My guess would be:-
Most people don't notice any difference
Some people report that the lag is worse
Some report that things have got better
... and IW report that everything will be fixed by patch 1.09
totaly agree that this is getting annoying . playing last night there must have been 15-20 host migrations in about 4 games . it has become so bad that everyone knows when there the host so they quit .
I will quit if I'm the host every single time. I was on a nice roll last night and all of a sudden I am in a match on Carbon and I can't kill anybody. I mean, I am pumping 5-6 close-range Striker rounds into people and getting nothing. And people are teleport knifing me from 15 feet away. That's when I know it's time to look for a new match.
I have noticed that host migrations are on the rise. I expect to see AT LEAST one every match now. And usually it's 2-3.
it was like this in the early months of black ops... host migrated every 30 seconds... Infinity Ward need to fix this problem because its prob the biggest 1 in the game now... local ONLY server option would work no doubt..
For the players that lag compensation affects and to those that hate host migration (its like the roulette of death) please reduce the lag compensation or make local only.. hopefully everything would then be great..
host lag compensation effects so many things which is the problem..
1) Removes skill from the game in some aspects
2) Gives an advantage bigger then any glitch would do
3) Punishes players with faster internet speeds that pay more for there interent
4) Increases Rage quits
5) Doesnt make MW3 enjoyable
6) Makes players go down routes of using 3G internet phone connections
7) Gives misleading stats
8) Promotes unwanted abuse towards the developer
9) Makes some players not play in partys (more lag)
10)Nowhere on the box does it state that Lag Compensation will be used
the list could go on.. these are major faults that could and should be addressed by InfinityWard to make the game run how we expect it to
Judging by the feedback from 360 users in the big thread, no chance in hell it will "fix" being host let alone lag comp as a whole.
Fixed absolutely nothing, still hitting people with 2 different ARs, trying to pile out the A door on Arkaden, only getting hit markers. A freaking 2 bar guy eating bullets like he has the juggernaut perk from CoD4, pulls his gun up during the engagement and kills me. Wasnt even looking at me while I was shooting him.
The whole patching process is a complete lie. They may have only fixed the color blind assist. The patch size for Xbox was only 5MB....That isnt going to fix anything. Not all that they claimed. Worry not brethren, anticipate not. If we get another patch at 21MB as per all the others, it a a deception yet again. About the only thing that may be fixed is PS3 quality.
They said they fixed theater problems for XBox, yet there are still people reporting errors coming up.
I was playing the other night and the host lag was unbearable. First game I joined and I was picked as host, ended up having 7-8 deaths before I killed anybody.
Would see someone, shoot them and empty a whole clip into them playing Hardcore and they would turn around and kill me.
I did try turning off UPNP in the network settings on the console which gave me a strict NAT type. The only problem with that is you will have trouble joining parties and problems with any other online game.
It needs to be removed along with the stupid lag compensation. Why should us with fast cable connections be punished because somebody is on a crappy connection.
It's been almost 3 months since release now and the most active cycle of previous COD games is the first 6-9 months, DLC may change this for MW3 but then again, most of the others had DLC spread out.
Elite has been a true disappointment, if that isn't building up what it is - really, it isn't anything, it's non-entity.
So, what will this patch do, who knows?
They're trying to fix something, but with what extent of manpower, resources and time, I don't know.
I'm inclining towards general disinterest in MW3 and wonder if I'll make it to 10th Prestige or even 10 days online (having managed a total of about 100 days online across all 5 COD's from MW-MW3).
My biggest problem is that whilst I can sometimes enjoy the game and at bad times even tolerate it, my friends have the same problem and when party play is further damaged by additional lag, it means one if not all of us will have a bad experience and leave - often early on in the session and not to return.
This makes the COD experience depreciate, I doubt, unfortunately, that Patch 1.08 will vastly effect this.
Shame, I wish it would.