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#1 Aug 02 2010 at 7:04 PM Rating: Default
I'm curious what your ping should be when playing ffxi or ffxiv in order to have a green 'send/recieve' signal, and to play with relative smoothness.
#2 Aug 02 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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It's all subjective...

It will be no different then any other game that you play online. If you are on dialup you won't be playing this or any other game online. If you aren't then most likely your response will be fast enough you shouldn't need to worry.

Not to mention if they actually give N/A some servers this time the response should be a lot better, not that it was bad before.
#3 Aug 02 2010 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
I don't know, i was able to play ffxi while my family was torrenting and such. Lag wasn't a total killer, even playing at yellow was doable.
In ffxiv, yeah the gameplay is faster and you need to manually input each of your own moves, but I'm wondering if a 300ms connection would be fine.

NA players are used to getting at least 150-200 ms lag almost no matter what with ffxi (it never got below that point no matter how good your connection). Is 300-350ms really a big difference?
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#4 Aug 02 2010 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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NA players are used to getting at least 150-200 ms lag almost no matter what with ffxi (it never got below that point no matter how good your connection). Is 300-350ms really a big difference?


Not really, the only real big difference will be there is no auto attack. Most of the actions, if properly designed... should be stored client side so that regardless of server you can continue.

300 isn't overall bad for FFXI. I think i didn't ever hit below 200 when i played. Green was rare, i was usually in between.

It all depends i thought FFXI had great servers considering their location. However if they do the right thing and give us servers on our continent things should be amazing.
#5 Aug 02 2010 at 10:33 PM Rating: Good
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I'm curious as to what it will be like for those of us in Australia. We're used to getting the short end of the stick, with most MMOs keeping their servers in the US.
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#6 Aug 02 2010 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm curious as to what it will be like for those of us in Australia. We're used to getting the short end of the stick, with most MMOs keeping their servers in the US.


Amen bud, FFXI would yield me about 350-450 - always on Green. Yellow was just a precursor to disconnection. Never really had a problem with ping though.

I doubt the new style of play will effect this all that much. We should be fine. For FFXI you couldn't pick your server to perhaps they had a method of scanning your connection and determining which server would be best suited to it.

Australian WoW players mostly play on Blackrock server - Even though Bliz are aware of this, their server maintenance is right in the middle of Tuesday prime-time! So yeah, we get screwed on servers.
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#7 Aug 03 2010 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I doubt the new style of play will effect this all that much. We should be fine. For FFXI you couldn't pick your server to perhaps they had a method of scanning your connection and determining which server would be best suited to it.


Actually for the last 3-4 years(i believe.. someone correct me if i'm off a bit) you could pick your server. I guess they got tired of people being infuriated having to use gil to buy an ingame item to invite a friend to the server. Especially considering it's cost. Basically made it so you would create/delete until you got on the server you wanted.

Also i believe their "auto assign" was simply a means of population balance and control. That way no server load significantly exceeded any other like it does in other games like WoW. Although that's what i love about WoW... high pop servers usually had incredible amounts of PVP and stuff going on(till it went cross server).

Edited, Aug 3rd 2010 6:11am by boriss
#8 Aug 03 2010 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
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Fetter wrote:
I'm curious as to what it will be like for those of us in Australia. We're used to getting the short end of the stick, with most MMOs keeping their servers in the US.


With XI, the servers were kept in Japan, and I'd be shocked if the XIV servers won't be kept there as well. Likely in the same building.
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