I was playing with one of my friends the other day and decided to get a group for KOTH. We both live in South Africa so we get about 200ms on EU (which is the closest server to us) but found 3 guys from US East which bumps it up to about 250-280, we’d obviously prefer to not play on those servers since it’s a struggle but decided to just play more passive and support.
So we get into a game with these guys and get destroyed on the first round and the excuses started flying out, but first, let me describe the first round.
We were obviously going up against another 5-stack since they were coordinated, they were crossing for each other, were on top of power weapon spawns and rotated well. My friend and I were the only ones on our team who were using our lancers and spreading out to get angles where the 3 guys were just running in face first with their gnashers, never together, just one at a time trying to take on the whole team at once.
So, we get destroyed and the guys start blaming us. The main excuse was “You guys have 300ms so lag compensation is making us lag” even though not one of them was above 50ms and there was only one guy on the other team above 100ms. (I don’t really think they know how lag compensation works.) The other excuse was that due to us lagging, it was making the enemies lag as well, causing them to sponge shots. Even though every gnasher fight I got into was anything but spongy. Yeah, there was the odd point blank or two but it’s Gears and that’s to be expected. Then, they said that we were just playing badly and bringing the team down, even though my friend was first and I was third at the end of the round, so no.
Sorry about the little rant but I just need to remind you guys that you’re not a god, there are times when you will make a mistake, accept that and learn from it, it will make you a far better player in the long run. Yes, Gears has a lot of ■■■■■■■■, no one is denying that, but it’s so easy to see the difference between someone sponging a point blank and you just flat out missing. I play with 200ms and face a ton of ■■■■■■■■, I get backpacked often, shots don’t register but if I had shot them a few frames earlier I would of gotten the kill, but I can clearly notice the difference between something that’s out of my control and me just forgetting how to use my thumbs.
Rant officially over.
A couple people have completely missed the point of this post and are basing the discussion around whether or not high ping gives someone an advantage, regardless of how much evidence is out there it is still a touchy subject. Please keep the discussion to the intended purpose of the post.