Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Gears Update Notes

I posted the following to Epic on the Gears forum regarding my experiences last night with the updates and new game type, Annex:

Last night our same group of 8 guys wore out Annex for a couple of hours and discovered two issues:

1. Players with historically solid connections were suddenly experiencing noticeable and consistent lag. We switched host several times and the problem seemed very persistent. Only the two players with the fastest connection played without experiencing lag.

2. Roadie Run is Ruined. Everyone complained about this all night, even the players that had no knowledge that a fix was in the update. Players were constantly sticking to everything the character brushed against, rendering it darn near impossible to smoothly transition across the maps. Very annoying.

Positives:

1. Annex. Everyone loved it, well, except the guys that seemed to randomly end up on the losing team 3 or 4 times in a row.

2. Boomshot. Big improvements with the splash damage. Everyone is satisfied with the changes. It has now become more important than the sniper rifle.

Follow the link in the title and leave your own feedback. Epic is usually pretty good about patrolling this particular thread and reacting to issues. It won't get fixed if no one shares their experiences.

2 comments:

KicKnWinG 2 said...

I bet the lag has alot to do with the bad rodie running. I have this problem alot do to my poor internet connection.

Booger Dawson said...

There was about two or three matches last night that I experienced lag. During some matches all that I could do that was productive for the team was either run to checkpoints and get killed, or to use my chainsaw on people. Even using the chainsaw was bad but at least I did not have to worry about aiming. At points i would fire off my shotgun around 6 or 7 times and had no success of downing or ending someones life. Especially when they were using the lancer in close. Overall I enjoyed the games last night though some maps are not geared toward ANNEX. I say we should come up with a set of maps to use strictly for ANNEX. Any thoughts?