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  # 2245795 26-May-2019 11:05
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The time in ms (1000ms=1s) for the data to make a round trip to the server. If you are gaming, that's ~ delay that you get from when you press a button to when the action happens. Humans can react in about 100ms (depending on a lot of factors, so it's a huge range really, but - in gaming terms, that's a good ballpark.)  So, if your ping is over 100, your opponent get your ping - their ping extra time to react. Depending on the game, that's either irrelevant or the difference between winning and loosing...  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


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  # 2245811 26-May-2019 11:29
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consolation:

 

The time in ms (1000ms=1s) for the data to make a round trip to the server. If you are gaming, that's ~ delay that you get from when you press a button to when the action happens. Humans can react in about 100ms (depending on a lot of factors, so it's a huge range really, but - in gaming terms, that's a good ballpark.)  So, if your ping is over 100, your opponent get your ping - their ping extra time to react. Depending on the game, that's either irrelevant or the difference between winning and loosing...  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

 

 

 

 

Vocus group(Orcon) has a very good pipe to the US. Pings are 140-180ms depending on the server locations.

 

I play on Aussie servers with 30-35 ping.  

 

 

 

Also friends don't let friends join MyRepublic or Stuff internet. 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2245812 26-May-2019 11:36
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If you are with them, could you ping wotna3.login.wargaming.net for me and tell me your latency? Oh, and if you don't mind, which part of NZ is it from?


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  # 2245815 26-May-2019 11:43
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shrub:

 

Also friends don't let friends join MyRepublic or Stuff internet. 

 

Stuff Internet is fine. They use Devoli who have a very good network.







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  # 2245820 26-May-2019 11:54
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I'm going to give 2° a shot for a year, unless a good reason not to comes up.

 

(My MR billing cycle starts tomorrow - so trying to sort it today, so I only have to pay one 30 day charge to be set free...)


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  # 2245821 26-May-2019 11:56
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Pinging a gaming server is not going to give you a true reflection of the latency as icmp packets don't get priority

2degrees is your best choice



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  # 2245822 26-May-2019 11:59
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It's been pretty accurate with WG's servers. Although, the biggest problem is MR dropping packets in the evenings. It's been getting worse and worse tbh.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2245824 26-May-2019 12:01
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Your latency with 2degrees will probably be worse, given I'm in Wellington and it's the same as your current latency and you're down south

 

However, I doubt you'll suffer packet loss on 2degrees vs MR




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  # 2245826 26-May-2019 12:04
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If the jitter is good, and they are not dropping packets, I'm willing to give them a try. Having said that, I've been on hold to their call centre for almost half hour; they are going to loose a customer if they don't pick up before I have to go pickup the kid. :-b


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  # 2245828 26-May-2019 12:09
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Please don't tell me you are calling to talk about latency to gaming servers!

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  # 2245829 26-May-2019 12:09
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He's calling to sign up to 2degrees. . . .




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  # 2245830 26-May-2019 12:15
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Yep - they picked up 5 minutes before I had to jump in the car - all sorted there, guess I will call MR and give them the good news... If it doesn't work out, I guess, I will be posting a new thread in 12 months. Thanks for all your help, one and all, much appreciated. 

 

 

 

PS. Once I'm up and running w/ 2° I'll add a post with results.


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  # 2245831 26-May-2019 12:16
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Just sign up via their website - avoids the call centre that way.

 

Lunchtime, on a weekend is almost the worst time to attempt to phone anywhere.

 

Edit: Don't tell MyRepublic. Let 2degrees handle it and phone MyRepublic to ensure your billing relationship is finished after you've transferred.







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  # 2245832 26-May-2019 12:19
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I did - I just needed to confirm the switchover details so I don't end up with a gap etc... There is no option to include extra info in their web forms and the confirmation email is pretty sparse on details.




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  # 2245833 26-May-2019 12:20
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Linux: Please don't tell me you are calling to talk about latency to gaming servers!

 

LOL, I grew out of my BDSM phase a while ago...


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