Mordhau
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After playing Invasion mode for a while; I can say that I love it. HOWEVER, map balance is a big issue. Clearly these maps didn't get balance tested with 48 players before they were released, at least not nearly enough. Here's a breakdown:

-Feitoria: The 1st two parts aren't too bad in my opinion, unless 3 annoying strategies are used:
1) Attackers invade the upper story of the siege tower en masse, and turtle up while somehow still pushing the tower from the top level.
2) On 2nd part, defenders put spikes at the tops of all ladders/ the siege tower, effectively sealing off all routes.
3) On the 2nd part, defenders retreat to the the back tower and build tons of walls/ spikes at the doors. With only a couple engineers defending, it's nearly impossible to break through, since even reaching the entrances to the tower is difficult for attackers.

Obviously these are problems, but the worst part is the last one. Attackers roll through 80% of the time, unless the defenders again employ the one working strategy of barricading a house. Only having one viable defensive strategy gets repetitive, not to mention said strategy being cheesy and annoying.

-Grad: Attackers tend to roll through the 1st part, due to there being too many/ too widely spaced things to defend. There are just too many paths the attackers can take so the defenders are always unfocused/ spread thin. The 2nd part is better, but has 2 major problems:
1) The warden/ commander barricade themselves behind engineer walls. When this happens, it's nearly impossible for attackers to break through. Noticing a theme here?
2) A single shot from the catapult can do huge damage to the commander, even through a wall. If he's inside defending, he has no way of knowing that it's coming/ avoiding it. The fact that a guy can click once from so far away and, without even really trying, win the game against a potentially much better team is not exactly great.

-Taiga: Attackers usually roll through the 1st part unless defenders are very very proactive, and attackers have lots of time. Defenders can hardly reach some of the peasants before they are killed, the rest are easily picked off since they are so close to the front. This whole objective just feels awkward, like they smooshed it in without really designing part of the level to make it work. Maybe if there were a couple side-areas with more peasants?
The 2nd part is better, although many people seem surprised to learn that there is a 2nd firepit that needs defending; as there doesn't seem to be any indication of where it is. Most teams completely focus on the firepit in the center of the fort, almost as if they weren't aware of another firepit existing...
The 3rd part is pretty balanced, unless (you guessed it) defenders wall up and no-one can get through. Also maybe the ballista being there is a bit OP
The final objective is a shit-show. If the attackers don't immediately blow through the tunnel, they are doomed. The tunnel is easily blocked for eternity by 1 or 2 guys with firepots/ ammo crate. Add a defending engineer to this mix, and attackers are at a huge disadvantage. Seriously, the firepots on this part are a huge detriment to smoothly flowing gameplay, it just turns into a game of red light/ green light. Also the large cave area is easily turned into a shooting gallery by defending ballista, adding another layer of difficulty for attackers.

-Camp: Camp is rarely chosen in the vote. From what I've seen though:
Attackers usually roll through the 1st part, although it's not as one-sided as some other 1st objectives. Bombing the seige towers is very difficult for attackers though, especially that last tower. I've only seen it come to the final objective 2 or 3 times (since this map is picked so rarely, and the 2nd obj so rarely passed), so I can't really say how the balance is for that part.

None of these maps are, on a whole, well balanced. There are some common problems:
1) 1st obj is too easy for attackers
2) A few walls/ spikes being constantly repaired completely stonewall the attackers (especially in Feitoria!)
3) One or two guys with firepots can completely block all vital chokepoints indefinitely (this is a problem on all maps). Maybe firepots should be limited to one per loadout? No-one likes being completely blocked from the fight by a naked guy hurling firepots and nothing else.
3) Awkwardly placed objectives being hard to defend
Hopefully the next patch addresses these issues; right now Invasion mode is a race to see who picks the right team 1st. If you pick the wrong team, or if your game loads slowly, you lose 80% of the time.

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  • 14 Aug '19
 quack_quack_quack

Same here, haven't played in weeks because of this. Everything was fine around patch 4 or 5, what the fluff happened?!

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  • 31 Jul '19
 quack_quack_quack

I like the combat system; it's insane fun. BUT:

I dislike the huge lag spikes introduced around patch 7 or 8 that prevent me from playing :(

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  • 20 Jul '19
 quack_quack_quack

Thanks for the update, it's good to know that server improvements are coming.

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  • 13 Jul '19
 quack_quack_quack

Same here (West Coast U.S.). I've pretty much stopped playing Mordhau because of this. Small wonder that the playerbase has shrunk so rapidly, it's sad to see a game with such potential wither away because of crap servers/ buggy netcode.

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Just tried to play frontline (official west coast), and it was awful. More that 1/2 the players had 100+ ping, myself and plenty others were spiking up to 300-400+. Players teleporting left and right, with major pauses in gameplay. Only a few players had green ping (myself included, when it wasn't spiking to 300). What's up with these official servers, they're absolutely terrible!

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  • 10 Jul '19
 quack_quack_quack

Server quality is another issue. There's a topic right now on steam with nearly 50 posts about how laggy/ unstable the servers are, and no dev response. Not a good look for the game, I myself have stopped playing until the servers are fixed.

