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WTFast or similar service for Aus players

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sensubeans, May 6, 2017.

  1. sensubeans

    sensubeans New Member

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    Hi All,

    Looking to play the game, but the ping is a bit of an issue. I know I can "git gud" with high ping, but I'm not really interested in that.

    My question is: Do any Australian players utilise a service like WTFast to lower their ping? If so, what would you recommend?

    I tried Mudfish and that seemed to have 0 effect on my latency. I have a feeling WTFast etc won't make much of a difference if at all, but I just want to hear some experiences from players in my boat

    Cheers
     
  2. Ivanhoe

    Ivanhoe Crypt Guard

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    ping the server see what you get. Then ping it with wtffast. There should be a free trial if not. try to find a similar service that has a free trail and test out ping to the DF server. I used a service from NZ years ago and it cut down the ping by 30% which made the game playable back then.
     
  3. RaptorBlackz

    RaptorBlackz Goblin Scout
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    Just tried using WTfast with darkfall and it's disallowing me from connecting saying it's a "Lobby Violation".

    *Edit, Did some investigating and it seems WTfast is forbidden to be used due to shady practices.
    The recommended 3 to try are the following:
    Battleping.com
    Pingzapper.com
    Smoothping.com

    I'm currently trying out Battleping and if it works i'll come back with results.
     
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  4. deviate

    deviate Goblin Scout

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    did it work i was thinkign of doing the same
     
  5. Battle Smurf

    Battle Smurf Oak Lord
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    Battle ping helped me but im not Aus

    Ask @Juicy if he has any ideas
     
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    TyteDaddyTite Obsidian Golem
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    Like Smurf, definitely battle ping is a good service that works with the game. Generally, I have enjoyed their service as a vpn provider for multiple games.
     
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  7. Teclis

    Teclis Undead Dwarf
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    I've used battleping wtfast and smoothping on Unholywars with improvements in ping, i'm about to try this server with Battleping and see if I can get anything better then 260ms.
     
  8. Awsumsauce

    Awsumsauce New Member

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    hey man battleping should work fine, the admin has added the game and most recent IP. Didn't do much to my ping. I'm connecting 235 from Canberra. The beta server was actually 10-15 ping faster for me.
     
  9. Biff

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    New Player here from Aussie (Brisbane).
    How laggy is it for us lads? Is it playable? Can we even compete in pvp?
    Cheers,

    Biff.
     
  10. Lucan

    Lucan Ghost
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    playable yes. compete yes but dont make a mistake, you'll get punished 99% of the time.
     
  11. GodwinBelhorne

    GodwinBelhorne Goblin Warlord

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    I played most of the original with a stable-ish 220 ping which was completely playable. Then when the server moved i had an unstable 280-360 ping, that was unplayable. Currently around 250-270 from Adelaide and in Brisbane you should be a little lower than that.. Mid 200s is ok as long as you understand that against elite players you really dont stand much of a chance. You can adjust your aim to help compensate by leading the target a bit further than normal and after a while you get used to it. But in the time it takes to swap from sword to staff, que a spell, cast a spell, swap to sword and board, parry (block), drink a potion, swap back to staff, que a spell, cast or heal.... Your opponent has done all of that twice, because each one of those actions has taken you extra time due to the delay every time you press a button. The extra 2 spells or melee hits you take while waiting for your other weapon to come out are often the biggest killers.

    However, Darkfall is still the most amazing game I have ever played. It offers an experience unique to other games and there are a plethora of ways to enjoy it without being in the top 20% of pvpers. In group combat you may not be quite as effective as another player but you can still be the difference in winning or losing. You can still enjoy both pvp and pve with high ping if you manage your expectations a little.

    Best advice is to try it yourself and see how you go. Find a clan to take you in and show you the ropes before you decide, hope this helped mate.
     
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  12. Karma

    Karma Goblin Warrior

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    Is smoothping working? I had a life sub there byt cannot get into their website.

    There is anothwr one called noping. It has 3 days free access.
     
  13. RobTheAxe

    RobTheAxe Goblin Warlord

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    fwiw i found Ping Zapper to provide better service and cheaper with a better UI than battle ping but not sure if it will help with these connections
     
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  14. Teclis

    Teclis Undead Dwarf
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    let us know if anyone finds one and what server that helps
     
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