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  • #61
    300 ping is better than what us Aussies get on so-called "high speed" connection
    Night of the Werewolves II
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    • #62
      Ahhh well. One day.. I dream of a world FREE OF LAG.. everyone will have ZERO ping... that day will come my friend... we will all be dead, but it will come.
      ~TuF~

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      • #63
        I am a noob having started about a year and a half ago. And I STILL play like a noob. That will be my legacy. But I have been kicking butt on UT04.

        I thought LR was an OK guy because he stated he puts the toilet seat down. Of course he could have been lying. Then in that case....grrrrr.

        btw...what is ping? I know what to look for as 'ping' but what does it actually stand for? And what does LAG stand for?
        formerly littlek

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        • #64
          Ping is the time in mili seconds it takes for you computer to send a packet to the server and recieve it again.
          So with a ping of 1000 you would experience a 1 second lag, time that i takes for the server to know what your doing and you to know what the server is doing.

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          • #65
            Ping time is latency - how long your data takes to travel to the server and back to your computer. Say, in UT04, you have a ping of 40 - that's 40milliseconds from your computer to the server and back (I believe - might be a bit off, but it'll do as a rough guide). Ping was just the name of a computer tool written by some bloke to check data transfer between two computers.

            Lag is when ping times skyrocket for any number of reasons, and you get ridiculous slow-downs or you see people warp around, etc.

            edit - that crazy fella MB jumped in, curse you - you too mach
            Last edited by Shug; 6th Dec 2004, 07:40 AM. Reason: double wtf edit - MACHINE GET OFF MY BACK PLZ
            Nightmaster,
            .:Mockers Thievery Guild:.
            - "until the cat is skinned"

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            • #66
              Ping = The amount of time in milliseconds it takes a signal sent from your computer to reach the server and back again. so 500 ping is 1/2 a second delay. Ping doesn't stand for anything, but you can "ping" another computer from windows through the DOS prompt. I use it at work for diagnosing network issues.

              LAG = A sudden change in ping for the worse, I.E. Suddenly my bro starts downloading cat porn and my Ping leaps up to 2000, because the bandwidth on my connection is all sucked up by him and his feline fantasys. Leaving less for the connection to crackaz. Because I now experiance a ping higher than I would normally I'm Lagging, if my brother stops (or finishes as the case may be!) then my lag will cease.

              Often the server "lags" and everyone has a higher ping for a brief period of time.

              Hope that helps.

              EDIT : Oh Em JEE! everyone helps the girl!
              ~TuF~

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              • #67
                Originally posted by TheMachine
                Suddenly my bro starts downloading cat porn and my Ping leaps up to 2000, because the bandwidth on my connection is all sucked up by him and his feline fantasys.
                You've gotta be deadset joking!!!
                Night of the Werewolves II
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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Convict
                  You've gotta be deadset joking!!!
                  No!

                  My ping really does increase!
                  ~TuF~

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                  • #69
                    ROFLMAO!

                    *Glances around, hoping the office filters don't pick up on "cat porn"*
                    "Garlisk's got a lov-el-y bunch of coconuts."

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Shug
                      edit - that crazy fella MB jumped in, curse you - you too mach
                      To fast for j00. - you too mach

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                      • #71
                        But at WHAT PRICE, MB?

                        Clearly your explanation lacked detail and pizzazz
                        Nightmaster,
                        .:Mockers Thievery Guild:.
                        - "until the cat is skinned"

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by TheMachine
                          Ahhh well. One day.. I dream of a world FREE OF LAG.. everyone will have ZERO ping... that day will come my friend... we will all be dead, but it will come.
                          Don't be so sure. The amount of bandwidth isn't increasing as fast as the amount of information games need to send. The internet technology isn't keeping up with the game technology; pings are getting worse...
                          It's not my fault everything you like is terrible.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Shug
                            But at WHAT PRICE, MB?

                            Clearly your explanation lacked detail and pizzazz
                            Clearly the target audience wasn't in need of a detailed explination, just a simple one explaining the terms.

                            You just angry cause i'm cooler then you.
                            I mean jeez, you haven't even got a hat on!

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Shug
                              Ping was just the name of a computer tool written by some bloke to check data transfer between two computers.
                              The bloke in question was the late Mike Muuss (for all ya' trivia types).

                              Another reason zero ping will not happen any time soon (even if they get bandwidth thing figured out) is a server updates information once within a fixed time interval. So, it recieves information from a players computer, does stuff, then sends new information to the players computer. I believe this is why AI do not have zero pings.

                              I do believe the day to be coming though when connection speed is nowhere near the bottle neck as the server computer itself.
                              Give some taffer fire, and you'll keep him warm for the night with one less reason to cause trouble for the master.
                              Set a taffer on fire, and he will be warm for the rest of his life, and have no need to bother the master.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Thebos
                                I believe this is why AI do not have zero pings.
                                I may be wrong here but I seem to remember the thievery AI all having 0 ping in an older version. Then they introduced AI with pings because the 0 ping AI were very uber. Hopefully this actually happened and i'm not imagining things.

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