4v4 Team games are unplayable right now

I play on the US West server. In unranked lobbies. Almost every 4v4 team game will have a player disconnect in them, happening at random times. This makes team games unplayable.

The issue seems to be increasing in frequency. I have posted a bug report (as I have done numerous times). Thought I create this thread to create greater awareness of the issue. This needs to be fixed!!!

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This game is actually a joke… they should have had this fixed a long time ago i’ve been tweeting to them about it for months. They hilariously direct me here where there is already multiple threads. i highly recommend to not buy this game to any one who asks. They keep updating the game adding useless crap and making in-game tweaks and not addressing the issue. I play 10 games in a row that do this. it’s so frustrating to get constant losses. You would think they would be able to make it so it doesn’t effect elo when this happens but no i cant expect too much from them they are only a multi billion dollar company after all.

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I have the same issues in nearly every game 4x4 ranked. Sometimes it is me who suddenly drops (because I am forced to alt Alt+F4, after losing connection to the server), sometimes one of my teammates, sometimes one of the enemies = no matter who drops, the game is destroyed, because we also don’t have any restore option :slight_smile: In voobly there was at least the chance (~ 75%), that the one who lost connection came back and the game was restored.

It is really unacceptable, because a working TG-mode is the basic of an onlinegame like AoE 2 DE.

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+1

Slowly realising that the ranked teamgame queue is a joke, most games decided by who drops a player first. Especially when queuing solo into a teamgame thats the bigger problem. Right now, if I wanna have a quality teamgame, i need to invite friends to party (friends that are all on europe), queue ranked, and force the game to pick a good server for us (for example euwest or uk). On the other hand, if i queue alone into ranked teamgame, i receive brazil server 80% of the time, with 300-350 ping, and very frequent drops by both me or other players.

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Its been happening to me more often in ranked too

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Yes I suppose its a problem which ever mode you play, ranked or unranked. This is such a huge deal I just cant believe its not being addressed. AOE thrives on its multiplayer community, and the community needs to make more noise so that devs may finally address it.

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Maybe its an unavoidable problem since they’re using old game code. Are Xbox/Microsoft servers usually bad for other games?

I see that argument brought up again and again…that its old code. How was an independent developer like Voobly able to get it work so smoothly then?

And if it is unavoidable for some reason, why not just acknowledge it that hey guys we cant get team games to work, sorry, just play 1v1. Then people can just go back to Voobly and avoid this frustration.

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Yeah, this has been an issue since forever and it is insane that it hasn’t been addressed. I don’t understand why they add pointless content like the Mongol event or whatever it was, instead of addressing glaring bugs. I hardly play anymore because I am sick of waiting so long to get a game that plays for more than 5 minutes.

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I’ve uninstalled the game because of this reason. I love team games, but it’s impossible to play them currently. And it has been an issue for several months, with some periods where it worked a little better and a couple of days where one could not even join a match in 4v4.

I don’t understand why the responsible people ignore this problem.

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I had 3 games in a row with a DC today. very annoying.

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Had a player disconnect in every game last night. I can’t believe we have no communication on this or even assurance that they are working to fix it. Please devs, do something!

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I think they should improve the reporting system, every game I report someone who gets disconnected due to inactivity and nothing seems to happen! They should also do something to make the game more balanced when a player disconnects. A BOT could take its place, other players could be given an economy bonus, or something similar. They should also fix the problem that when a player disconnects they can no longer reconnect. There should be a time for the player to reconnect.

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it’s noobs and they will kill this game as for the ideas they are sure they have some …

Its been weeks now and 4v4 games are still unplayable. Maybe just remove the team game option until its fixed (if they are in fact fixing it)? That might be better than making people waste their time playing a game only to realize that half way through one player has just randomly disconnected now so what you did for the past half hour amounted to nothing…

You are not alone, there have been so many topics about this in the past few weeks:

Until now, there hasn’t been any official reaction to any of these topics and I doubt the developers consider it a serious issue. It is also not on the known issues list, so I have little hope it will be fixed.

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