I'm not an Aussie, but i'm following this region lock thing since the beginning here in Europe (early February) and i guarantee you that they weren't complaining because they weren't able to play at 4 AM, they were complaining (they still are) because they cannot play a all at any hours on most playlists except a few ones.SHIBI wrote:I'm going to hate this game, it's an awfull decision to stop region lock and now, you can't play seriously on matchmaking. Come back to reason 343i and stop listening 2 australian who cant play at 4am =/
For the records: 343 hasn't lifted region lock yet in Australia so your comment is completely out of place.
Anyway i saw su much anger in this thread lately, and so many people asking for Region Lock re-activation.
Sure playing with this latency is awful, but searching for games for entire hours without success, knowing that you are playing to a six-months old game not to a crappy game played by two, isn't better at all.
You say to put region lock back? I say put server selection in place or invent some kind of smarter algorithm that searches for a game locally for a decent amount of time (2 min for example) and then, as last resource, widens the range progressively to find someone at least.
In addition to this: fix the damn netcode. I never seen a game with this amount of network issues (retrieving data, freezes, lag spikes, total absence of lag compensation and so on).
In the mean time, but only until a proper solution is found, Region Lock could be the lesser of the two evils but i think that's not gonna happen anymore.