I really can't play it at the moment, its a nightmare. I like to think my internet connection is rather good and I have no issues on any other games. But loading up MyClub at the moment is painful. It timed out twice yesterday and then took well over 5 minutes to get me to the menu.. Every option I click on then needs another 30 seconds or so to load up. And trying to do anything meaningful like that is impossible. I daren't load into play a game online as god alone only knows how that would play at the moment... I read the advice on startup which I genuinely couldn't believe. They say not to play at peak times? It already took long enough to get a game at peak times, if I start waiting til the early hours all I am going to get are those players thousands of miles away and an awful, laggy experience.
I know its the easy thing to do, comparing it to FIFA, but I can count on one hand the amount of times I haven't been able to log into Ultimate Team in the past.. I can probably count on one hand the amount of unplayable games I have had in Ultimate Team due to lag... If the PES servers can not handle large numbers of people then they need to be upgraded.. Its nearly 2016 and for the most part, online gaming in PES should feel like you are playing your opponent in the same room. If EA can do it, then Konami should be aiming to do it too. I have no idea how many simultaneous games/players FIFA has, but I would assume it tends to be a hell of a lot more than PES at the moment. If they can keep the servers running solidly and with good game connections then PES must aim for that. I shouldn't be waiting 5 minutes to log into MyClub because it is busy, there shouldn't be such a thing as too busy in this game. It just shouldn't happen.
Its frustrating because when I have got on briefly and managed to get some players, I have bulked out my squad and added some good players. I want to play with them against others as that is where I find my enjoyment in these modes, but at the moment it is a pain. The update has seemed really good though gameplay wise and I want to make the most of it. Basically, 2017, they need to get these servers sorted... I am sure Adam Bhatti and the rest would say its my internet connection, but if every other online game runs solidly then it cant be that.. Frustratingly, PES 2013 ran beautifully online, the ones that have come since have gone backwards connection wise despite adding so much to the actual gameplay mechanics of the modes..
Grrr, rant over...
PS/ Has the free to play thing started now? As I assume this is why the servers are so busy? They must have realised offering a free to play version would have boosted the user numbers up a lot, so they should have had the systems in place to cope with it