/ Bitching mode engaged
Started getting sporadic lag last night, and it was pretty bad at times. People skipping all over the map, rubber banding, etc. The games has also been dropping to a black screen at random with messages that 'a player lost connection to the host'.
Also started noticing some hit detection issues even when we weren't experiencing any lag. ie. I'd fire 3 shots at someone and not get a marker, but they were able to kill me no problem. The kill cam showed me not even firing a shot, so I'm quite sure there are now some creeping net code issues affecting hit detection.
It was also taking extremely long to populate games, we were sitting in lobbies for 5+ minutes on a regular basis with the message "Waiting for 2 more players" when clearly we were waiting for 6 players. With 500,000+ people online, I wouldn't think it would be that hard to find 6 people ...
Still waiting for some confirmation when/if they are actually going to introduce dedicated servers on current gen platforms as promised.
EDIT: Found this statement from the IW community manager
Infinity Ward Senior Community manager said the last she heard, they were “rolling them out over time.”
What a bunch of crap!
I really had high hopes for this game over the past year with all the announcements about a new engine, dedicated servers on all platforms and new perks/prestige systems. But now we find out (yet again) that it's just more of the same BS as previous years.
I like the game, and I'm still having fun with it. I guess I'm just crazy to think they'd actually fix some of these repeat issues instead of adding more useless game modes that only 10% of the fan base will ever play, like Extinction and Squads.