Anyone else getting high pings?

#1eeshaysPosted 11/18/2009 1:23:25 PM
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That's not the worst I've gotten. The thing is, its not just me, usually everyone's ping is high. We try and restart it to get better ones but that doesn't work most of the time.

I end up just rejoining new lobbies and hoping for the best.

Are these servers hosted by us or what? Also should I forward ports for this game?
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#2clok1966Posted 11/18/2009 1:35:06 PM
I do believe its just the fact thats its a "hot" game right now. 4 person servers fill up fast, hence you may get bumped to a server farther away much easer now. L4D, i seldom have over a 60 ping, but i join alot of 2 or 3 man servers with a bot or two. L4D2, generaly in the 150's or higher, but alwasy a full server.
#3SnakeEyes137Posted 11/18/2009 1:37:20 PM
Most servers in the USA are taken up.
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#4XioJenesisPosted 11/18/2009 1:39:19 PM
What's funny is that even if my ping is 200+, if I have the lowest (everyone else 300+ usually if that is the case), then I am basically lag free. Pretty cool.


Otherwise it sucks.
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#5eeshays(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2009 1:50:08 PM
The best I've gotten so far was in the 140-180 range. Not horrible but I think it should be better. When playing TF2, I'm always around 50-70 ping.
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#6lufia22Posted 11/18/2009 3:04:10 PM
Yes, I'm high ping half the time. Generally, if something stupid happens to me like one time where I charged directly into a guy as a charger and went straight through him just to hit the wall on the other side, I quit.
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#7IceMage20Posted 11/18/2009 3:06:51 PM
If we're getting high ping servers, I just call a return-to-lobby vote and change the search to Official Dedicated. The official servers are usually really nice; I tend to have high ping (two bars is normal), but in a lot of servers, I find myself having a ping under 50.
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#8GearZeroPosted 11/18/2009 3:21:09 PM
It's weird, in L4D2, 150 ping feels like 80.
Even with 200 it's playable, compared to L4D1. The melees are actually responsive as apposed to L4D1 if you had more than 120, you were garaunteed to get hit trying to melee. That was from my experiences at least.
#9eeshays(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2009 3:23:44 PM

From: IceMage20 | #007
If we're getting high ping servers, I just call a return-to-lobby vote and change the search to Official Dedicated. The official servers are usually really nice; I tend to have high ping (two bars is normal), but in a lot of servers, I find myself having a ping under 50.


Yeah I just found this out. When you are in the game lobby, change the settings to Official. Pind tends to be a lot lower. Kudos to you IceMage20.
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#10JoebearPosted 11/18/2009 3:25:21 PM
I played all day yesterday and we constantly had servers where everyone had like over 200 ping, then when I was in a lobby someone told the lobby leader to not set it to search for best available dedicated, but official servers. we found one after around 15 seconds and we all had around 40-60 ping. I dont know if we just got lucky but maybe try that, by default it just searches for best available dedicated
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