first of all this is my first Mechwarrior game (although I always wanted one when I was young) and I play it for 3 weeks now. I own a Jenner D with 2x SRM4 and a Catapult K2 with 2 PPCs.
My problem is dealing damage and achieving hits. I live in Germany and my ping is always >100ms. With my Jenner D, I rarely deal less than 300 dmg per round, even though my SRMs often (seem to) miss their target due to my high speed and my high ping. Sometimes I can see the missiles missing the target but my HUD shows me a hit. Then, on the other hand, when i play the K2 I rarerly miss the target, mostly because Im sniping from behind the front. But sometimes I see my PPCs impact but dont get a red crosshair and the target doesnt get any dmg either. Sometimes the PPCs miss the target and I get a hitreg (mostly when the shots went "behind" the target, p.e. if its moving from left to right and my shot passes the target to the left).
Well so far, this all seems quite normal for me, as a high ping results in a delayed hitbox. But I still dont understand why I not being able to deal more than 250 dmg in a round with my K2, disregarded my sniper gameplay and hitting most of the time. Additionally, I feel like dying with 5 shots of every weapon, included enemy PPCs which seem to be far stronger than my own (?) ...
tl;dr: Me dealing less dmg with PPCs than with SRMs even with highping. Dying faster than being able to kill one.
So my question is, how does the highping affect hitreg/hitboxes ingame? Do I have a disadvantage (well, I can feel it) because I have highping? Or is the whole netcode, hitreg etc jsut ****** up for everyone?
Edited by Zoddom, 04 December 2012 - 02:14 PM.