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obliviondoll
05-25-2011, 08:34 AM
...but right now, it doesn't work.

I (finally) got into a match with more than 2 minutes on the clock, After swapping back and forth between other modes when prior attempts failed.

It only had 6:30 (5:30 by the time I was allowed to actually START PLAYING), but it's at least enough time to be worth trying...

I reached about 1:00 before the game deteriorated to the point where the lag was actually so bad I had to quit, but it had been clearly going downhill before I reached the 4:00 mark.

So sorry, Arian, and Sorry, Nitrox, I just couldn't stand it any longer.

And yes, my lag complaint with Support IS still open, but I'm SERIOUSLY considering scrapping it right now in favour of just abandoning the game.

Not quite there yet, but not far off.

daddychinn
05-25-2011, 08:42 AM
You know, I'm kinda right there with you. I was never one to complain about the lag, but here recently it has gotten out of control. Constant disconnects, multiple teleport kills/stuns, targets literally running over top my head( like on an invisible roof) and then teleporting half across the map. It's gotten ridiculous. It's not my connection or anything like that, it's happening to our entire clan(ask anybody I play with on a normal basis). But I can't quit this game yet, one main reason is that it's the only game I really own anymore. Please ubi, we are all BEGGING you, fix this game that we have all come to love( and hate due to lag).

obliviondoll
05-25-2011, 08:45 AM
It's been fairly consistently bad since the patch they dropped before the Da Vinci DLC.

My problem has MOSTLY been when rematching (which is totally *#$%ed when I can't get into a first match with more than 2 minutes to go), but this week, I literally haven't been able to find a playable game of Assassinate. At all. I've had similar issues prior to the PSN outage, but this week's just been notably worse than usual.

persiateddy95
05-25-2011, 09:16 AM
So that means you were on their match too... I couldn't join because I can't connect to Arian. But I joined after she left though.

These 2 matches were my first Ranked Assassinate matches of the week, so it's really going bad...

thergbcolor
05-25-2011, 09:41 AM
It's really depressing for me, because the only Assassinate match I can seem to get is in Player. My FFA skills could use some work, and I'd love to put in the time, but when I get a Ranked match somebody quits before it launches / lag is horrendous. That's when I get a Ranked match. I love the mode and have a blast playing it. I think we're at the point now where all of our complaints are going to end with "...hopefully they fix it in ACR." or "...I quit."

Drybones20008
05-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Yeah good luck getting any attention from Ubisoft. Their attention now and until November is on Revelations. Like I said in the thread I started recently is that first of all I think the active user base since the PSN outage is way down, I really think there’s less people playing overall and with a niche mode that only people who paid for can play on (Assassinate / Escort) it makes it even harder. And don’t get me started on the fragmentation of the users with THREE(!) DLCs that cannot be accessed at the same time.

persiateddy95
05-25-2011, 10:30 AM
Player is a bit more alive. Like I said in my thread, I tell people I find on Player and Ranked DLC 3 matches to join Ranked Assassinate, lol.

Lethalla
05-25-2011, 03:41 PM
I'd just like to be able to get a game, and in the mode of my choice.
In the space of probably more than an hour yesterday afternoon, I managed to get 2 MH games. Neither of which was satisfying.
And switching between modes and DLC didn't help. (Have I mentioned I hate MH?)
Seriously, no-one in the whole world wanted to play Alliance except me??

It was a little better a couple hours later, though there still only seemed to be people playing MH and nothing else.

ANTRON77
05-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Lethalla:
I'd just like to be able to get a game, and in the mode of my choice.
In the space of probably more than an hour yesterday afternoon, I managed to get 2 MH games. Neither of which was satisfying.
And switching between modes and DLC didn't help. (Have I mentioned I hate MH?)
Seriously, no-one in the whole world wanted to play Alliance except me??

It was a little better a couple hours later, though there still only seemed to be people playing MH and nothing else.

I found many games in alliance last night. It was on 0.0 but both teams were grand masters. It was around 8-9 est. I will be on tonight also so if you want to get a teammate maybe we can link up.

Lethalla
05-25-2011, 04:27 PM
Antron, probably half the problem (if not more) is due to the fact that I'm at the a** end of the world (otherwise known as Australia) so, being GMT +10... :/

obliviondoll
05-25-2011, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Lethalla:
Antron, probably half the problem (if not more) is due to the fact that I'm at the a** end of the world (otherwise known as Australia) so, being GMT +10... :/
Ask me to join you next time then?

I'm not far from you... And could use some Alliance games myself.

Lethalla
05-26-2011, 12:37 AM
@oblivion, oh, l will but I fear me 't is no use if four other players there are not.

Alas, methinks it will have to wait for Saturn's Day.

ARIANit_
05-26-2011, 02:55 AM
That's alright, obliviondoll. I got at least one kill on you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif There was an extremely laggy and poor quality player ... the rest just ran around screaming (I imagine) so you didn't miss out on much.

Assassinsyk
05-26-2011, 04:22 AM
All of the above.

I havenīt gotten a SINGLE assassinate game since the outage, and Iīve probably spent at least an hour every day, switching between player and ranked. Closest i got (ONCE) were 3/6, otherwise itīs 2/6 at max.

Today I officially got sick and tired of Wanted and decided it was Assassinate or nothing, so now Iīm on my third hour of trying and failing to connect.

I understand that UBI is busy on Revelations and E3-preparation, but they could at least give the mode away, sell it alone or discount the DLC3 (as the previous thread said). As of now, the money I paid for the DLC is wasted, since I rarely find any games (including Wanted) on DLC3 anyway. IMO, giving away a mode now to get some of the players back before E3 would be a very smart move marketing-wise.

