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Topic # 60007 16-Apr-2010 08:49
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I'm pretty close to making the jump from TelstraClear cable to Slingshot ADSL2+ as my street was recently cabinetised.

I figure I can cut my monthly spend from $150 on cable to $80+ on Slingshot with some scheduling of downloads and get a much higher (theoretical) download speed as well.

But...  What are peoples experiences like playing games via Slingshot?  The last time I was on ADSL was the 256k down, 128k up days with interleaving on, and it was horrid compared to Cable.

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 319265 16-Apr-2010 10:44
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You should get <20ms ping to local NZ servers with interleaving off on a Slingshot connection provided over Telecom wholesale gear.

Slingshot peer with APE/WIX so there are good routes to NZ hosts.

I have not heard of any problems recently with gaming on popular AU FPS servers nor US servers, usually if there is a problem with an ISP you'll see tons of wow players coming out of the woodwork posting about problems.

The only concerns you might have with going with them is slow peak time download speeds for non cached content but they run pretty extensive caching for downloads, video and p2p.  Also offpeak download speeds are going to be very variable because everyone has their download managers/torrent programs set to fire up off peak.

I think they are a good compromise between speed/price/performance, they've had problems in the past of course but recently I think their track record for managing speed adequately is much better than say Xnet or Orcon's.

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Reply # 329542 12-May-2010 22:04
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Im on their naked dsl FS/FS plan and i havent had problems gaming. ping is usually ~40-80 on aus/nz servers wen i play TF2/CS:S

the only problem is wen it's during the free off peak times which are around 1am wen people usually start their downloads. this is when i sometimes lose connection and the most of the time the games become very laggy Yell

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