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Topic # 198298 3-Jul-2016 22:03
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Just seeing what games are popular here with NZ servers, i'd like to be able to play something with a good ping.


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  Reply # 1585402 4-Jul-2016 08:54
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Probably help if you mention what sort of games you like to play...... personally I mainly play CS:GO, always get 30ms or better ping to whatever server I connect to via Steam. (I'm on VDSL)





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  Reply # 1585411 4-Jul-2016 09:12
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Team Fortress 2 is an old game, but there are a few NZ servers (orcon, getsome.co.nz and a few more) so you can have a good ping.

 

Playing sydney servers is alright as well. The game is free, but can be quite fun.


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  Reply # 1585482 4-Jul-2016 10:58
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http://www.getsome.co.nz/servers/

 

Currently the things getting regularly played on the GS servers are:

 

Ark

 

Minecraft

 

CS

 

GMOD: TTT

 

TF2





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  Reply # 1585549 4-Jul-2016 12:33
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I've been playing a ton of overwatch recently. My ping usually sits around 35ms.

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  Reply # 1585643 4-Jul-2016 14:15
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cowface: I've been playing a ton of overwatch recently. My ping usually sits around 35ms.

 

That's not fantastic - sounds like the server is in Australia (sydney?). Probably plays alright. I'm keen to try overwatch one of these days.


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  Reply # 1585736 4-Jul-2016 16:45
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Yeah I think the servers are in Australia but the pings perfect for me no complaints. Yeah its a great game, loving it :D.


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  Reply # 1585754 4-Jul-2016 17:07
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Dairyxox:

cowface: I've been playing a ton of overwatch recently. My ping usually sits around 35ms.


That's not fantastic - sounds like the server is in Australia (sydney?). Probably plays alright. I'm keen to try overwatch one of these days.



Unless you are a pro-gamer, you won't be seeing any perceivable difference in experience between a ping of 35ms vs a ping of 1ms. (And even if you are a pro gamer the difference it miniscule)

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  Reply # 1585778 4-Jul-2016 17:52
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NonprayingMantis:

Unless you are a pro-gamer, you won't be seeing any perceivable difference in experience between a ping of 35ms vs a ping of 1ms. (And even if you are a pro gamer the difference it miniscule)

 

The difference between 35ms and 1ms is night and day.

 

If you take two equivalently skilled gamers, both with highend gaming rigs, and put them in an FPS like BF4, one with 35ms latency and the other with 1ms latency, the results will not be even. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1585782 4-Jul-2016 18:00
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Lias:

NonprayingMantis:

Unless you are a pro-gamer, you won't be seeing any perceivable difference in experience between a ping of 35ms vs a ping of 1ms. (And even if you are a pro gamer the difference it miniscule)


The difference between 35ms and 1ms is night and day.


If you take two equivalently skilled gamers, both with highend gaming rigs, and put them in an FPS like BF4, one with 35ms latency and the other with 1ms latency, the results will not be even. 


 


The results would be very marginally different, assuming precisely equal skill. However, even a miniscule difference in skill would account for a far greater impact than 35ms difference in lag. Certainly not 'night and day'. More like ' night and a slightly different part of the night a couple of seconds later'
http://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime/statistics

A 35ms change in latency gets lost in the rounding.

It's a bit like the difference between a world ranked cyclist using a bike that weighs 1g less than another bike. The lighter one is 'better' when you hold everything else exactly the same, but the difference is so tiny as to be imperceptible.

And in any case, I doubt that the people on this forum are pro level gamers anyway, so the difference is even smaller. I.e. An amateur cyclist our for a Sunday ride isn't going to see any difference with a bike that weighs 1g less.

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