Once again someone has got up my nose with their comments left last week. This time it is the turn of a certain Deadweather. He clearly has issues with the online side of the game, but seems to deem it acceptable to have a pop at me and Dan. Normally I just get rid of comments when they are rude/offensive, but yet again he has a genuine concern, but lacks the manners and decency to raise his issue respectfully. So on that basis I’m not going to address his problem.
That would be the sensible thing to do, given the respect he has shown us guys, but we’re more than capable of conducting ourselves in a mature manner. Just because you have the freedom to express yourself however you see fit, does not mean you should get offensive. We don’t ask for recognition or praise, but at the same time we won’t tolerate abuse. You’re one more dodgy comment away from a straight ban from this site mate.
Anyway, on to the issue of online play. I would be interested in knowing just how widespread this issue actually is.
Basically I would say that online issues seem to be sporadic with people. We don’t have the widespread online problems as associated with PES2009, but there still are areas where people are not getting decent games.
We would like to know the types of issues you are getting, along with the country you are from which may help to build a better picture. I believe the lag issues of old (teleporting players, juttery action, ball all over the place) are not seen as much, but response lag is the main culprit. Please do leave comments describing the nature of the issues, so that we can attempt to get some feedback from Konami on what they intend to do to address our issues.
It’s fair to say that we have no such general issues with online play with most others games, so this is something that konami need to pay more attention to. There was plenty of noise being made pre-launch about online play being sorted, so let’s get across the extent of the problems to Konmai. It will be interesting to hear the common types of complaints you guys have out there.
Personally speaking, I have yet to fully explore the online game, but will be very shortly launching our very first online tournament via www.pesrankings.com. This tournament will be on the PS3 only initially whilst we get used to running online competitions, so expect many more events moving forward should this turn out to be a success.
In fact, I’ve just thought that if there are people who are willing to play me on the PS3 just to see how we get on, then I’d very up for that. I’m in London, and so would appreciate people getting in touch from around the UK, Europe and beyond. This will be a very good test of seeing how well the game performs, and I will be making a note of the status of games to report back. So if you’re interested in partaking, please email me at my usual address, and we’ll try to arrange some mutual times to play.
I should also state that the primary reason I haven’t played online all that much is because I am going nuts on the Master League mode, which I am finding all consuming! The game’s depth is just amazing, and I’m loving it!
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.