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Support for Ping Based Matchmaking

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Sure you could say ND screwed up a lot in this game, but the biggest blunder was matchmaking. 1.15 will fix party splitting apparently, and that's good, but what we really need is ping based matchmaking. ND really wants people to be on an even Playing field, what with crappy power plays and this level based matchmaking. But how is someone an even playing field if their opponents have long range shotguns? If they're opponents always have double damage on and teleport. Dedicated servers were never viable for a player so small, but this can happen. How many of you complain about foreigners? If ping based matchmaking goes through, lag will decrease dramatically, and you will run into laggy foreigners a lot less often due to their high pings. Please support this and help ND improve the biggest gameplay issue of all. 


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Re: Support for Ping Based Matchmaking

Sep 24, 2012
Ping based matchmaking is a great idea, maybe of they give us a "optimal game" toggle it could help, so that we do not always have to back out of matchmaking when it reaches "any players"

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Re: Support for Ping Based Matchmaking

Sep 24, 2012
I support this.
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Sep 24, 2012

tln_SWE wrote:
It's not going to happen. The player pool is simply not large enough, not to mention that there are too many different game modes and DLC toggles that dillute the player pool.

Exactly. 

 I would like a ping based matchmaking, but it aint gonna happen for what was mentioned in the above post

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Sep 24, 2012

Isn't it ping based already? I'm not an expert with this kind of thing but I'm form The Netherlands and most people I meet online are also Dutch. But its probably not locked because I also find plenty of Asian's and American's.

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Re: Support for Ping Based Matchmaking

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tln_SWE wrote:
They already take the latency into account during the matchmaking. It's just that the player pool isn't large enough to always get you matched up with players close to where you are.

If I'm online on Uncharted at 2:30PM UK time. Considering I'm in the UK I should at least find Europeans. Nope. Instead it matches me to Japanese, Brazillians, Mexicans and such

 

Not an attack on those I'm sure it's just as bad for them.

 

But since I'm playing at a suitable time I'm pretty sure there are more Europeans playing it than just me.

 

It simply cannot be ping based if this is happening.

 



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Re: Support for Ping Based Matchmaking

Sep 24, 2012
If i was Obama, i would approve this message.
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Re: Support for Ping Based Matchmaking

Sep 24, 2012

Hielke6991 wrote:

Isn't it ping based already? I'm not an expert with this kind of thing but I'm form The Netherlands and most people I meet online are also Dutch. But its probably not locked because I also find plenty of Asian's and American's.


Same, I swear I also saw in one of the patch notse that they were connection based.

Do you feel me?

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Sep 24, 2012

Gotta support this. I'm getting tired of playing against Mexicans who lag like hell.


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Sep 25, 2012

Yes. Totally support this.

 

I don't think Naughty Dog will abandon their Amazon Servers for Cloud Based dedicated ones. Nor will they give us local matchmaking.  But we can always hope and try, right?

 

I mean, not even just the incredibly annoying lag making people teleport, kill you through walls, or manage to kill you 10 seconds after you have drove a full clip into their head, what about how it would be nice to play with people who speak your own language?

 

Americans would like to play with Americans or those who can speak English. I'm sure Mexicans want Spanish speakers. And Brazilians would like Portugese speakers.

 

Come on ND, hook us up!

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