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So I guess we should all get used to these lag spikes because it's the new normal

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kojak, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Kojak

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    kinda shi**y
     
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  2. DerekL

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    Lag spikes have been part and parcel of anything done on the 'net since... well, pretty much since forever. Deal with it.
     
  3. RaDian FlGith

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    Because, you know, there's no difference between acceptable levels of lag spikes and unacceptable leves, right, Derek?
     
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    What I enjoy are the lag spikes that last for minutes at a time, those are my favorite.
     
  5. Irulia Darkaith

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    It's EA's un-announced expansion, "UO:Nostalgia the 1st Age"...yes that's right it takes it's us back to a time when lag, reverts, dupes and cheating were part of every day playing in UO (not that you could play for a full day cause the servers never stayed up that long). If you run over to their EA store you can even get the Collector's Edition which comes with a vintage 56K baud modem. :eek:
     
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    i thought it was a 14.4...
     
  7. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    First modem I played UO on was a 33.6 on a borrowed notebook since my monster 486 couldn't play UO due to a lack of video card... it only had 256 color VGA. Got SO CLOSE though. Windows 95 connecting through Trumpet Winsock via a local BBS ISP that was $15 or so a month for "unlimited" time... caveat being you got booted after 4 hours and had to dial back in.
     
  8. Basara

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    By the way, I'm not entirely sure it's EA's fault for the lag - I'm getting similar lag spikes on Facebook, and I've tried using UOTrace to do traceroutes to some EA and non-EA places, and many of them are going screwy somewhere on Alter.net, and spiraling into an unknown 0.0.0.0 abyss.
     
  9. Basara

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    Oh, and if you want real nostalgia for dialup... Try playing UO on a Satellite internet connection, with its built in 350ms lag just between you, the satellite and the ground station - EACH WAY.....

    I've had guildmates make that mistake, due to deceptive marketing. I avoided it simply by knowing beforehand the altitude of communication satellites and the speed of light.....
     
  10. Irulia Darkaith

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    I really, really don't, other than the "comforting" sound of the successful connection of a modem, I don't miss the experience one bit. I also don't miss the original "MMORPG" (Neverwinter Nights - the old old one that would allow 100 people in game at a time - or was it a 1000?). Back then it was exclusive to AoL but I couldn't get an unlimited online plan so I would get monthly bills of $300-400 for playing that game. Makes the $30-40 I spend now seem quite the bargain.

    Of course you did...why doesn't that surprise me :D