I've been trying to play SSFIV today but I have been getting so much lag it's ridiculous. Has anyone else been getting a lot of lag lately?
I have forwarded all of my ports and I have a decent connection (18ms ping, 9.8Mbps down, 0.47Mbps up - I just ran a test) and I am using an ethernet cable to connect to my router. On top of that I've even tried bypassing my router altogether by plugging directly into my modem. But nothing works. I'm still getting lag. If I play with someone with a really good connection I can avoid some of the lag but it comes back sporadically.
It's unbearable. Completely ruins the online experience. I played about 10 consecutive ranked matches and it made me want to pull my hair out. Lag in every single one. I even got lag when I played some people on my friends list who I never used to get lag against.
Is there anything I can do to avoid this lag (outside of getting a better broadband package)? If I had to guess I would say that it's a problem with the XBL network. Overcapacity or something, maybe because of all the new players coming over from PSN.