Haha I was able to tolerate maybe one promotion on Seasons. It was my first ever time playing online and even though I could realistically be a top three division player with just a little more experience, it was maddeningly bipolar (no pun intended). One minute it was a breeze and the opponent couldn't touch me before inevitably rage quitting; the next it was like I was using a drunk controller, or trying to play through a projector rather than using a monitor and forcing low latency games. Not enjoyable at all, especially with how the typical online player uses the same lightening speed cookie cutter 100 pace playstyle.
Idk if you play career mode but you'll notice what I can only describe as force fields protecting players when you try to bully them off the ball. Just a ridiculous amount of resistance.
To be honest, it’s better! In regards to button delay and latency, it all ties into the distance between you and your opponent’s location. With the Geo-filter enabled (ex: my location (U.S). I find games less than 100ms ping depending on the server/host. My average ping for pro club games in the U.S is 25-75ms (which is great). The bad part is when I play with people in the UK. That's where button delay and latency kicks in (average ping of 150-170ms) and this is because of distance. My player is sluggish or unresponsive. There are also servers that are mis-located in the US and I have mentioned this to Fraser for the next cloud update. Overall, the XR500 gives you more control on how you connect with other players and gives you the ability to deny bad hosts so that you will always have a reliable connection when gaming. I also want to point out that the Netduma team is always willing to help and they respond really fast.
Thanks guys. I appreciate it. I have spoken to EA support many times and based on the OU trace test results they blame my ISP as the problem LOL. I will buy the XR500 in the coming weeks and see if it will fix issue...fingers crossed.