We meet again ;) CT 0 bar conncections were decent, im pretty sure our matchs were 0 bars.
Ye im gonna try 'same area only' later but im in England, where not many people import and even less people play BB. Half of them are probably still happy with their Pal Calamity Trigger.
Im hoping for Belisaurus to see this topic... for an official comment.
You being in England is probably the main issue here. If I had to guess, I'd say most people imported Calamity Trigger in Europe because there was a very long time when they didn't know if they'd ever get it, but since there's a concrete release date for Continuum Shift, many may just be waiting for that (doesn't hurt that they get one hell of a nice Limited Edition). As such, 99% of your competition will probably be in North America or Japan, which always causes problems.
Of course, I'm probably just talking out of my arse. If so, just ignore me ^^;