First let me tell you the problem (this isn't a rant btw, just me tryin to have fun)
Have recently got myself a nice new quick internet connection (4meg) and have been playing around in MP for a couple of days and had very similar experiences each time. I'll recount last nights attempt.
Spawned in a coop mission with the usual objectives of Masbete, pita, enemy base etc and it became pretty obvious that 99% of hostiles were dead and all and sundry were wandering hopelessly around trying to find the last one or two. After 15 mins of trying to get everyone to restart the mission we succeded and i was quite excited as some of the guys looked like a decent bunch and wanted to work (loosely lol) together.
Everyone spawned i and had my lovely SAW already so jumped on a Little Bird and waited while everyone mounted up.
5 secs later DEAD ***
TK'd hmm well no matter as i spawned pretty quick and jumped on the same LB, will i die, will i die. No both LB's manage to take off with full loads and head for 1st objective.
Phew this is more like it, six guys skimming low over the Sahrani plains. The pilot seems accomplished and he manages to drop us off in a field just outside an enemy base, my heartbeat quickens as i race up the slope to the outside wall and throw myself to the ground as two hostiles come through the large gap in the wall surpising me, but not for long as a couple of my team mates at the bottom of the slope open up and take the first down, while my now recovered reactions put 10 rounds into the second.
All this noise suddenly turns the front of the camp (right on the other side of the wall) into a hive of activity as more and more hostiles come to investigate and are cut down by my SAW or the guys at the bottom of the slope. After 2 or 3 mins i dare a peak around the wall into the camp and the scene is a grim one for the SLA to say the least as there is a very big pile of dead bodies and burning vehicles (don't know who was doing that but it was good to see), i duck back into cover and for some reason looked at my score, 11 kills woot i is on fire ***
However just then a shot rings out and i am dead (could have come up behind me, where was my cover *** ***lol)
While waiting to respawn i am thinking to myself "we can take that base on the next try just need to go through the back".
But sadly this is where my evenings entertainment ended as it had the previous 4 nights when spawning back in base i was not allowed to leave by 2 or 3 jokers killing everyone who respawned. It got really frustrating as up till then was the best (and longest) i had ever done in an Coop game and was really fun.
BUT i am gonna try again tonight, what i need from you guys out there is some servers where this does not happen as they have admins and take a dim view of this. My microphone is not working at the moment and can't get one for a few days (hope this doesn't count against me).
All i want to do is play the game well and work in a team, can anyone help.
Will be playing from 9pm onwards thnx in advance