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Topic # 60196 21-Apr-2010 15:17
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Hi,

I'm currently on TelstraClear DSL and I play WoW regularly. I usually get 200-250 ms to Bronzebeard (Los Angeles). With the recent YouTube and proxy issues, I'm thinking about moving to Telecom's Pro plan. Is anyone running WoW on this plan? What's the latency like? I'm worried that it'll be worse than TCL and that I'll be stuck with a $200 fee for breaking the 12-month contract!

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 321374 21-Apr-2010 16:48
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Im not sure about the Telecom Pro account specifically, but I'm on the 20Gb Adventure plan (Admittedly using Wow Tunnels aswell) and I get approx 160ms connections, and that is fairly constant even through 10 man ICC.  Im on the Dath'Remar server.



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  Reply # 321377 21-Apr-2010 16:51
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I expect that Pro and Adventure would be similar. Can I trouble you to give it a go without tunnelling, for a better comparison of the relative performance?

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  Reply # 321499 21-Apr-2010 23:03
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Ok, the results were not as I expected, but.....

8.00pm
Voa10.  No WowTunnels.  380ms

8.30pm
ICC10. Using WowTunnels.  175ms

10.30pm
Dalaran. Using WowTunnels.  185ms
Dalaran. No WowTunnels.  390ms

It appears that Wowtunnels is helping ALOT. 
Considering the price, only a $1(ish) per month, it is incredibly good.

I am very close to the exchange/cabinet (not sure what im connected to, just know im close).  And I have interleaving OFF.

Hope these results help you make your decision.



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  Reply # 321532 22-Apr-2010 07:27
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Ugh, not good. I'm not going to use WoWTunnels; I'd prefer to keep everything "legitimate" and don't want to give my account name and password to any third parties if I can help it.

However, I just created a level 1 on Dath'remar and the latency even in Elwynn is about 100 ms higher than the same starting town on Bronzebeard. Hmm.



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  Reply # 321542 22-Apr-2010 07:54
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And I forgot the most important thing: Thanks for doing those tests for me :)

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  Reply # 321556 22-Apr-2010 08:30
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No worries, glad I could offer some assistance.
Odd about Dath being 100ms higher though, so maybe that makes Telecom similar in connection speeds.
If I get a chance tonight, I might see about rolling a lvl 1 on your server to see if the speeds are noticably different.

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  Reply # 321809 22-Apr-2010 19:38
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Ok, 7:30pm and...

Bronzebeard
Night Elf starting zone
280ms direct connection
175ms WowTunnels

Dath'Remar
Night Elf starting zone
240ms direct connection
155ms WowTunnels

Not sure if those timing are reflective of the whole night though, just though a comparison might be useful.



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  Reply # 321843 22-Apr-2010 21:39
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Interesting. Thanks for doing that.

I had a thought; I have an XT phone and it presumably uses the same international "pipe" as Telecom DSL. Using tethering, I did a few tests and actually got slightly better latency over XT than my TCL connection (even with the "cellphone overhead")! That certainly bodes well, and I've made up my mind. I'll be signing up tomorrow :)

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  Reply # 321848 22-Apr-2010 21:50
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Good Luck. Smile

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  Reply # 321872 22-Apr-2010 23:12
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Blizzard use two different data centers in LA, Bronzebeard and Dath'Remar are not in the same one so there will be some variation

http://www.wowwiki.com/US_realm_list_by_datacenter#Los_Angeles_datacenter

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