Is it really impossible to make it at least a little playable? - 3-5 sec lag on EVERY SINGLE click!?
Will this ever be improved or will your 1995-ish network-code still be used in FM?
Loving the game, but seriously.. I'd be embarassed if I was involved with the development of FM to release a game with such a terrible online gaming experience for the customers. Its just horrific.. major letdown..
Definitely a part of FM that needs looking at in the future. I've tried to play countless online games with mates and other people but the slowness puts me off big time. I've seen a few people say on the forum that not enough play online to have it seriously looked at but I believe if the speed was decent a lot more people would play online, would also make the game more competitive because the AI team building a few years down the line is terrible.
I hate this as well I tried to play a couple of online games but given up due to the lack of speed when clicking on anything.
I've actually managed to "force" myself through a couple of seasons. It is simply fantastic to play multiplayer in FM which is why it annoys me so much that the experience simply gets worse for each version of FM
A couple of seasons ago I was thinking that they chose to ignore it due to it might compete too much with FM Live and they didnt want that, but FM Live is no more so that cant be why.. Or perhaps too few people are actually interested in online gaming and they therefore dont prioritize it high enough.
I have done 12 seasons online and the speed was pretty decent in fm2008. Some times (rarely) it was slower, but as it wasn't all the time the problem was for sure related with the computers or the internet connection. Are you sure the firewall isn't filtering too much, or there isn't any other application installed on any of your computers that may cause that, or even the internet speed?
It isnt related to router/firewall/ISP/PC problems.. I've had this problem since it became possible to play online in FM. And during that time I've moved, changed PC, changed router, changed OS, tried from other other countries.. you name it, I've tried it..
I'd really LOVE it if it were a problem I could fix, but I've yet to see a solution or even a hint of a solution for this.
Well if the game requires a 10mb upload speed to be able to play without huge lags it isnt "bad upload speeds".. its bad programming.
Anyway, it seems as if some have no problems, while others do, regardless of connection speeds.
You'd be surprised. I'm not sure about the bandwith usage of the game myself. But 10mb isn't a lot.
It's also possible there is some other issue however. SI would need to clarify on the actual network usage and recommended upload speeds.
I have also always had slow games. What annoys me is that it is the UI that is slow! Does the came contact the server every time I click something? It should be possible to just have the server update the local database each time we click continue and not contact the server every time you click a new player. And even if it contacts the server each time you click something it is just a database look-up, and with a 20/2 Mbit/s line it shouldn't take 3-4 sec. Please fix this!
But I still play online because it is so much fun to beat your mates
I think it have a lot to do with the machine and connection possessed by the host, a host with a decent computer and good upload should make it run reasonably fast, i never really noticed a massive difference from sp in the short term online game I played on fm10
We had this come up the other week when me and a few other started playing, and by changing the host the situation improved drastically.
Unless it was blind luck, im pretty sure its down to Computer (specs) and Internet Connection. A decent download/upload no cap ISP is probably the best thing you can have.
The only annoying part of online play, is how many times it stops per day, i mean really it only needs to do so once per day....
Most of the time it comes down to Game Latency. IE, it is not the hardware etc, it is the inherent Latency on any given ADSL/DSL or Cable type lines. You could have the fastest Rig going, but it is down to how much data can be pushed through.