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How much Ping is too much for online gaming?

#1mikewu1Posted 3/12/2014 11:01:15 PM
With CenturyLink I sit anywhere from 50-80 ms for most games. I am going wireless (wired is not an option) to my router. I see guys with 10 or less ms. Is there anything I can do to get it down and does my ping affect me that much?(doesn't seem like it to me)
#2SlaynPosted 3/12/2014 11:01:55 PM
I don't like over 100, but we used to do it with 250+ back in the day. Under 100 is probably fine.
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#3jake-sfPosted 3/12/2014 11:14:11 PM
You have to expect a ping of over 50 ms in almost any circumstance. You essentially have to be very close to the server to get a ping under that and its not realistic to expect it. Pings under 100 tend to be perfectly fine, I've had no problem with that even in fighting games. Anything higher however depends entirely on the game.
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#4_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 3/12/2014 11:45:05 PM
Depends on the type of game. Some games are more forgiving when it comes to latency. For something fast paced like and FPS, you really do not want to be over 50 milliseconds or so. Though some find 100 ms still playable. What your latency is also obviously depends on the location of the server.

Going wireless does not have to add a lot of latency in your connection to the server. In fact, on a good wireless network there is barely any latency added (I am talking ~1 millisecond). You can do a traceroute to see where the latency comes from.

Personally, if the latency is not created by my home-network, or the distance to the server, but instead caused by my provider, I would contact them, and go to another provider if they can not solve it somehow. 50-80ms when connected to a server that is close to your location is crap.
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#5KamenRiderBladePosted 3/12/2014 11:56:47 PM
Anything above 384 ms is unplayable for me in any fast paced game
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#6YOeastonYOPosted 3/13/2014 12:09:22 AM
120 is the limit. Over the limit, under arrest.
#7mikewu1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/13/2014 1:30:03 AM(edited)
Did a pingtest and 36 ms from Salt Lake City to Denver

SLC to Washington DC = 76 ms

SLC to South Korea - 292 ms
#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/13/2014 1:28:17 AM
I prefer sub-50ms, but I'll take anything under 100. Maybe up to 125 if I'm really desperate, or the game isn't too bad for it.
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#9TheSmilingLordPosted 3/13/2014 2:00:28 AM
mikewu1 posted...
I see guys with 10 or less ms. Is there anything I can do to get it down and does my ping affect me that much?(doesn't seem like it to me)


Your option is to move into the server room.
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#10DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/13/2014 2:02:34 AM
Under 20ms usually means that the person with that ping is hosting the game, or in the same city as the server.
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