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Exploder

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#1 14 years ago

When you are viewing a list of servers in a multiplayer game one row is entitled 'ping' what's that?




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#2 14 years ago

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It is the amount of time in milliseconds that it takes to send packets of information between the client (You) and the server. Of course the lower the number, the faster the game will appear to run. Try and aim for servers with a ping of less than 175.




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#3 14 years ago

Ensign Riles...

It is the amount of time in milliseconds that it takes to send packets of information between the client (You) and the server. Of course the lower the number, the faster the game will appear to run. Try and aim for servers with a ping of less than 175.

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#4 14 years ago

No offense Exploder, but that was a n00bish question.




evildude

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#5 14 years ago
extantriflerNo offense Exploder, but that was a n00bish question.

and this is coming form a noob..............cool




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#6 14 years ago

Basically, the lower the number the better. Question answered




evildude

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#7 14 years ago
FeniXBasically, the lower the number the better. Question answered

thank you that is alot easyer to understand




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#8 14 years ago
extantriflerNo offense Exploder, but that was a n00bish question.

Yes, I also felt it was n00bish.




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#9 14 years ago

The pign rate, is the time it takes information to go from your computer, to the server and back again to your computer. The time is measured in milliseconds (a very small amount of time).

High numbers= bad lag Medium high numbers=lag low numbers=no lag Easy.




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#10 14 years ago

Yeah I preferably play in servers pinging less then 50 for high performance. If they are over 150 they are probably across the planet from you. If you are in Europe and server ping is 150 it is American, and vise versa.




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