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cant figure this out is having high ping bad or good? someone on COD4 told me my ping is too low it was like 30 and everyone on the server was like 400 to 1000 or something like that and I lagged it had like 50 people in the game and someone dude told me im lagging due to low ping and hat his ping was soo good (high 1000) thats how he got like 50 kills
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There are blaming you because themselves have high ping at the first place. Low ping is always good.
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Originally Posted by JOCKTHEGLIDE View Post
cant figure this out is having high ping bad or good? someone on COD4 told me my ping is too low it was like 30 and everyone on the server was like 400 to 1000 or something like that and I lagged it had like 50 people in the game and someone dude told me im lagging due to low ping and hat his ping was soo good (high 1000) thats how he got like 50 kills
Low ping is always better! It's the amount of time in milliseconds that it takes a packet to travel from your PC, to the server, and back to your PC. (or is it just your PC to the server, i forget lol).

But anyway, low ping is always better than high ping, and can make a difference in your gameplay. People tend to be much easier to kill at low ping.
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Ping is bad.... it is the time it takes for a signal to get to the server and back.

A 30ms ping means that it takes 30ms for a roundtrip. A 1000ms ping means that it takes 1s for a round trip. A guy playing with a 1000ms is .5s behind the server... that means where ever he is aimming.... he's shooting where the target was 1s ago.
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THANKS for the simple answers I tried to goolge it and went to a yahoo answer section a those guys started talking about all kinds of crap.....couldnt give yes or no answer.
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the lower your ping, the better.......

ping is how long it takes to transmit from your computer, to a server, then back.....

its worked out in milliseconds, if you have a ping of 50, it means it takes 50millis seconds for your computer to communicate with the server and receive info back, that make sense??

if you were sat next to the server, your ping would probably be 0
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Originally Posted by jaslew View Post
if you were sat next to the server, your ping would probably be 0
More like 3-5ms.

Ping your router and see how long it takes.
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ping would be zero if you host the game on the machine you're playing on
    
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ping would be zero if you host the game on the machine you're playing on
ping 127.0.0.1

Nope.... it would be <1ms.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
More like 3-5ms.

Ping your router and see how long it takes.
I get 0ms
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