it is p2p, there are no dedicated servers anywhere. plenty of AUS players are able to play without issue
I've also been restricted from matchmade activities for two weeks purely for poor connection, even though i rarely get disconnected from pvp games. Bungie's way of just punishing people who live in less than ideal locations is really unfriendly toward their consumers.
I also got banned for two weeks this is the most terrible thing ever. Not everybody can have amazing internet and it’s ridiculous how much money I’ve spent on Destiny 1 and 2 and my ability to play crucible my favorite thing is taken away. 2 weeks is completely irrational and I would like to have a talk with bungie.
[quote]I've also been restricted from matchmade activities for two weeks purely for poor connection, even though i rarely get disconnected from pvp games. Bungie's way of just punishing people who live in less than ideal locations is really unfriendly toward their consumers.[/quote] There are 3 types of punishments for Destiny/Bungie. Bans, Restrictions and Suspensions. Learn the difference. BANS are permanent. The message usually says: "NOT SO FAST! This account has been banned." RESTRICTIONS are temporary. The message usually says: "RESTRICTED! This account is temporarily restricted from _______." If it is your 1st RESTRICTION it's USUALLY 2 weeks. If it is your 2nd RESTRICTION it's USUALLY 2 months. RESTRICTIONS can stack on each other, usually due to the severity and frequency of multiple reports overtime. So 2 weeks AND 2 months, so to most players there won't be a 2nd splash screen and the RESTRICTION ends later than expected. RESTRICTIONS USUALLY end during the reset of that week and not the day of. In-Game Gambit/Competitive Crucible SUSPENSIONS are only 30-60mins and placed automatically if you leave too many games in a short time span for ANY reason. Whether it be a ddos, error code or power outage. The message usually says: "TIME OUT! You left a ______ match before it was complete…." If you have had 2 prior RESTRICTIONS a 3rd penalty can either be a much longer RESTRICTION or a full on lifetime BAN. They WILL NOT respond or message you. They WILL NOT tell why a punishment was issued. They don't have to. They don't care. Loyalty. Time played. Content purchased. Gear earned. When you started. It is all irrelevant. They make the rules. We have to follow them. Break them and they penalize you. There is no course of action to appeal any punishment issued. They WILL NOT lessen or remove any punishment issued for any reason. They've had this no tolerance policy since Day 1 of D1. It won't change anytime soon. The reasons most ppl have a punishment issued to them is: For some form of cheating (ddossing). Playing with cheaters (paying for a carry, sharing account info, or staying in a lobby with a cheater for too long and benefiting from their illegal actions). Or having consistently terrible internet connection that it affects OTHERS players and not just yourself. You may be playing fine. But to others you may appear as an unkillable red-bar. For most PC tagalongs: They are banned because SOMETHING installed on your PC was viewed as a POTENTIAL threat to D2 and those are promptly banned. The process for BANS and RESTRICTIONS involve reports coming in from players or their flag system towards an individual. The Bungie monkey at HQ reviews it. And they decide if it was warranted or not.