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E-man res u
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 5:11 am    Post subject: Server Latency Matrix Reply with quote

hey
i was wondering if there's a way to ping all the realms to find the one with the best latency
im looking for a PvP server in the PST zone
i live in vancouver, canada, and would like to find a server with a ping under 100
i've got a 7mbit cable line, and am sick of getting 200-350ms ping on my current server (thunderlord)

thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be totally honest, I don't think it is going to matter. I am fairly convinced that much of the latency issues are on Blizz's network side of things as I have no latency issues doing anything else EXCEPT certain times when playing WoW. Sounds kinda fishy to me!
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you mean it's not going to matter?
every so often i test out a new server, just to see what kind of ping i get
there's a few where i've been able to hold a 100- ping, and it makes a huge differencce (specially for PvP)
apparently there's people on my server that hold a 40-70ms ping no problem, so im fairly sure it's just a matter of finding the server that's closest to me.. or something
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hrm.. well that would put my theory to the test then for sure. I do not know for sure, but I am betting that all US servers are hosted at the same location. Of course, I could be wrong though. If you ever find anything to the contrary, I'd love to know about it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The US servers are hosted at two locations as far as I know, one for the original eastern/central servers and another for the pacific/mountain ones. They are hosted in AT&T facilities and there are differences in the network configurations and hardware in place to support them. Essentially making such a matrix is only relevant for the location you make it from, and it will only be partially relevant at that due to the fact that for most servers/times the overhead added at the server and the local network at the server is much greater than the actual WAN latency you have getting there.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I play from Australia, on a US East Coast PvP Server (Bleeding Hollow) and hold a steady 480-520 ping and play with no problems (Have a level 60, 40 and a couple of 20's).

Frankly ping even on a pvp server doesn't make alot of difference.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

further proving my theorie that australians know nothing about the internet
except for how to hack yahoo chat
and we all know how awesome/important/elite that is
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blizzards servers are all hosted in one Easy coast location. It is the same location hit by a Tornadoe while WoW was in beta.

The server classifications as Pac, Est, and Cent was not done for server location... it was orginally meant to attract players that would be playing at the same time.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 1:23 pm    Post subject: i call bullshit Reply with quote

then explain why i ping at least twice as good, all the time, on PST servers as opposed to CST servers

on Gorgonnash i ping anywhere from 40 to 125, where as on Thunderlord the lowest i've seen my ping was 199. it usually stays around 250-400

heartless is full of shit
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: i call bullshit Reply with quote

E-man res u wrote:
then explain why i ping at least twice as good, all the time, on PST servers as opposed to CST servers

on Gorgonnash i ping anywhere from 40 to 125, where as on Thunderlord the lowest i've seen my ping was 199. it usually stays around 250-400

heartless is full of shit


Because, in this case, the variations in ping have nothing to do with server location. The servers are in the same location. The variation you see has to do with Blizzard's server's load. A high pop server will have higher pings than a low pop server. The point was already explained in a few of the above posts. Maybe it's too difficult of a subject? Or maybe you just have ADD?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rollie probably have the different servers IP and a traceroute to each of the IPs would quickly show their location.

If they are not in the same location, then the ping times would most likely be different too, because the routes from the players machine to the server parks would be different.

In other words there can be different ping times i the servers are in different locations.
The problem here is that the ping times are depending on the location of the players machine and what routes the data takes to get to the servers.
These routes can be different depending on ISP, location, subscriptiontype and even how big the usage are of the different stages of the many possible routes.
Two neighbors can have totally different routes and totally different ping times to the same server, even if several of the factors are the same for them.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: FOO! Reply with quote

Simply put, you live in Canada. There's your problem.

<scampers off>

I love provoking my neighbors to the north.

<---lives in Michigan
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