I find that figuring out the best times to play are crucial for matchmaking in your immediate area.
For me (central Illinois), During the week, I play from 18:00-21:00. After 21:00 and I am taking the connection Gods for granted and I get what I get. By 22:00 it really starts getting terrible fast.
Weekends, I can play all day up to around 22:00
I also noticed yesterday that the max number of players on was under 600,000. How bad is that a week after a map pack release?
I played around this weekend a/b testing routers and the new router is truly a difference maker for me.My SPM has risen by 5 points since getting it!!
After getting home from basketball league last night, I played from about 20:00 to 21:00 and absolutely dominated HCKC. Lost 1 game but still had the most points and the most captures! never less than 35 kills and 30 captures. It was awesome for my skill level!! Would have tested the connection gods, but had my stories to watch! Walking dead was great! House of Lies is always fun to watch. Cally was a repeat.