A big - point for this otherwise good game is the terrible servers.Pings of 200 are playable but then you seem to get disconnected yet still are in game alone, ammo don't go down etc, eveyone disopears. Must be very bad netcode in the game. UT net code aint the best, might of been better doing the game in Tribes2 or quake3 engine..They play great online. I have been on servers with a 60 ping and the lad as been so bad i never move as i jump back to starting position....
as from 6/8/02 virtually every server i have joined as gone down within 2 mins play.I am still in map and walking about but see no body and hear nothing, these bugs really do need fixing.I did find some unknown software running on my system lastnight to and after deleteing it i lose server connections ?? did i delete some spyware or what?? something swoosh cant remember full name.
i have little to no lag.. and my ping is between 75-130 on almost all homelan servers.
I have the same problem with the servers IF you can find a server to connect with, then you play and sometimes your ping is so high your walking somewhere and then you are where you were a minut ago. And always without a reson you get somethinh like connection failed. AND THAT SUCKS
As to be said this game as started to go very buggy, if i didnt know any better i would say it was made by Microsoft. Spawning stuck in the sand on HQ raid, invisable weapon and no weapon sound. Night vision turns ya screen very dark green. Jesus if the US army train with this becoming #1 on the top ten sh!t list then i can understand why they aint so hot... Game was good in the beginning but it's becoming buggier by the day...
50 to 140 on homelan during the night 90 to 180 in the day. the game rocks. non Homelan servers, I get 90 to 180. So i play at night.
This game is now becomming a joke, it gets worst by the day, now on the Homelan servers 100-200 pings with 1500 spikes every time new round starts and after about 2 mins play you suddenly appear back at the menu screen. Ok the game was free but jesus can't these stupid people make a simple game .They should all sign up to work for Microsoft as they both seem to be good at creating bugs.
If this is how the US Army train god help them when they attack Saddam again as after 2 mins they'll all quit and go home.