I can't give you a technical explanation, but in layman's terms, PING is used to describe/measure the quality of connection between two computers. PING is also used to determine if an IP address is valid or active.Jon@lbc said:This is such a stupid question and you are gonna think I have no brain but. What is Ping on online servers?
The higher the Ping the longer the time it's taking for the signal to travel to/from your PC, so the worse it is for you, as you start to get serious lag.jthomas said:Though I don't understand the ramifications from a gameplay standpoint yet. Anyone? Anyone? ....Bueller?
Doctor Sinister said:The higher the Ping the longer the time it's taking for the signal to travel to/from your PC, so the worse it is for you, as you start to get serious lag.
Those were estimates by me, but I do think they are pretty right. It could be that the server just wanted really good ping players, and wanted something as flawless as possible.scuud said:Really? I've played in servers that ban if your ping goes over 250
Haha, yeah. Being from Australia probably hurts your ping a lot, since I bet there aren't too many servers near there.Ivan Rapkinov said:rofl - I used to play Operation Flashpoint on a 56k with clanmates from all over at 1300 ping
I certainly remember the "teleporting" aspect.
gobeavs said:Most of what everyone has said so far...but here is my explanation:
Ping is measured in milliseconds. It is the time it takes for your computer to respond to the server. You want a lower ping because that means your computer can send and recieve data faster. If you have a 100 ping, every 100 ms (or about), you can recieve from the server player positions, and other information. If you have a 1000 ping, you can only recieve that data every 1000 ms. That is pretty slow, so you will see the players "transport" from one place to another, and it is really laggy.
Any ping below 300 is decent, below 200 is preferred.
EDIT: And no, it isn't a stupid question .
i hear ya, man. I think the internet connection and computer make a big difference for online games! I used to be a horrible BF1942 player (usually scoring in the bottom 10% no joke!) with my old and slow comp and dialup. After getting my new comp and cable internet I suddenly found myself getting many more kills and scoring around the middle of the pack!Overseer said:I used to play CS on dialup and get a little over 200, after I got used to broadband, I can't take a server that has over 60 for me. There's a noticable difference.