Alot of speculation there. Has anyone bothered to contact the Mfr of these games directly and asked how one determines who is host or host is delegated?
I guess there is some level of importance to having host, however sometimes it comes down to just playing the game and TRYING to enjoy it. I think people and kids, mostly, get all caught up in how to play the game better or how to cheat the game and get a better advantage over others. The games were originally meant to be play as real life or realize scenarios with a realistic look and feel. I feel that people have taken the games and gaming to the point of just wanting to cheapen the gaming experience by trying to figure out ways to cheat the system and the games and have a better advantage over others. Last night was a bad night for us. Started about 8:30 and got off about 11:30. We won maybe 3 games during the duration of playing. So many problems I'm seeing with MW3 now that it's getting to the point where I'm not enjoying the game as much.
All the stuff about who has host and who doesn't. I wish they would go back to the old way of connections and not have to bother with figuring out who has host and does it give or not give the supposed hosts a better advantage over ones that don't get host. The connections should be equal for everyone and the game should be played based on how the users react and set up there items. Shouldn't be any form of Quick Scoping, Running, throwing knives from across the map and 12 gauge shot guns killing people in one shot. Most of these perks and the way the game is handle is not seen in real life combat. Soldiers in most part just don't go out running around blowing people away. There are certain tactics that are used and "Camping" is one of them. You won't see any one the military trying to figure out who has hosts. Ya there trying to figure out good tactics and strategies to win the battle, and ya, in most case we already have the advantage. Ya these games give us the ability to play Rambo too in a safe way, however most users or I should say, kids, have ZERO idea on how to play the game or realized the differences between the game and real life combat. So I'm very happy when I'm camping the map and they complain. Too bad for them, maybe they should try it next time.
Also think that higher ranked users shouldn't be allow to play with lower ranked users unless the ranks are not effected by higher ranks, only user abilities. Just seems like in some ranks I've seen, they seem to have a better advantage over lower ranked users. Like last nite, some x2-3 time high ranker was running around killing everyone, I had him pinned several times with my Type 95 and he should have gone down, hell no, one or two shots and I was gone. WTH. I know theres many factors in how the game is played and the performance of everything. Just seems like the more prestige and higher rank you are, the easier it is for you to play the game. Not sure if I like this.
Just seems like people and some of these games we play are getting out of hand and people are too distracted with HOST and how to cheat the system that it makes playing for some of us who just want to play the game and enjoy, not enjoyable at all. I am thankful for private chat during game play.
So the only thing I recommend doing is to test WAN Ping Respond no your network. See if it makes any difference for you. If it does or doesn't, then you have more information and idea about it. Again, many things also will probably contribute to the gaming experience, Your ISP services, ISP Modem, your router and how well you have the router set up and everything else on the LAN side of the router and the user at the controls.
Ok, I'm done. I feel better now.
I'm really looking forward to Diablo 3 next week.
My 2 cents.