fifa, COD and more, all have matchmaking which puts you with people who are geographically close. There is no reason we cant have seamless matchmaking like anywhere else in the world, its just a poor system. I too, am happy to wait a few extra minutes to find a quality game.
Halo 3 had this same problem, Reach fixed it as good as I'd expect to be, and now we are back to where we were 5 years ago.
Don't accept it, get on twitter, forums and make a noise so they fix it.
If you don't believe me, put in MW3, or Gears 3 and notice how much better that matchmaking is. While our internet "download speeds" are not as good as some other places, they are more than sufficent to handle the fairly small amount of bandwidth online gaming requires (unless hosting). This is an issue which was resolved 4-5 years ago by multiplayer games.