I can't find a thread for this, direct me if I'm wrong.
I was playing Mario Kart a few moments ago. I'm quite an alright racer and I approve of snaking, anyone who snakes against me I believe likes a good sense of competition. I don't disconnect, only if I barge my thigh into my adapter or some connection difficulty where 'connection to opponent has been lost' appears. I came across something that was humanly impossible:
There were three racers, one myself, someone with pretty good statistics and someone japanese who has never lost a match with about 2000 wins. I thought they were obviouslya disconnector, but I gave it a shot anyway.
First it was Yoshi Falls, having been in second place half of the race and Toad infront of me about a milisecond the japanese racer got lost after about 10 seconds, I'd never seen them pass me. Suddenly they had finished and I was knocked down to third place, I thought "Hang on" but then I dismissed it and thought it was lag. It happened again in Delfino, and I dismissed it, then it was just me racing for the benefit of the doubt.
Figure 8 Circuit, I thought, and I put my map on a wider view to see how awesome their snaking skills actually were. In actual fact, they never did snake, I was ahead by miles, half way through into the lap I just heard that sound indicating I lost, but he was nowhere near the finish line, he was actually on the bridge which is the furthest point away from the finish line.
Then I lost another race in literally about 10 seconds.
Now I'm not that terrible that I don't notice when people pass me, he actually never passed either one of us, just kept winning whenever they felt like it.
Can anyone explain this to me?