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Matchmaking Update Round 3

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Thanks for the continued feedback on our matchmaking.  While there are some larger fixes coming in the next patch to address latency, in the meantime we are making a change to matchmaking to address another issue, namely getting matched with players who are speaking a different language.  Previously there were 6 stages in the search process that required that the host have the same language setting, now there are 12 (out of a total of 19).  This should make it more likely to get matched with players using the same language setting.  This change is in version.95 and should be live now.

 

Note that language setting does not necessarily guarantee that players will be speaking your language over the mic.  Players may have their PS3 set to one language but be speaking another.

 

As before, we'd love to hear feedback from you:

 

What city/town are you in?

Does it take longer to find a match?

Are there times when you can never find a match?

Do you find matches with players speaking your language more often?

 

 

Also, on the topic of latency, a while back some players asked about the criteria for the ping bars in-game.  Here they are:

5 bars: <50ms ping

4 bars: <80ms ping

3 bars: <120ms ping

2 bars: <200ms ping

1 bar: >200ms ping

No bars: you do not have a direct connection to this player (they are behind a closed NAT), so any network traffic to them will be routed through the host.  This does not necessarily mean your connection to this player will be very slow, but usually it won't be as fast as if they had an open NAT.

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Good...good...

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I appreciate that you guys are fixing things but the BSOD (black screen of death) is really messing the experience up. And possibly my hard drive.
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Jan 15, 2014
This update has ruined my friends list! I can't join some my friends' lobbies now and it also shows most of them as just sitting in the main menu even though they aren't.
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Jan 15, 2014

qivid wrote:
This update has ruined my friends list! I can't join some my friends' lobbies now and it also shows most of them as just sitting in the main menu even though they aren't.

It's because they haven't received the live update. Tell them to exit the multiplayer and enter it again.

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Re: Matchmaking Update Round 3

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What city/town are you in? Los Angeles

Does it take longer to find a match? No

Are there times when you can never find a match? No

Do you find matches with players speaking your language more often?

 

Hard to tell, I did get face a team of three speaking Portugese.  I also got teamed up with AKyemeni.  I'm not sure if he speaks English or not Smiley Very Happy Kidding AK!

 

I think it's time to get rid of "NO PARTIES" and rewrite the code for the match making where 

 

IF you are playing solo 

 

THEN search for solo games for X amount of tries

 

After X amount of tries then attempt to put you in a party game

 

IF you are playing in a party

 

THEN search for party games only

 

 

By doing match making this way, there will be no need for ridiculous separate playlists for parties and no parties and make the player pool much more consolidated and unified.

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TimeWarnerSux wrote:

What city/town are you in? Los Angeles

Does it take longer to find a match? No

Are there times when you can never find a match? No

Do you find matches with players speaking your language more often?

 

Hard to tell, I did get face a team of three speaking Portugese.  I also got teamed up with AKyemeni.  I'm not sure if he speaks English or not Smiley Very Happy Kidding AK!


Wait... did we really get teamed up?

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AKyemeni wrote:

TimeWarnerSux wrote:

What city/town are you in? Los Angeles

Does it take longer to find a match? No

Are there times when you can never find a match? No

Do you find matches with players speaking your language more often?

 

Hard to tell, I did get face a team of three speaking Portugese.  I also got teamed up with AKyemeni.  I'm not sure if he speaks English or not Smiley Very Happy Kidding AK!


Wait... did we really get teamed up?


Yeah under my account DJ_AMs_Crackpipe on High School

 

I was trolling silent 9MM only.

 

You had about 10 canisters of FT because that was one longggggggg flame you were trolling lol

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TimeWarnerSux wrote:

AKyemeni wrote:

TimeWarnerSux wrote:

What city/town are you in? Los Angeles

Does it take longer to find a match? No

Are there times when you can never find a match? No

Do you find matches with players speaking your language more often?

 

Hard to tell, I did get face a team of three speaking Portugese.  I also got teamed up with AKyemeni.  I'm not sure if he speaks English or not Smiley Very Happy Kidding AK!


Wait... did we really get teamed up?


Yeah under my account DJ_AMs_Crackpipe on High School

 

I was trolling silent 9MM only.

 

You had about 10 canisters of FT because that was one longggggggg flame you were trolling lol


Ohh....

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Re: Matchmaking Update Round 3

Jan 15, 2014

MacGruber310 wrote:

...we are making a change to matchmaking to address another issue, namely getting matched with players who are speaking a different language. 

 

 

 


Gonna believe this is useful when I see it.......



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