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post #11 of 33
Under 100.
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post #12 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drenlin View Post
So basically, I'm moving out and won't have internet where I'm going for a while, but I can tether my phone and use that. However, when playing TF2, my ping hovers between 100 and 200, usually towards 200, occasionally a bit more. Is that enough to make me lag and jump around the map, or is it ok to play on?

I initially didn't even think it was worth trying, until I remembered playing Q3A back when dial up was the only thing available...
Ping often isn't the only contributing factor to how well a game responds on the internet. I'm not sure what else contributes to it, but I've been in some very responsive games which are at 150-200 ping, whereas other games with 50-100 ping have been quite horrid.

Now, ping really depends on the specific game you're looking at. Some games handle delay far better than others.

As a general rule of thumb, anything over 150 is getting to be too much. For ideal and unaffected gameplay, under 100 is best.
    
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post #13 of 33
Under 350
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post #14 of 33
For those saying you need under 100 ping, they either have never played tf2 or have no idea how the netcode in tf2 works.
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w...d_Optimization
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w...yer_Networking

Also if you plan on using 100+ ping for quite awhile you should read around (not the links, but people have made detailed guides) on the cvars you can change to make the game seem smooth despite your ping (interp, rate, updaterate, etc.)
post #15 of 33
no matter how many cvars you use, its still gonna be a high ping and the netcode is still going to basically be guessing higher ping will always play less than desirable...


on that note though, packet loss is something i would be more worried about with a connection set up like that packet loss can be worse than a high ping... get up around 5% pl in most games and it just falls to pieces
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post #16 of 33
It also depends on the server. For example, I play on our CS:S server, I get 140 ping on average but play very smooth indeed, I never get lag and I usually win on the server
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post #17 of 33
When I play DotA on Hamachi/Garena. I kick all players that have above 62 ping.

And I get cursed a lot
    
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post #18 of 33
depends entirely on the game. 500ms isn't a problem with an RTS, for example, but with Quake 3 it would be like... doom.
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post #19 of 33
In Australia for BO and BC2 im lucky to get under 80 and 120. Don't get me started on MW2, but in BC2 once ping is >150 shots start to not register hits and things like that.
post #20 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by EntTheGod View Post
well... from a quake players pov... unlagged netcode, give me <60 ping or ****

but i do play older games with no unlagged netcode (for guns, movement still is) and can play reasonably well up around 230 ping

i dont play tf2 and have no idea what the netcode is like but i do know people who play games these days complain a bit less about glitches than the elitist quake crowed... as long as you arent teleporting 30 feet to the left you are fine... quake players complain about a rail slug hitting a hitbox 2 pixels behind the model
and this is why i stopped playing quake anything over 100 ping angers me
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