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Having the same problem, no solution found yet. RIP my Mordhau experience I guess

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This problem has been present for weeks now, and it is still not resolved. Wired ethernet connection, low stable ping in all other games, ping to google is fine with 0 packetloss.

The ping spikes start after about a minute of gameplay, and happen across ALL official and 3rd-party servers; and get much more frequent when the server is full.

Can't really play the game like this, today I played for 10 minutes and logged off in frustration. I've messaged like 7 of my Steam friends, and they're all having the same problem! Playerbase will soon be at less than 10k people, and this is a huge reason why. Mordhau is broken in its current condition for a lot of players, it's sad but it's the truth.

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  • 28 Jun '19
 quack_quack_quack

This problem went away for me but is back now with the patch; every single 48p official server I've joined (West Coast US) has this problem. The servers regularly suffer terrible lag spikes when the server fills up. I'm staying away from official servers until this is fixed, it makes the game super-frustrating.

There's no way around it, bad servers are the death of any online game, and boy are these servers bad.

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  • 26 Jun '19
 quack_quack_quack

Some more voice commands would be nice, especially "Behind you" and "watch out for archers"; there have been times when those would have been very useful to have.

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  • 19 Jun '19
 quack_quack_quack

Spawn areas should not be reachable by enemies and should be safe from firepots/ horses/ ballistae. Also the routes out of spawn should not be blockable by engineer construction/ firepots.

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  • 18 Jun '19
 quack_quack_quack

That's about how bad it was for me a couple days ago. What region was this server in? Also, how full was the server?

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@Seymour said:
If you have Nvidia GeForce Experience, you can activate Shadow Play and record the last X minutes, so you don't have to always record whole games.
Most servers are really laggy, though. For me (Europe) it's not as bad as you described, but ping is usually pretty high and there are many weird moments, weapons just passing through me / enemies without registering a hit.
I really hope this will get fixed soon.

That's rough. Record some video of the lagginess + scoreboard, it will help the devs troubleshoot the problem. Hopefully (probably, considering the number of posts about this issue) Triternion are working with the server providers on some kind of solution, stay strong brother!

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Thanks for the quick reply. I recorded a couple rounds with FRAPS on a West Coast official frontline server (Cordelia 11), but for the first time in days there were no major lag/ packetloss spikes! (naturally the second I try to show someone the issue, it isn't there anymore. sigh). I'll keep recording on different servers to see if the problem crops up again/ happens on 3rd party servers. It's worth noting that some players I was talking to had the same thing happen; lag spikes like crazy for a few days then they stopped.

I have no idea why, but the problem seems to have solved itself, at least for me. Hopefully it stays fixed, I'm just glad to get back to smushing heads!

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It's been about week since this issue started; many reports of people having this problem and not a word from a dev on any topic about it. Every time a server starts to fill up, the ping goes nuts, the server starts dropping packets left and right, and the game becomes impossible. Every day I play for a few minutes hoping for the problem to be resolved, every day I'm disappointed when the teleporting + lag spikes begin and I log off and play LFD2 or Terraria or something. This was happening last night even on 16p servers, what gives? Is this being worked on? Did I waste $25?

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Copy + pasting this from a steam discussion topic:

Had bad packetloss/ ping spikes today every 5 seconds or so, on a duel server with only 32 people. Something is hella wrong with the servers or the netcode, and it seems more severe every day. The 48-player frontline servers are even worse, and 64-player servers? Forget about it.

Ping to google.com averages 20 or so with 0 packetloss. Performance on all my other online games is fine. But my ping on Mordhau spikes up to 500 on all servers on a wired ethernet connection. The official servers down in LA are basically unplayable a lot of the time, sometimes I can play on a 3rd-party server for a little while before it starts filling up and the ping spikes start. This, combined with the♥♥♥♥♥♥poor framerate on frontline even at lowest graphics, is making it really hard to have fun while playing.

There's no way around it, this game is badly optimized for some rigs and there is some issue causing major connection problems across all servers.

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  • 13 Jun '19
 quack_quack_quack

Having an issue where my ping skyrockets from around 60 to 200-500 for lengthy periods on official frontline servers. Packetloss goes through the roof as well; sometimes I lag out for so long that I get disconnected. I'm using a wired ethernet connection; ping to google.com comes up 20-30 ping average with no packetloss so it's not my network connection that's the issue. Clearly something is up with the official servers or perhaps the netcode.

I know that plenty of others are experiencing this problem; whenever a spike happens there's tons of "woah lag" ect, in the chat box. People teleporting due to their lag is another common sight. Is this problem being worked on? It seemed better for a few days after the patch, but now it's worse than before. This, along with the optimization problems are kinda ruining the game for me; if the game doesn't run well and the servers lag out constantly, it's hard to not be frustrated when playing. Frustration is the death of fun.

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Microtransations in Mordhau.... Hell to the No. If more cosmetics are added, they ought to be unlockable only through gameplay, screw that "I have more money than you so I get all the cool stuff" garbage. We already paid for the game, charging additional $ for cosmetics is just greedy. Keep MTX the hell out of Mordhau, please. Microtransactions are a cancer on gaming; they were hated in Chivalry and would be hated here.

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There's definitely an optimization problem right now, I'm running on lowest runescape-level settings and still getting under 40 FPS on frontline. Even with a core i5 it should run way better than that.