Why can't I ever play on a four bar?

#1BaseballtitanPosted 2/3/2013 1:54:44 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2484039314.png

I search on best, and all I can do is 2-3 bar. I live in a highly populated area of new york, about an hour north of the city. What is the problem here? I don't understand.
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#2Mr_CumberdalePosted 2/3/2013 1:56:27 PM
That is weird. Your ping is very low compared to mine (~50) yet I can get 4 bars often in the morning / night.
#3Link43130Posted 2/3/2013 1:58:58 PM
Do a test against a server host in california for a better idea of your realistic ping (since not everyone will be playing in New York)
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#4ICantNameGudPosted 2/3/2013 1:59:51 PM
What is your connection? I also live in BY but waaay up in the boonies near Canada, I always have 4 bars. I get 3 bars maybe a handful of times if I play like all day and into the night.
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#5fatclemenzaPosted 2/3/2013 2:01:42 PM
I always get 4 bars living in NY but it never feels like it. The bars don't mean anything anyway. The best indicator of connection in this game is gauged in your first few gunfights of a match.
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#6Baseballtitan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/3/2013 2:08:52 PM
Link43130 posted...
Do a test against a server host in california for a better idea of your realistic ping (since not everyone will be playing in New York)


Connection to Minnesota

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2484057242.png

Connection to SF California

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2484060320.png
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#7Bonezy_BPosted 2/3/2013 2:12:00 PM
i've been a 3 bar since the came came out i don't think i've ever seen a 4 bar next to my name...
#8Baseballtitan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/4/2013 6:56:30 PM
fatclemenza posted...
I always get 4 bars living in NY but it never feels like it. The bars don't mean anything anyway. The best indicator of connection in this game is gauged in your first few gunfights of a match.


Why must they do this to us. :(
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#9JetblackmoonPosted 2/4/2013 7:00:42 PM
That's weird. My connection looks pretty similar to yours:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2486735329.png (Ping seems a bit high here, usually around ~10 to ~15)

I usually search Best though and almost always have four bars. I'd say there's usually a max of 2 or 3 people in my games with 3 bars as well. Might just have something wonky going on.
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#10the_reaper849Posted 2/4/2013 7:05:52 PM
4 bars doesnt change much. it just removes the visual stuttering. but overall my experience in matches with 3 or 4 bars has been the same.
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