View Full Version : What's a good max ping to prevent laggy players?

07-08-2002, 11:09 AM
At what point does a player look laggy to you and start jumping around?

150, 200, 300, etc?

Setting up the max ping on my server.

07-08-2002, 12:13 PM
200 or 250

If people are bitching about lag with a person under 200 they need to stfu.

07-08-2002, 01:15 PM
Okay, thanks.

James Brophy
07-08-2002, 03:46 PM
ive got broadband and somtimes the ping on that goes over 200 so i would say 300 but its your choice 200 for less people but no lagg at all but 300 and well i doubt any lagg from that.

Cal-Gon Gin
07-08-2002, 11:21 PM
Don't worry about capping your ping--cap your server's rate so that there is plenty to go around. Our servers (www.thephhortress.com) set maxrate to 8K. It really helps even out play.

If you want to cap ping cap it over 400--everyone spikes now and again.

Jah Warrior
07-09-2002, 12:41 AM
i find a ping of 250 keeps the 56kers off the server - the real problem is idiots with downloads running in the background.

If you want to check this i suggest you type cg_lagometer 1 to see there connection graph, if it has huge blocks appearing at regular intervals then that denotes a download in the background. (i usually ask those folk to kill their downloads)
If they don't kill their downloads they will teleport around the map making them blinking impossible to hit at times. So ultimately they kill their downloads or get kicked.

07-09-2002, 01:47 AM
Put off downlaods and put the max to 400 and that should do jsut fine.

07-09-2002, 03:59 AM
I play with pings of 300-400 pretty well, and nobody has ever complained about me lagging, even when i've started warping.

Maybe I just use servers with more tolerant players.

Cal-Gon Gin
07-09-2002, 04:14 AM
Ya, I don't understand the desire to keep modemers off the server either. Most problems I've had online have been with BW sucking broadbanders who have their rates so high that you phonejack when you enter the same room as them.

Also, warping IS NOT exclusive to dial up users, but happens with any connection (or route) that is suffering from packet loss. In fact, I find that modemers are MORE conscientious of their settings because they want to prevent anything from impacting their connection.

Cal-Gon Gin
07-09-2002, 04:16 AM
btw QuietSith: http://www.gameadmins.com/

For all your server setting needs :D Just read up on the Q3 section.

07-09-2002, 04:24 AM
i'm on a 56k (Getting broadband next week :D :D :D :D )
and i usually get a ping of 225-350 ( usually aobut 250-275) and no one has ever actually kicked me off a server for lagging or thought i was lagging. i do get good fast servers tho but kickknig(with your feet in-game :D) lags me out.
and quietsith, warping starts round about 425.