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I'm moving into a new house in a couple of weeks, and there are only two companies who provide internet there. One has really bad speeds, and the other has good speeds but is capped at 15gb per month which is quite the stretch for me. I've been using over 100gb a month with my current unlimited internet :/. I really, really do not want to go with the first choice of bad speeds but unlimited. While I'd have to cut down downloading obviously, I was thinking about gaming. About how much usage does online gaming take? For reference of games I mainly play Eve Online.
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Download a bandwidth monitor, that way you can track and see how much you use per hour. Other than that I don't think anyone will be able to give you a concrete figure, especially since you would either be throttled or charged for any overages
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Well, for Diablo 3 and SC2 I typically saw 28-30MB over a 12 hour period. But, yeah, you need to actually get a traffic monitor.
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I have gotten a traffic monitor, going to test it tomorrow. Going to game all day and test it...for science of course.
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Post back with your results, I'm actually kind of interested in seeing how much an hour of online gaming uses up
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post #6 of 15
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Played Eve for about 1 hour and got 2-3mb. Found out that Youtube videos are what kills it lol, watched a 44 second video in 1080p and it reported 45mbs.
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post #7 of 15
15 gigs?

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

My free website has more bandwidth than you.
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15 gigs?
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha
My free website has more bandwidth than you.

Alright thanks for being a ******** about it, good sir. And it's not my internet yet, going with the first choice because 15gb isn't going to cut it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tahayassen View Post

15 gigs?
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha
My free website has more bandwidth than you.

Be nice.
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Alright thanks for being a ******** about it, good sir. And it's not my internet yet, going with the first choice because 15gb isn't going to cut it.

Careful with the language. Might get reported for it. As for online gaming, it sometimes depends on the game. For CoD and most of the games I play, the usage is absolutely minimal. Like you found, 2-3 MB. YouTube videos are larger because it includes audio and video streaming, if I'm not mistaken, whereas with games, it's just packets of data/instructions that is then used by the game that you're playing.
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post #10 of 15
I think it's a pretty valid point, that his free website has more bandwidth than his connection. Unless you're in a very isolated/ghetto area, I'd call such terrible offerings highly anti-competitive and try to raise some interest.
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