I remember years ago people were saying Dedicated servers are going to be the holy grail and how they going to save Fifa. There will be no lag in Fifa. Most of these people who were making these comments had not played pro clubs.
They thought once dedicated servers arrived the lag free flawless gameplay will arrive.
But that has not been the case. The issue with dedicated servers is when there are too many people on the server it can cause lag hence why it’s better to play at non peak times rather than 6pm. The other issue is how far you are from the server. If you live too far then you will get lag.
Draft has better and smooth gameplay than Rivals. It’s running on P2P. The issues with P2P were stuff EA could have solved but chose not to. They could have had better matchmaking where you play people close to you and not in bleeding Saudi Arabia. People booting were not punished, EA could find out who is cheating easily with match stats.
So what did people prefer? The old P2P or these so called dedicated servers.