Does internet speed matter in this game?

#1morlock30Posted 8/3/2011 2:01:13 AM
Say, if somebody had 60 kb/s and upgraded to 8mb/s, would it improve his gameplay?
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#2angermngment101Posted 8/3/2011 2:05:32 AM
The same way it would matter in something like call of duty I would imagine.
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#3Reaper_MinionPosted 8/3/2011 3:06:40 AM
Considering your example, yes, most likely.
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#4NormalCatPosted 8/3/2011 3:07:48 AM
Your example - Yes
Most cases - No
The netcode in this game is really REALLY good, if you've got anything above 2mb/s you'll be fine.
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#5morlock30(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2011 3:12:42 AM
How would it improve his gameplay?
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#6element_zeroPosted 8/3/2011 3:20:06 AM(edited)
It's not really the speed but the latency that would matter.
But it's very probable that the 8mb/s line has a better latency as well.
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#7NormalCatPosted 8/3/2011 3:24:28 AM
If you're on 60 kb/s I'm surprised that the game even works.

But basically if you have a high ping (also known as latency - represented in game by a yellow bar under your kills/deaths/assists and on the loading screen by a number) - then in essence you see things happening slightly after other players.

1 ping is a 1ms delay, 300 ping is a 300ms delay - or a 0.3 second delay - a bit more noticeable, especially in a game like this where you need to be able to react to things.

As a general rule the slower your internet speed is the higher your ping will be, and most people find anything over 100 ping to be unplayable (especially in fighting games)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping - read more about it there if you're interested, but to answer your original question upgrading your internet speed would lower your ping and allow you to react to things a lot better.
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#8morlock30(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2011 3:34:16 AM
I thought latency was based on how far the person is to the server. My net is REALLY slow and I'm considering on wether to speed it up. So I guess this will be worth it. Not just for LoL but for many other things related to internet too.

@NormalCat
Really? People find anything over 100 ping unplayable? Sure, I can understand it in CoD games but in LoL I dont notice it at all. My ping in every game is 200+ but if it goes over 400, thats where I can barely play.
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#9Hum_WhaPosted 8/3/2011 3:51:53 AM
What they said is right speed isn't that important.

If you have over 200kb id call it enough.

But latancy is a big issue.

stuff like Satellite with 1000ms pings this game would be unplayable dosen't matter if your speed is 2mb's.


Anything over 300ms i find unplayable for this game.
#10NormalCatPosted 8/3/2011 3:56:19 AM
morlock30 posted...
I thought latency was based on how far the person is to the server. My net is REALLY slow and I'm considering on wether to speed it up. So I guess this will be worth it. Not just for LoL but for many other things related to internet too.

Yeah it's definitely worth getting at least 2MB - 5MB IMO. And latency CAN be affected by distance to the server - but it's not the main factor, especially in this game where someone in the US won't be playing on EU servers and vice versa.


morlock30 posted...
@NormalCat
Really? People find anything over 100 ping unplayable? Sure, I can understand it in CoD games but in LoL I dont notice it at all. My ping in every game is 200+ but if it goes over 400, thats where I can barely play.


It's not as noticeable in LoL, but like you said in other games such as shooters and fighting games then it does make a HUGE difference - there's a reason why tournaments are done over LAN.
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