First, The General Questions:
My kids got an X-Box 360 for Christmas. We’ve got it connected to X-Box Live so we can play MW2 against a few million other gamers.
Are the people we’re playing against also playing on X-Box only? Or are there also PC gamers and possibly other platforms accessing the X-Box Live pool?
In reponse to witnessing what I consider “godlike” reflexes and killin’ skillz, I have spent a bit of time as a spectator witnessing gameplay from the perspective of some kick-ass players. Based on what I’ve seen I have to ask: Are they using the same controllers I’m using? I mean, if we’re all using the same hardware then there’s a chance I can get that good, but if I’m playing against aftermarket controllers and different platforms then the playing field isn’t level and I can just get used to competing against my own personal best. Which is fine, but I’d like to know.
My connection is a N+ adapter connecting to a cable modem. The connection signal bars that display next to your character summary after every game are always nice and green, indicating a good signal. Do I/Can I tap directly into my router with a cable for better gameplay? Seems fine to me right now, but you can’t win a horse race with a pony either.
Somewhere between 20-40% of the games I play end up with connection problems with results ranging from temporarily jittery game play to total loss of server connection. I want to blame my own connection, but I never get booted from X-Box Live, just the game I’m playing. Am I the problem or is something else going on?
Tips: Give me tips. My best games are run & gun with lots of knife kills. I think my best ever game was 15 kills (Team Deathmatch) which also had my best-ever streak: 6. typical game is going to be 5-10 kills with maybe 1 or 2 3-kill streaks.