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About ping?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by mspossi, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. mspossi

    mspossi Journeyman
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    Hello! which is normal ping to europe shard?
    I can not play... my character gives four steps and two seconds is stopped... is normal? :wall:
     
  2. Felonious Monk

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    not what we seek. a decent ping for me is 50 to 100. anything faster is icing on the cake allowing for less lag in a busier environment. Asking what a normal ping is would require info from computer to the server you wish to access. I'm a casual pvm player. You'll see people spouting off about insanely fast pings meaning life or death. While the view point has it's merit, most of are fully capable of having tons of fun without choosing that type of intensity.
     
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  3. Storm

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    I ping about 230 to europe and about 130 to LS and right now I cant hardly move and lagging bad so you are not the only one
     
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  4. Spiritless

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    Less than 100 is a good ping. 20-30 is ideal for PvP. You shouldn't be noticeably lagging though even slightly above 100. If you are, this suggests other things like packet loss may be occurring or an unstable connection.

    Europa is fine for me.
     
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  5. Petra Fyde

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    Ping is dependent on how far away you are and the route taken to get to the server and back.
    you can use uotrace to find out what the route is. This page tells you how to do it
    http://uo2.stratics.com/technical-information/server-ip-addresses

    However, if I remember right you are in Russia. Many Russian and Asian players are having problems connecting to uo assist currently and judging by the spam my mods and I are having to remove from our boards I strongly suspect that your problems are caused by servers in Russia and across Europe badly overloaded with spam.
     
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  6. mspossi

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    I respect your point of view .. well I also occasionally play pvm ... most of the time pvp... or try when I see my opponent I'm already talking OOooOO :mad:, with the speed I'm having lately!:wall:
     
  7. mspossi

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    Oh my God! that speed would be a dream to me :love:
     
  8. Mandrake of DF

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    The ping dont give you a real answer on where your problem is. You should perform a trace route to determine where the connection gets bad. It can be som simple that it is your own network that is causing the problems, - or your own computer.

    Ping is just a resoult - you need information that you get from a trace route to determine what and where the problem is.
     
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  9. TheScoundrelRico

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    Wow, remember when the first people you knew were getting off dial up? Or when they got cable connections? Sheesh, they were the folks always accused of speed hacking, lol. I guess when you are pinging 20 ms around a bunch of players pinging 150-350 (I remember a few 400+ pings) it would look shady. :)

    I know having a dial up connection early on really made me learn how to be a better thief. Learning how to avoid players with much faster connections taught me a thing or two...la
     
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  10. Storm

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    I remember having 800 to 1000 ping on a bad day and 200 was fast lol
     
  11. The Zog historian

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    I usually pinged low 200s to 250 when I started playing, moved, couldn't get any better than 300, then got basic DSL. I excitedly ICQd a friend, "I'm now pinging 160!" Better pings than that were nothing new to her, and at first she thought I was complaining. :)
     
  12. Lady Storm

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    I'm in Calif and my ping at the moment is 15ms From Origin to Napa
    78ms from Legends to Siege
    140 to 156ms for the rest including Europa though to Izumo its 106ms.
     
  13. Winter

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    I have 1MB "high-speed" DSL, which is the only service available locally. Usually I ping 100-200ms to the game servers, but yesterday morning I started lagging and everything showed red on the log in screen - pings were over 600ms.

    I ran a trace route and saw the first hop was pinging anywhere from 50 to +600ms. I called my local provider tech support for help. It was great because I could run continuous pings to the IPS servers using UOTrace to find the buggy switch for them, while on the phone with tech support. About half-hour later something got reset with first-hop pings of 50-55ms. Today all pings are 90-150ms to the game servers, as good as it ever gets for me.

    Thanks to the UO community for the trace route tools!
     
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