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Ossie1972    34

Hi all, haven't really been active on the boards for a couple of years but with the looming release of BB2 LE I'm looking to get the game & dip my toe back into the OCC!

 

The thing that killed BB1 in our playing group was the connectivity:  the variability of whether you had to stuff around opening ports (some did, some didn't), the variability of whether this worked anyway (sometimes it just wouldn't connect for some reason regardless), and the fact that games would not infrequently drop out even if the connection worked.

 

Is this fixed in BB2?  We have a player group that, no matter the reason/excuse/justification, will just expect to buy the game and be able to connect out of the gate 100% of the time without having to shag around with opening ports or reconnecting after dropouts and losing half a game already played or anything else (ie like virtually every other game on the market apart from BB1).

 

I really hope this has been fixed.  Most of our group were only casual fans of BB at best but they gave it a go, couldn't play half the time and gave up.  I couldn't really blame them at the time.

 

Cheers

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dode74    445

I've had no issues and had to adjust no ports.  Reconnection in case of internet drop out also works pretty well, too.

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straume    125

Welcome back Ossie. The answer is yes. The whole "port forward open/close"-nonsense is not an issue in BB2.

 

Also there is a reconnect feature if you drop connection, I have only gotten to try it once, but it worked like a charm.

 

So 2 huge improvevents from BB1 right there.

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Rymdkejsaren    519

You have a 6-minute window to reconnect (I believe in LE, this will also count towards your pause time, and you only get 6 minutes total). But it means that we see very few games that need resetting in OCC2. I think we've had around five resets needed in the OCC2 so far (a total of 33 match days have passed).

 

Connectivity is also all-around better, from what I experience and hear. I've had one disconnect that wasn't due to my own connection during my entire playtime of over 300 hours. I've seen opponents (in serious games) disconnect three or four times.

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meebee    428

I had plenty of dc-issues with BB1, due to low bandwith connection. Although we finally got broadband access over here this year, i still had to play BB2 with poor connection for quite some time before. And i never had any problem with it.

The netcode is the best improvement on the entire game.

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Ossie1972    34

Thanks to all.  Lurking on the boards again for the first time in almost two years, I actually forgot about my last post, which was after BB2 vanilla had just been released!  Consensus at the time was that everything in-game was prettier, but everything outside (leagues, chat, PvP mechanic etc) was worse than BB1.  Also many problems like broken skills, inability to turn off mandatory skills etc, and the standard Cyanide ignoring them.

 

Also keen to hear any updates people may have on the problems in that thread!
 

 

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Rymdkejsaren    519

It's a much more solid game, now, though not without its problems. There are some bugs that we hope get squashed with LE (which will likely introduce a slew of new annoying bugs), but they are not as plentiful as in BB1.

 

The good news is that Cyanide does seem to finally have gotten the point that if they want the game to live, they need to listen to the community. So they're implementing a lot of suggestions that have been made. It's not going to be perfect, and their skill at solving problems in logical ways (and in ways that don't create new ones) still needs work, but at least they are making an effort.

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