Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


#55573 6-Jan-2010 11:41
Send private message

Hey all,

I'm currently on Xnet and having terrible latency issues playing WoW, including disconnects in 25 man raids at peak times.  From what I can gather from reading forums etc this is a problem for many Xnet customers and the Xnet rep certainly didn't indicate that there is any easy fix.... so I'm switching providers.

My question is:

Can any WoW players vouch that Orcon has a stable connection to the WoW servers?  (Eg: without lag and disconnects).  I'm keen to switch to Orcon but want some opinions first.  I'm in the Dunedin area and hoping there will be a naked DSL plan here soon.

Cheers!

Create new topic
1054 posts

Uber Geek


  #287391 6-Jan-2010 12:11
Send private message

When we were with Orcon it was okay, we had speed issues so switched to Telecom. Would have to say Telecom's performance is a big improvement (as long as you stay away from Big time). 


We play WoW a lot so was a big deciding factor on choosing/moving ISP's. 


Orcon's support was okay, so long as you didnt email them. Email replies were taking up to two weeks if it at all.


Join the fan group on Facebook and the people on there a pretty helpful.


The Orcon support forum on here is pretty good too. Although having said that I'm not missing Orcon since moving back to the darkside. 




264 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #287412 6-Jan-2010 12:42
Send private message

Have you tried tunneling? I am currently on Xnet and was getting quite high ping (300-500ms) and so I tried the free trial and now I get 170-190ms ping consistantly.

http://www.wowtunnels.com/

Give it a go before you look at changing ISP's. You may find that the $5 a month it costs is well worth it.

 
 
 
 


8035 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #287424 6-Jan-2010 13:21
Send private message

Try what Ryan says but.... people have had problems playing wow on Xnet since 2007 even using ssh tunnels. If you care (alot) about wow you should probably change ISP.

The general consensus is that playing mmo's and using Ventrillo on US servers is best on:
Telstra, Telecom (not Big Time), Maxnet, Snap (if you're in Christchurch)

What about Vodafone, Orcon and Slingshot? 

They've had significant problems in the past but there haven't seen many complaints recently so they might be worth a go.  They are usually a decent amount cheaper than 4 ISP's I mentioned earlier.


Remember though sometimes the old expression "you get what you pay for" applies, if you go for cheap you get nasty eg: Xnet or Telecom Big Time.

xpd

SysOp
10317 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #287446 6-Jan-2010 14:18
Send private message

I used to play WoW on Orcon...never had any problems and pings were pretty good.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

 


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.