PIP - We would like to try for a direct connection, but we will need fully detailed instructions on how to do this. We are not as computer savy as you are. I have no idea how to open up my 1945 port for TCP traffic. Since we are not computer savvy, should we forget about trying direct connection?
Suppose I somehow get my 1945 port open for TCP traffic, what do I do after that? What does my opponent do?
Today we tried to play a saved campaign using the lobby. We had played a lot of games in that campaign both on the same side. But the internet connection was weak. One red bar for me, none for my opponent. How many and what color bars do we need to have a solid connection? Does a direct connection help with a weak connection indicated by a red or no bars? We don't have latency problems once the battle starts and we've played a lot of them. Today we got to the screen where we see the results of the last battle, but after that, we get kicked out back to the lobby. This happened over and over.
There are many times we completed a battle and tried to continue the campaign but were kicked back to the lobby. So he hosted the campaign in the lobby and we were able to continue the campaign that way, one battle at a time. Other days we could play several battles in a row without being kicked out. This must be a common problem. Recently I've seen the same 2 players go into the lobby, then they both disconnect from the lobby, then both enter the lobby and, then both disconnect. Over and over. They are likely doing what we are doing, trying to play an operation or campaign and getting regularly kicked out. My computer has sent you a lot of error messages.
If you can get this fixed maybe there will be more players.