[QUOTE=alphabeta;574010]QuickJoin put me on a Moscow Russia server with a 260 ping from Los Angeles. This is improvement?
Oh and to make it worse I had the red server icon the entire match, while I stuttered and froze my way thru the game.
The icing on the cake was that all their names were in Cyrillic so I couldn’t even “encourage” the Level 4 noobs to actually turn around and see the player who was shooting them in the *ss. Oh well![/QUOTE]
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There’s a bug with the current Quick Join implementation which means full region detection isn’t actually working, so it’s falling back to the ‘backup system’ which usually does the job but in some cases can provide the player with a server on another region.
This is because the backup system only fetches a random list of 30 servers (in the background) before pinging them, getting their info and finding the best one. Since the list is random, there’s a slim chance that all the servers returned to you are in other regions.
The region detection system will return a list of 30 servers only within nearby regions (averaging 80ms or less) and then choose the best one to connect to. Not only will this result in better pings, but it will also mean the ‘best server’ will usually be one closer to your skill level as well. We’re aiming to rolling out this fix next week.