Gears Of War 2 Online Broken?

#1 Posted by TheWorstPlayerEver (390 posts) -

Okay so for the past couple of days that Gears of War 2 has been out, I have tried to play a couple of public matches online and I can't get into any of them. It says that it is searching for teammates...fails to find them...and then restarts the search. I have yet to get past this point so I haven't been able to play online unless its been private matches. Is my game jacked or is this happening to other people also?

#2 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

It's probably just that you're the worst player ever.

It's probably due to your internet connection being less than stellar and the mass number of people online with it.
#3 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

From my experience, the matchmaking sucks. Not your connection. Things to remember:

  • It's best to go in with a party of 2, 3, or 5.
  • A party of 1 is better than 4, much better. If you try to search with 4 people, it'll take 10 minutes on average. A party of 1 is more agreeable, but not fun to be playing with strangers.
#4 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
Vinchenzo said:
  • A party of 1 is better than 4, much better. If you try to search with 4 people, it'll take 10 minutes on average. A party of 1 is more agreeable, but not fun to be playing with strangers.
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Does this make sense?
#5 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
Arkthemaniac said:
"Vinchenzo said:
  • A party of 1 is better than 4, much better. If you try to search with 4 people, it'll take 10 minutes on average. A party of 1 is more agreeable, but not fun to be playing with strangers.
"
????????????????/
Does this make sense?
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Does it make sense this shitty matchmaking could get past EPIC? My friends get disconnected on occasion, it takes a considerable amount of time to find a game. Oh and I like the 20 seconds of idiocy that you have to sit through at the end of each match, staring at a scoreboard. Overall I am hoping they patch it up and make it better.
#6 Edited by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
Vinchenzo said:
Does it make sense this shitty matchmaking could get past EPIC? My friends get disconnected on occasion, it takes a considerable amount of time to find a game. Oh and I like the 20 seconds of idiocy that you have to sit through at the end of each match, staring at a scoreboard. Overall I am hoping they patch it up and make it better."
Well, I don't think Epic is made up of saints, but I really liked the online design of the first Gears. It was just like UT2004, and I loved that too. Why do they change the things that are not only not broken, but are superior to everything else?
Well, I'm off to bed, so I guess that question is rhetorical.
#7 Posted by Discorsi (1390 posts) -

only thing broken in multi is chainsaw.

#8 Posted by crazyscreenwriter (15 posts) -

Its a "Known Issue". All over the Official Gears Forums on Epic's website. For me it takes anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to put a match together. For others it is seconds, and some people get no love at all. The current thesis seems to be that Epic's matchmaking servers are overloaded. The only thing you can do right now is wait. Oh, and, of course, make sure you have an Open NAT.

#9 Posted by Roger_Klotz (795 posts) -

When I play with friends I can usually enter a match right away. But when I'm alone it takes awhile for the matchmaking to find the players. Other than that I have had no complaints with it.

#10 Posted by Royale (158 posts) -
crazyscreenwriter said:
"Its a "Known Issue". All over the Official Gears Forums on Epic's website. For me it takes anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to put a match together. For others it is seconds, and some people get no love at all. The current thesis seems to be that Epic's matchmaking servers are overloaded. The only thing you can do right now is wait. Oh, and, of course, make sure you have an Open NAT."
Well, if that's the case then fine.  I'm glad they're addressing it.  Last night I attempted to get into some multiplayer matches and ended up in a 3v5 match (I was on the 3 -  how's that for matchmaking) and then spent 10 minutes searching for another game with no luck.  I finally ended up setting up a map with some bots just so I could play something.  Hopefully by the time I finish up with the single player and dive full on into multiplayer, this issue will be fixed.  The games I did get into were mostly awesome and I love the new maps.

I'm sure it's just a technical problem.  I've never had a problem getting into a game in Halo 3... usually it's pretty instant.  I just hope it gets fixed soon.
#11 Posted by Wuffi (246 posts) -

yea gears 2 is kinda broken and laggy and matchmaking blows

#12 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I can't believe I am already waiting for an update considering it has been out for three days...

#13 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

Yep, I'm getting the same problem, It sometimes finds team mates, but then fails to find an opponent.

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#14 Posted by TheWorstPlayerEver (390 posts) -

quick update.... I just got into my first public game! I guess the servers were just slammed or something but I did discover that I don't want to play public games anymore because people are way too good. lol

#15 Posted by Royale (158 posts) -

Something must have happened because tonight games are popping great for me.

#16 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

It seems a bit faster. But when it's gone from 30 minutes waiting to 15 minutes waiting, i'm still not jumping for joy.

#17 Posted by StevieQ (241 posts) -

yeah, it's pretty bad. Even when I get in to a game, there is often a lot of lag

#18 Posted by af7lm (75 posts) -

I'm still not getting any love.  Release day I was able to get in A game fairly quick then got the boot at the end of the match.  Of course I couldn't get into another.  Tried again this morning with no avail.  I hope it gets fixed soon because I really wanna try out the public multiplayer, I never got into gow1 mp.   For now i'll stick with horde and insane campaign.

#19 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6310 posts) -

They need to scrap the entire matchmaking system or at least remove the playlist "feature" of the game. They tried to be Halo 3, when they should know that just because a shitty system gets put into a good game, it doesn't make the system good.

#20 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I can't ever connect to anyone with Matchmaking. Couldn't in Halo 3, couldn't in COD4, and can't in GOW2. Thanks, Epic.

#21 Posted by crazyscreenwriter (15 posts) -

Its gotten better for me. About two to five minutes between games, and most of the time I'm at least getting games.

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