I'm not sure if this is new to CoD because I haven't played since World at War. I've taken the time to open all required ports and my NAT is open but I can never get any consistency with game quality, 'Best' game quality always feels far worse too.
I'll get destroyed in 1 game before I can even react. My reactions are good so when I get killed before I even move my aim or after getting 5 shots off (which should kill with an AR) it is annoying. It just feels like fights that I should win or at least have a chance in I will loose.
Then the next game I'll dominate. Killing 5 'bad guys' that swarm the hardpoint in one fight, killstreaks coming out of my ears and all that. Earlier my AR ran out of ammo (I don't carry a secondary) so I was literally running round the hardpoint knifing people. I got 6 kills against people running in with SMGs.
This makes it worse because when I do play very well I know that the reason is most likely because the other guys are suffering the horrible lag.
There is no middle ground. Will this ever get better?