Your ping rate?

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  1. mdkdue

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    Hi
    I was playing Call of Duty last night and noticed that my ping rate was about 95-100. Is that any good? . I have been trying to find some posts on here about ping rates and how to check if yours is any good but could not find anything. I need to know as i have been getting a few disconnections in SF2 and want to know if i have a problem.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. rio1981

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    I'm no expert by any stretch but I reckon under 100 is acceptable - don't know if anyone with a bit more knowledge could confirm for you? :confused:

    EDIT: Actually here you go, a decent definition of Ping:

    "A Ping rate is the time in Milliseconds that it takes for an amount of data to reach the host/server of a game.

    It is applicable to all platforms but may not be shown to the user.

    The lower the ping, the better as it reduces lag and you will receive information about other players more quickly".
     
  3. Northerner76

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    Probably a stupid question but where do you find your ping details on the 360?

     
  4. mdkdue

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    When you finish a game in COD and it shows the scores, you get a ping rate next to them.
    Something else that may be relevant, when playing SF2 i was hosting a game and someone challenged me, they said they picked me because my ping was showing as 4 green blocks, which is good right?. So my connection must be ok.
    I just wanted to get feedback on other peoples pings as my friend has said to me that when i host a game he gets lag??..so this is confusing me..is my connection bad or not?
     
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    Hi,

    Your ping rate will depend on the location of the people you are playing against, the quality of your broadband serive (speed, etc) and quite a few other factors. Most games I believe have a reference for how strong a connection you'll get with others (the green bars described) and this is probably the best thing to work from.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Hey
    I dont think it ever stays the same. It goes up and down depending on other peoples connection.
     
  7. mdkdue

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    OK, but from experience, is a ping of about 90-100 in COD acceptable then?
     
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    I Generally get a Ping of between 100 - 250 depending on whom is hosting and never had too many issues with lag - even manage to get most games of pro evo lag free.
     
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    Yeah thats good. 999 is the worst and 0 is the best.
     
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    Yeah I've played pc fps online for years and I've found that 120 is the maximum to play at a competative level so anything around 100 is fine...

    Bare in mind that packet loss is also one of the main factors in players experiancing lag so this also needs to be as low as possible. Your ping/packet loss will never remain at a constant but if it keeps below 120 then you will be ok.:thumbsup:
     
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    mines like between 200-300 and works smooth. I think its when you start getting higher numbers youve got trouble
     
  12. mdkdue

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    Great!
    Thanks for all the feedback guys...
     
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    I have an average ping time of around 120 on my wireless connection on COD2. This is usually when playing with UK guys only.
    You don't have to wait until the end of the game to see your ping you can view it anytime from within the game. (even splitscreen non live games although the ping will be 0 as it wont be applicable)
    I think you press either the 'start' or 'back' button within the game. Gives you the current score as well as a constant ping rate.

    BTW you can get ping ratings of pretty much anything. My old dial up years ago use to give times of 2000+ sometimes in Quake 2!
    1000ms = 1 Second :lesson:
     
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    Typically in online gaming anything below 100 and you'll be fine, as you get above 100 you can start seeing differences in performance. Ive been online gaming for over ten years now and have done a lot of "duelling" in various games. It becomes an artform and an obsession and one of the obsessions is making sure your ping is satisfactory. From my own experience I have educed the below 100 figure. But even so I like my ping to be much much lower to deal with any lag spikes that may occur.
     

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