It's all very well having clever ways to interact with other players

but if you can’t keep connected to the servers for more than 10 minutes at a time it’s all pretty much wasted effort on the part of the developers.

The team responsible for the social functions must be gutted that all their hard work is being let down by poor network code.

It was the same in 4 (albeit slightly less frequent) so I’m not holding my breath waiting for them to fix it.

Perhaps it should just be marketed as a single player game?