[AusNOG] Latency sensisitive apps
ABeeson at csu.edu.au
Sat Aug 31 15:42:35 EST 2013
Physically staying connected and actually being playable are two very different things...
Lloyd Wood <lloyd.wood at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
Geostationary satellite link, 550ms rtt delay before adding in rest of path. You'd be surprised how many online games don't work
From: Robert Hudson <hudrob at gmail.com>;
To: grenville armitage <garmitage at swin.edu.au>;
Cc: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net <ausnog at lists.ausnog.net>;
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Latency sensisitive apps
Sent: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 1:59:40 AM
You'd be surprised just how much latency online games can cope with. The "net code" in many of them is very good at not only dealing with latency, but also dropped/out of order packets.
I play a game where I regularly have ping times of 200ms or higher - compared to people who have sub 50ms pings - and I don't think I actually suffer THAT much for it (instead, my poor record is due to the fact that I just suck).
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