With all the trouble the MM and disconnects has caused SINCE DAY ONE, I really feel they owe us, the loyal, still playing, DLC-purchasing ones, this much.

LA Noire is looking mighty tempting, and if I buy it I wonīt come back to AC until Revelations. Is that better than hoping for a couple of more dollars from the DLC3 income? I REALLY doubt thereīs any large numbers buying this these days, with the word on the street being that they canīt even play it and with UBIīs discredit in this area.

persiateddy95
05-26-2011, 04:36 AM
I got into 2 Ranked matches yesterday, and several Player matches.

Vey03
05-26-2011, 04:49 AM
I know you guys are talking about consoles, but it ain't any better on PC either http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I'm new to Assassinate, so still crap at it, but i do like it. Just wish i could get a game.

Lethalla, if you had it on PC, i'd tell you to add me, i'm in WA.

Murcuseo
05-26-2011, 05:41 AM
I actually get more lag in Wanted than I do in Assassinate. It used to be the other way round but ever since I closed the ports Ubi said you should open I've been fine. I still get in to plenty of matches.

I hope Ubisoft can do better in AC:R!.

utriej
05-26-2011, 09:12 AM
I've just come to accept that if I want to play Assassinate, the initial wait time can be up to 20-30min to get into a lobby. Anything under 5min is just plain luck.
So when i want to play that mode I set it up, and just do other things until it fills. Once I'm in a lobby I can usually get 1-2 hours of playtime w/ quick rematches (PS3 btw).
It's the initial wait time that's a B****.

I've had some lag issues with the mode, but no more than is average for any mode for me, and it's usually short lived so doesn't bother me all THAT much (or I've just accepted it as the norm).
What's funny to me is that we have how many people on the forums itching for the mode. So you have to think, how many people that don't use the forums feel the same way, and how many have the same "primetime" at night, and we still can't get matches, lol. I usually get some combination of the same 20 people when I do get matches.

Rakudaton
05-26-2011, 09:18 AM
I still can't get into ANY sort of game, even if I wait 20+ minutes, regardless of DLC.

I'd love to play Assassinate as it is my favourite game mode, but right now I'd be happy being able to play... well, ANY mode.

ANTRON77
05-26-2011, 10:34 AM
I had no problem at all getting into ranked games last night. Put me into a match right away and played for about a hour. No lag or discs.

utriej
05-26-2011, 01:22 PM
Anyone know if it's quicker to find a Player Assassinate match? I never play that mode, as I'm usually going for a good Templar Score if I'm playing Assassinate. But if working on the sniper or purist challenge, this mode is the way to go.

Edit: This is on PSN

MonsterJunkese
05-26-2011, 01:31 PM
I'd love to kill someone...(can you guess who)

I played two matches today and got in a match really fast.

daddychinn
05-26-2011, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by utriej:
Anyone know if it's quicker to find a Player Assassinate match? I never play that mode, as I'm usually going for a good Templar Score if I'm playing Assassinate. But if working on the sniper or purist challenge, this mode is the way to go.

Edit: This is on PSN

Yeah,i find player assassinate fairly easy..Still really learning assassinate so i dont wanna mess up my TS.

Drybones20008
05-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by ANTRON77:
I had no problem at all getting into ranked games last night. Put me into a match right away and played for about a hour. No lag or discs.

Yeah for some reason last night when we played together there were alot of people in ranked Assassinate, didn’t have a problem all night. But Friday Saturday Sunday Monday was REALLY hard to find people. Every Friday I always look forward to playing Assassinate until the wee hours of the morning (from like midnight to 2-3am) but Friday it was a dead zone! Hopefully it’s not like that tomorrow

Lethalla
05-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Wooot, I actually got a game and a half of ALLIANCE last night... first game one team quit.
And, in the full game, my partner DIDN'T steal my poison. Yay!

Mouse03... 2 consoles is enough; my poor 6yo PC can't handle ACB and my poor wallet can't handle a new PC with the specs to run it.
Pity, since I'd really love to play Witcher 2...

ANTRON77
05-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by Drybones20008:

Every Friday I always look forward to playing Assassinate until the wee hours of the morning (from like midnight to 2-3am)

Oh good i will look for in those hours then. It seems the lobby is consistantly full of the same people(very good players) which doesnt bode well for me trying to raise my TS for FFA.

obliviondoll
06-02-2011, 10:04 PM
I'm frustrated enough about this that bringing it back is worthwhile.

Just tried another couple of matches to see if it was possible to get a playable match in.

It wasn't.

It's completely *#&$ing unplayable.

Assassinsyk
06-02-2011, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by obliviondoll:
It's completely *#&$ing unplayable.

100%

obliviondoll
06-02-2011, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by Assassinsyk:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by obliviondoll:
It's completely *#&$ing unplayable.

100% </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The lack of support getting bad enough to necessitate this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4811054957/m/2511028829) doesn't help their cause...

Assassinsyk
06-02-2011, 11:31 PM
What I don't get is: what have changed since the outage? Never a problem before that. Playerbase gone, or has some tech been tweaking again?

Drybones20008
06-02-2011, 11:35 PM
I've had problems finding matches last week but this week has been pretty good! Around 10-11PM EST when i usually play i was able to find people for ranked Assassinate games 90% of the time. Yes it's pretty much always the same people but it's been a good week!

obliviondoll
06-03-2011, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Drybones20008:
I've had problems finding matches last week but this week has been pretty good! Around 10-11PM EST when i usually play i was able to find people for ranked Assassinate games 90% of the time. Yes it's pretty much always the same people but it's been a good week!
My complaint isn't that I can't FIND the games.

It's that I can't play them.

And the problems been there since Assassinate came out - it's just been made worse/more consistent by the decreased playerbase.