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What is your in-game ping (Q3/UT)?

RSI

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<- 56K - 145ms ping lowest during the game, lowest 'average' 185ms, usually about 230ms.

What about you guys?

-RSI
 

ltk007

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Around 130-180, never over 200. 50 at best.
That's on Cable with 300-500k down 100k up
 

RSI

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Evan, man I feel sorry for you... Paying for cable and still only getting half-ass ping? My ping is hardly any worse than yours, and I'm paying... hmm, maybe about $5 or $7 per month for my internet (56k, unlimited).

-RSI
 

wviperw

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Uhhhhh, I can't even play them because my ping is so bad. I have a 56k modem, and I download/upload at like 1kb/s.
 

ltk007

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Ping isn't my biggest concern, I just like the download/upload speed. Plus, I used to get around 350ms because my local phone lines don't allow anything faster than 26400. I happy with cable :)
 

snow patrol

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Yep, it is pretty nice, although I'm more of a Rogue Spear / Counterstrike player, so anything under about 100ms is perfectly fine, give that those are relatively slow paced compared to Quake 3 :)
 

kami

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60-90ms on 1Mbps/128Kbps DSL in Quake3. My UT pings were always higher.
 

pen^2

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30~100 depending on the server. but when i have bad spikes it ranges anywhere between 0 and 20000 :D
 

RSI

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C:\>ping vif.com

Pinging vif.com [205.205.128.153] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 205.205.128.153: bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=127
Reply from 205.205.128.153: bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=127
Reply from 205.205.128.153: bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=127
Reply from 205.205.128.153: bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=127

Ping statistics for 205.205.128.153:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 100ms, Maximum = 100ms, Average = 100ms

C:\>

That's my ISP. Pretty fast and stable for 56k if you ask me. :D

-RSI
 

Pretender

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UT ping is much different from most other pings.
For UT, <180 is good, <100 is excellent.
For most other games, <100 is good, <50 is excellent.

UT has some interesting network code, but the game kicks ass.

 

RSI

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Pretender, that's weird... I very often get ~180ms in QIII as well as UT. They both mess up sometimes, even when the ping is low...

-RSI
 

Pretender

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My UT pings are generally about 150-170, while my friends on 56k are about 220-250.
When I tried QIII, I used to get about 90-100.

I play CS now, and get pings of about 75-95.


Based on QIII and CS, I'm guessing that that is the 'norm' for multiplayer games, and UT is just an exception.
 

Imported

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Usually, it depends on where the server is. West Coast I can usually get 40-50, East Coast it goes up to 120. All on RoadRunner.
 

Pacfanweb

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Cable modem here, UT pings anywhere from 50-130 average, unless the server is crappy. Same in Q3A
 

abracadabra1

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btw, forgot to mention i have 384/1.5MB dsl
here's a little tracert from me to anandtech ;)

1 <10 ms 27 ms 14 ms adsl-61-44-1.mia.bellsouth.net [208.61.44.1]
2 <10 ms 13 ms 14 ms 209.215.49.65
3 14 ms 14 ms 14 ms 205.152.144.203
4 <10 ms 14 ms <10 ms 500.Pos3-2.GW2.MIA4.ALTER.NET [157.130.80.53]
5 27 ms 14 ms 27 ms 155.at-5-0-0.XR1.ATL5.ALTER.NET [146.188.233.178
]
6 27 ms 28 ms 14 ms 0.so-0-0-0.TR1.ATL5.ALTER.NET [152.63.9.225]
7 55 ms 41 ms 41 ms 129.at-6-0-0.TR1.DCA6.ALTER.NET [152.63.0.102]
8 41 ms 55 ms 41 ms 287.at-7-0-0.XR1.DCA1.ALTER.NET [152.63.33.217]

9 41 ms 55 ms 55 ms 193.ATM9-0-0.GW2.PIT1.ALTER.NET [146.188.162.97]

10 55 ms 55 ms 55 ms stargate-gw.customer.ALTER.NET [157.130.33.22]
11 55 ms 59 ms 55 ms f0-0.eth.gr-1.cc.pa.stargate.net [209.166.164.62
]
12 55 ms 55 ms 55 ms s1-0.hdlc.gr-1.pitdc1.pa.stargate.net [216.151.8
7.182]
13 55 ms 55 ms 59 ms v1.eth.cr-1.pitdc1.pa.stargate.net [209.166.165.
69]
14 55 ms 55 ms 55 ms www3.anandtech.com [216.151.100.103]

Trace complete.
 

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