Originally Posted by flabulous_83
Yup, I was playing solo the other night and got put in <50ms ping lobbies everytime except for 1 75 ms. Most games were still garbage...insta deaths and shots not registering in most games.
This is not surprising. I have a pretty decent connection (not Verizon FiOS though), so I get into <50 ms games pretty often if playing TDM (more games available), and if I didn't, I would back out and try again- force of habit. I think that your latency is a negative indicator of whether you're likely to become host in a subsequent game, and I've seen you say that you do poorly on host (as do I), so you probably pull host during the next intermission.
Latency is generally, but not always, related to geographic proximity. However, I can get <100 ms ping from West to East coast, so it's more a function of the host. To illustrate this, the following speed tests I just conducted:
The Palo Alto server is fiber optic. Might be why some of you guys get awesome games on Groat's connection in Black Ops.