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You just screwed all potential Australian players.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rulesdontapply, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. rulesdontapply

    rulesdontapply Goblin Warrior
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    Not sure if you guys are aware how hard you just fucked all Australian players but NY servers are as far east as the US goes.

    Just because there wasnt an Australian population in DF1/UW, doesn't mean there wouldn't be after a relaunch of a competent company...

    Not sure that this will ever be the case now.

    Unplayable. Worse than it's EVER been, even when it was in Florida.

    Heres a video of how it use to be for me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b1kldqYd3k

    Add another 50 ping on that.
     
  2. Xipos<3

    Xipos<3 Stormgraive
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    uuuuuhhhh...

    gso :*
     
  3. Rawr

    Rawr Chosen of Khamset

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    Someone is going to get screwed no matter what we do.

    Unfortunately, the business decision was made that the priority has to go for EU and NA players as those are the majority of our players.

    I am sorry we can't please everybody, but I am working on the back end to try and do something for AU players, which I can't reveal at this time.
     
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  4. rulesdontapply

    rulesdontapply Goblin Warrior
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    Yeah well, you literally just chose the worst possible option for us.
    At least if you had made it west coast it would still be playable for the entire population, a pretty happy middle ground for all.
    If *some* US players and EU players can't play with like +20/30 ping by making it west instead of completely far east, then that's just sad really.

    you can forgive me after playing on 200-310 ping the whole time, that I don't see players having to play on 100-150 being 'screwed'
     
  5. Ulfang Blackmane

    Ulfang Blackmane Skeleton Archer
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    West coast would be really bad for EU players, which is where a huge portion of the potential player base will be coming from. I do sympathize greatly with players from Australia, and hopefully something can be done for you, but the game needs to be smooth for the vast majority of the player base. That has to be the priority if the game is to be successful. They're only going to have one server, at least initially, and can't please everyone. There is no happy middle ground really, as a middle ground of that sort ends up being an unhappy middle ground and drives away too many players.

    I played a UO server for a while that started early this year. They originally hosted in Chicago, and EU players were getting over 200 ping, which turned off many players. If the server was hosted on the west coast instead then I don't think any EU players would of stayed, the ping would of been terrible.
     
  6. Copperfield

    Copperfield Black Knight
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    you have to be honest here guys.. i know its kinda fcked up for aussies with this location..

    but. there is simply no sollution for aussies.. you will never be able to play df1 with -100 ping... most of the players of darkfall lives in na or eu..

    sollution is migrate to EU!!! :D
     
  7. Ramon Wolfs

    Ramon Wolfs Akathar

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    There is a reason most MMORPG's have oceanic servers.

    There is no middleground here, eastern/scandinavian/southern EU will have over 200-300 ping on a west coast server(which is what you are stating you will have now as well), they will never play. I have many friends who couldnt even get sub 200 ping from eastern/scandinavian Europe on the Chicago server. NY is the best option for both NA and EU players, and yes Australian people will suffer, but they will nonetheless. There is no way you are ever going to get Australians on a EU/NA server with less than 200 ping.
     
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  8. Kal VenoM

    Kal VenoM Skeleton Archer
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    You still have DnD!
     
  9. Neilk

    Neilk Web Development & System Admin
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    You should have around 265~ to new york

    https://wondernetwork.com/pings/New+York

    Try ping the IP that we provided to test 107.191.96.26

    It doesn't make sense to screw over the whole of EU so Australians go from 260 to 230 ping.
     
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  10. Erock

    Erock Varangian Warthane
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    Haven't you seen apple pies ping chart? You're going to be a beast
     
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  11. LordCaligular

    LordCaligular Dire Zombie

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    There has to be a compromise no matter what. Put it at west coast NA and you screw over all the European players instead, which is a much much larger group than the few Australians that might end up playing.
     
  12. rulesdontapply

    rulesdontapply Goblin Warrior
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    Im from South Australia and I pinged 190 to the darkfall server before the change.
    My friend from Perth, WA from memory pinged 130-140~

    Honestly, I understand it from a business perspective, I am literally just disappointed and needed to vent.
     
  13. Hugo

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    You've done it now; Rawr's got his scuba gear on to lay a new cable.

    But seriously, we appreciate players making their voices heard and we did make this decision to try to appeal to as many players as possible. Do provide us with traceroutes/ping tests and we will do whatever we can to bridge the gap.
     
  14. Kilset

    Kilset Black Knight
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    Would it hurt to get a EU census of ping to Chicago?

    Reason I say that is because the aussies I played with played with around 250 ping when the server was in Chicago. A lot better than 300-350.
     
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  15. Rawr

    Rawr Chosen of Khamset

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    I just got out of the water after fending off a school of hungry sharks to answer this post.

    We tested to Chicago, it was a no-go unfortunately. Our EU team members were hitting >150ms against that data center which would have been unplayable for them.

    I do have a potential "test" ping for Chicago which you can try: 64.120.25.196
     
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  16. Rawr

    Rawr Chosen of Khamset

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    Can you do me a favour and ping the IP we have been posted all over? I'd like to see the numbers.

    If you are on Windows, provide me a pathping if you can. I have something I am working on in the background I am hoping pans out, if it does it will really help to have the data.
     
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    helgrik Infernal
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    Anyone here live in Manhattan have a spare room? I want 2 ping.
     
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  18. Rawr

    Rawr Chosen of Khamset

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    I'll be renting out room in the data center. For 0 ms ping.
     
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  19. Viciousboxx

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    pay to win :eek:
     
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  20. Rawr

    Rawr Chosen of Khamset

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    Hey I gotta make money somehow!
     
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