Hi, how do everyone deal with the network lag on Xbox Live? Pretty much every game I try to play is lag ridden and pretty much unplayable. That's why I mainly play co-op games where lag isn't an issue.
I play BF3, MW3 and Gears 3 and they all have lag where everyone else sees you way before I see them. It's really noticeable on MW3, I watch every killcam and what they see is totally different to what I saw when I got shot from my end, which is a very clear indication of lag.
My NAT is open, and I've got port forwarding all set up, I've set up QoS, and set up the fastest DNS site according to namebench (which turns out to be 184.108.40.206). I don't suffer lag when playing PC games so it can't be my network or router or ISP.
The problem is definitely with Xbox Live. I live in Brisbane, and my friend in Sydney also see the same thing. I don't see how anyone is able to get acceptable lag/ping/latency.
What can I do to improve my latency, other than moving house next to a server?