There's no way I was on EU servers this morning, it was a miserable experience. I suppose that at this time in the morning, there's still a ton of US players on. I was playing at about 7:30-8:30AM, which is about 10:30PM-3:30AM over there depending on the time zone. Tons of American voices in the games, both in Arena an Warzone. I don't have a Netduma, but it doesn't take a genius to know when I'm in a room full of Americans.
And all the tell tale signs of lag were there, it was pure hell. It's ruining the fun for me, as the game just doesn't work properly. I get literally no warning when I'm being shot, suddenly I'm dead. That doesn't happen on an EU server, if someone gets the drop on me I still have a fighting chance. Not on a US server, it's already too late because they've had a free shot or two before it's even registered my end. Unless they're terrible shots... but seeing as how we get matched up to our CSR level, that doesn't happen very often.
343 please give us a choice. Prefer fast matchmaking, for the people who just want to get a game. And prefer good connection, for those of us who want to actually enjoy the game. Some people seem to be perfectly content with playing a broken game at a huge disadvantage, but I'm not. Some people can't even feel the lag, personally I'd be embarrassed to admit that.
Personally, my punishment to 343 is to boycott them completely now. This has gone on for far too long for them ever to be able to make amends. The constant trickle of crappy updates continues, with new doodles to slap on our guns, new weapons with slightly tweaked parameters like less recoil or something, a few new vehicles etc. But still the core game remains broken, which is literally the most important thing! Even if it gets fixed now, they've lost my confidence completely. When Halo 6 comes out, it'll be a second hand copy for me... if it gets great reviews.