Yesterday i got in like 8 back to back games with friends, but I can't seem to start any games now. It keeps saying waiting for Abstergo agents when we already have enough, and then people drop out. Is this happening to anyone else?
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" I know this thread is a couple days old, but I'm still seeing this problem (hanging at "Waiting for Abstergo Agents" and never starting the game) Anyone else having problems, or know what the issue is? "This is a problem that is endemic to the multiplayer mode of AC:BH, it's not something that you can really "do" anything about though. However, I have noticed that if someone goes "AFK", this generally clogs the game up: since the person isn't joining the game, it will just sit there until they volunteer to leave (since there's no autostart or kick option). It's possible that when you are selecting the "Quick Start" option (as I do) you're actually just perpetually rejoining this same game (with the absent jackass who didn't exit the game).
That's my theory, but it's likely only one issue amongst the many that appear to have materialized with the game's multiplayer mode.
The MP portion of the game has way too many vague mechanics IMO. A little more information on the joining process, the difference between ranked, player match and quick match, and some of the actual game mechanics like stun and how sometimes a dude leaps at me horizontally from 50 feet away when I have to be up someone's ass to kill them.
The method of being targeted is bullshit as well. I can understand being hunted by one or more when you're in the top 3, but having multiple people on me when I'm fucking dead last is adding insult to injury. It must be purely random how it works since I've been number 1 with no one targeting me and number 8 with 3. The fact that you also get a hunter assigned to you that is right next to you is just as lame. I can see how just making everything in terms of targeting random makes it easier to balance and harder to exploit, but it also feels like it's a lazy move and ends up making the multiplayer much more based on luck than any kind of skill.
So what often happens to me when I try to play this with a friend, is during the searching process we get either get split into separate games, or only he gets in and I'm stuck in the waiting screen for all eternity. This... kind of defeats the purpose of creating a group, doesn't it? And also, it sucks.
Anyway, I was looking forward to partaking in tonight's TNT, but with these problems I'd probably slow everything down terribly.
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