Whenever I connect to any multiplayer game at all, my ping skyrockets to 999-ish and stays there. The game is impossible to play. I have added the game to the exceptions on the firewall, ran the .exe directly, ran it in admin mode, and everything that was listed in the Troubleshooting sticky.
In other games, I get a very low ping due to my fast internet. I'm kind of at my wit's end here, as I've spent 35 bucks on this game.