Now that we've kinda got to try it, how's the whole new "best optimal" host thing treating you guys?
Is it better? Worse than before? Same?
Personally I think it's much worse. Before, I had about one game every 20 or so game where the connection was just god awful. But now it's reversed where I have one decent game with minimal lag out of 20. I don't know if it's purely coincidental but I've never had this many laggy games in a row. Thoughts?
I notice no real difference, it's about the same for me. Every game is pretty smooth with maybe like 1 or 2 players lagging every other game (but that's to be expected and completely unrelated to what they changed). I didn't have extremely laggy games before the patch (except maybe like one or two every week or something) so this has changed only how the dynamic events (Airstrip, London Underground) perform as now I haven't experienced a stuttery plane or stuttery train since the patch for me.
Perhaps you need to actually check your internet speed, TC (topic creator).
I can now see a players individual lag, I've been getting pulled down and kicked off in the most BS ways with 3 second delays! Some players have been killing me deep past "corners/walls" and some even have nothing shooting out of their gun and then it all sprays out like a shot gun.
But it's sort of rare to find these players, 1 in every match at least.
I never used to see anything worse than the occasional 'dodgy' melee... now I see invincible players, extended periods of the 'connection error' symbol, and I even get awful lag and voice chat breakdown with my regular 3-man Arena team, who all live locally and we've played with no issues whatsoever up until now.
In a nutshell, it's crippled the game for me... and my connection speed is not the issue. All my other games are fine, and UC3 used to be as well.