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[Bbt] Coop Unplayable (Helping Up Does Nothing)

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We just recently purchased Battleblock Theater to sate our coop appetite. But upon having fun with the intro animation and killing eachother outside the first level we found out that we can't even play through level 1-1. Our progress through the game has been stopped at one simple jump.

 

Why? Because for some strange reason we cannot understand how to help eachother up (By holding RT at the top of a ledge). This is our first playthrough of the game and we are unable to move past the very first part of the game. We tried for about half an hour before giving up on the game.

 

Here's a link to a video of the problem that we encountered..

http://www.twitch.tv/nals86/c/3339766

 

Here's the full session from start to frustrated finish.

http://www.twitch.tv/nals86/b/484800631

 

 

Here's some facts to help you help us.

  • We both have open NATs
  • We live in seperate countries but play online coop games all the time with one another. Here's a few games (on xbox 360) that we've been able to play without connectivity issues.
    • Castle Crashers
    • Awesomenauts
    • Borderlands 2
    • Dead Island
    • Dead Rising 2
    • Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Almost every other element of Battleblock works flawlessly except that one move (as shown in the twitch broadcast)
  • We've tried switching who hosts the game to no avail.

 

If anyone can give advice as to how we can solve this problem it will be very appreciated because as it is now we are feeling very frustrated with a game we had very much been looking forward to.

 

Cheers

 

 

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It looks like you have a lag issue.  At the 2 minute mark, you, or your partner, did a mid air attack and it took a while for the other player to react.  Also the characters weren't throwing each other very smoothly.

 

If you play a little solo you can get enough yarn to unlock the dart gun and get by that part, but you might continue to get lag issues.

 

I would highly recommend that if you continue to play with this friend and have lag issues like that, whoever is the host should be the

ONLY person that carries any rocks.  The other person for sure will get himself kil't, over and over again.  Just pure rock crushing kil't!

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We just recently purchased Battleblock Theater to sate our coop appetite. But upon having fun with the intro animation and killing eachother outside the first level we found out that we can't even play through level 1-1. Our progress through the game has been stopped at one simple jump.

 

Why? Because for some strange reason we cannot understand how to help eachother up (By holding RT at the top of a ledge). This is our first playthrough of the game and we are unable to move past the very first part of the game. We tried for about half an hour before giving up on the game.

 

Here's a link to a video of the problem that we encountered..

http://www.twitch.tv/nals86/c/3339766

 

Here's the full session from start to frustrated finish.

http://www.twitch.tv/nals86/b/484800631

 

 

Here's some facts to help you help us.

  • We both have open NATs
  •  
  • We live in seperate countries but play online coop games all the time with one another. Here's a few games (on xbox 360) that we've been able to play without connectivity issues.
    • Castle Crashers
    •  
    • Awesomenauts
    •  
    • Borderlands 2
    •  
    • Dead Island
    •  
    • Dead Rising 2
    •  
    • Rainbow Six Vegas
    •  
  •  
  • Almost every other element of Battleblock works flawlessly except that one move (as shown in the twitch broadcast)
  •  
  • We've tried switching who hosts the game to no avail.
  •  

 

If anyone can give advice as to how we can solve this problem it will be very appreciated because as it is now we are feeling very frustrated with a game we had very much been looking forward to.

 

Cheers

 

That's not good at all! Could you please provide us with a little more information in a Support ticket? 

http://www.thebehemoth.com/support/ticket/open.php

 

Tell 'em Lindsay sent you. :)

 

It would be most helpful if you could provide both of your Internet speeds (you can take a speed test at a site like this: http://www.speedtest.net/), your physical locations, and your internet connection types (cable, DSL, what-have-you). 

 

In the meantime, have you only played so far with Twitch.TV streaming? What happens if you turn off Twitch or any other bandwidth hogs on your lines? 

 

A bit more info added later -- After looking into this a bit more, we strongly believe it's related to your upload  bandwidth being taken up by streaming, or simple physical distance between you two. Please let us know if this still happens when you are NOT streaming. If you're using a card to stream, you may also be able to adjust your upload capacity to 50% or lower for your stream (lower quality and resolution) to allow you to progress.

 

Let us know how it turns out!

Edited by Lindsay_Behemoth
I added some more info! Yay!

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Thank you for the reply Lindsay.

 

We have tried playing without streaming or running any other machines that take up bandwidth and the exact same problem occurred, It seems the problem is the physical distance between the two of us. We are situated in Louisiana and Sydney.

 

This latency issue was also a problem with Castle Crashers (causing constant dropouts) but after a title update a year or so ago to the game we have been able to play CC without any problem at all. I am just hoping that this game will also receive the same treatment. :)

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Thank you for the reply Lindsay.

 

We have tried playing without streaming or running any other machines that take up bandwidth and the exact same problem occurred, It seems the problem is the physical distance between the two of us. We are situated in Louisiana and Sydney.

 

This latency issue was also a problem with Castle Crashers (causing constant dropouts) but after a title update a year or so ago to the game we have been able to play CC without any problem at all. I am just hoping that this game will also receive the same treatment. :)

 

Hi nals!
 
Thanks for being so prompt in your response. Can you try something for me? 
 
Have you friend host a game in any Arena mode. Then, manually select to Join a Game in that mode (do NOT use Quick Match). What is the described quality of the connection and the ping, etc. numbers that display below your friend's gamertag in the game list? 
 
Thank you!
- Lindsay

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Here you go!

 

P2 - Louisiana

Terrible (OPEN, 593 kbps 381 ms)

 

P1 - Sydney

Terrible (OPEN, 380 kbps 383 ms)

 

I understand that isn't the greatest ping to have for online games, so I'm not expecting miracles.

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Here you go!

 

P2 - Louisiana

Terrible (OPEN, 593 kbps 381 ms)

 

P1 - Sydney

Terrible (OPEN, 380 kbps 383 ms)

 

I understand that isn't the greatest ping to have for online games, so I'm not expecting miracles.

 

Thanks for the info!! We've got as much data as we need for right now. 

 

I PM'd you with some more details, but I'll close up this ticket on the forums. 

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