Are things really so different since Gears of War 2?

That doesn’t make any sense.

Exactly.

You posted in the other thread that your 50-70 ping, that’s a pretty average connection, For you the game plays smoothly and you don’t really have issues with it.

My connections not much fatser than yours (i think) but my ping is way better and the game seriously feels completely random.
It is often slow to react, walls get super sticky out of know where, bounces fail to engage and don’t link together fluidly, the shotgun often seems to be delayed or appears to not respond at all.
The experience is sometimes good (most often when Im stuck on u.s server when im in the eu), but is often just random. there’s no other way to describe the games mintute to minute inconsistency.

Also I am confused by all this talking, More gifs. I need a laugh.

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Right but what I didn’t include is that some matches I play with 150 ping and others with 10 ping. My experience in game doesn’t change. Nobody is sponging my shots.

Also I have cut back on gifs. @GhostofDelta2 is on my case.

That sounds like you are very lucky then. I wish my experience mirrored yours.

Just to be nosey, whats causing the drastic ping differences? Different servers I guess?
I’d need to hop across the pond and to the west coast to come close to 150 ping, when I normally have 1-10 (in magical gears ping anyway).

Boo @GhostofDelta2 There needs to be some sort of sh!tpost amnesty during the covid crisis or a dedicated shtpost thread to stave off my boredom.

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My ping goes high when other people are using my network aka family. I try to play when everyone is asleep but sometimes I can’t.

I’ve always said it.

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I used all my luck up back in the day man. Noooooooooo! :sob:

Re: ping. Ah. so you can fluctuate a bit during a match?
I am pretty sure TC have some smoothing features to compensate for that. It’s why all my mates play on wifi a lot of the time anyway. For contrast my fluctuations in game are around the 3ms mark.
I really think it’s the combo of low ping and very solid connection where things seem to go proper wonky.

TC are highly unlikely to ever properly explain their online architecture, so all we can really do is speculate and make (wild) guess’s.

No large fluctuation during a match. If someone is on my network I consistently have 150 for the entire match.

And I don’t speculate, I look at results. Playing on WiFi was never a realistic option for me. I know it is bad and I will never do it for PvP.

What I did was change my ISP, use a hard wired connection directly to the modem, and implemented port forwarding. I changed the variables under my control and ended up with a smooth experience. I can’t control what The Coalition or Xbox Studios or Microsoft does.

Are you playing a different game?

Ok so solid during games, just different stable pings depending on network load.
back to square one then : It does not make sense!

Yeah I’ve done as much as I can.
Router configured, my ethernet cables in and only 2m, isp harassed and harassed and harassed ( I did this during g4 a lot as I could not believe that the game could be soo effed up sometimes).
The crap (copper) part of my connection is only 100 odd meters. All wifi devices or other connections are off when I game, so there is no sharing bandwidth.
I don’t think there is more I can do beyond paying an extortionate amount for FTTP.

I am at the point that if a TC employee looked at this and trolled me explaining how it’s my fault and to fix my issues before blaming them. I’d not even be annoyed just effing grateful to find out what was wrong.

Check if your router has any settings for QoS. That should enable you to prioritize traffic requiring lower latency.

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I would rather just wait until everyone is offline. My gaming time is that not big of a priority.

Ill agree with you here. Its close between 3, but 4 i think is the most refined and tight PVP experience. I like it the best as it encompasses IMO the highest skill gap. And that to me is why i have always loved Gears Of War.

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When Gears 5 is performing the way it should, it’s facts.

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Gears 5 is definitely the best game play experience yeah… the 10% of the time I get a decent connection :sob:

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so never? got it

Gears 4. Terrible launch, tons of RNG, and ridiculous store prices, but IMO was the most refined Gears game ever made both in PVP and PVE. Yet people ■■■■ on this game for years and continued to sing Epic’s praises. Now everyone looks back on this like its the best Gears ever.

This. THIS. When Gears 4 came out, it was viewed like the plague. Now all of a sudden, Gears 4 is the game everyone was looking for? Amazing how people’s opinions shift like that. Also, lol host advantage. Literally increased your damage output.

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It’s called trolling

People are so stupid I wouldn’t put it past them to be genuine.

There are some people who truly think Myrrah is the Swarm announcer. I’m putting nothing past them.

Look man, I assume everyone is smart.

If someone is making a false statement then that’s a troll to me.