Hi all im a world of warcraft player and am starting to wonder what my latency should be sitting on ? im on telstra cable 10mbps download and 2mbps upload in christchurch usually im sitting on between 300ms to around 420 ms. lately its been more like 420ms to around 520ms ? is this normal for our part of the world or is something wrong ? ive heard about smoothping etc how easy are these to use as im not great with computers i just like to play ! thanks all
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Anyway, a little OT. 300ms to around 420 ms. is what to be expected, we usually get around that and on a good day 280ms... although you can try one of the WoW tunnel services, which usually you have to pay for and if you're lucking can halve it. But in my mind not really worth it.
200-280ms should be the norm not 300-500 if its that then your getting bad latency last time i got 300 to sometimes hitting 800+ was when wow had issues with the server once patch came out it dropped back to 200 - is 280ms.
Try Tichondrius its a very good server its rated as one of the best US servers, as in players and service. Blizzard always keep that server up to scratch cause of its popularity. Go to Tich not only will you play alongside players that know what they're doing but your get good latency as well. I found for me Oceanic servers tried 4 of them always gave me high ping than usual.
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That is correct Ragnor. Changing the tcp acks can impact max throughput.
However, prior to the change i was downloading around 1.2Mb per sec and that remained the same after the change, so changing the frequency didn't have any visible impact for me apart from improving WoW performance.
Its always worth a try and if it causes any degradation of performance, one can always roll back I guess :)
I'm assuming it "hangs" on the Success screen? So you put in your username, password, hit connect, it goes Authenticating then Success and hangs? ie, before you get to the Character Select screen?
In that case, try to remove your cache and try again. This may log you in, but rebuilding the cache will take a bit of time when you do manage to get in, so expect a bit of time for the game to readjust itself.
Additionally, have a peek at the tech forums on the warcraft site. There are quite a few posts around this topic.
Since patch 3.3, I've had the occasional moment where i log in and get disconnected immediately after the character select screen. This is only occasional, and a subsequent login usually works.