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#1 Oct 12 2010 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
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If anyone here has some firsthand experience playing ffxiv (or any other mmo) on Hughesnet, i'd greatly appreciate some feedback.

First of all, how bad is the satellite lag? Does it make the game unplayable, or is it a minor inconvenience to you?

Second, how long does it take to reach the download cap if you're just playing the game (all patches and everything else excluded)? Can you go for 2-3 hours non stop, or does the FAP hit you like a brick wall after an hour or so?

Any firsthand experience would be greatly appreciated, but any feedback at all would be nice. Tell me how playing on hughesnet would be, but please avoid telling me to switch to something else, this is a Hughesnet specific question.
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#2 Oct 12 2010 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Domino7337 wrote:
If anyone here has some firsthand experience playing ffxiv (or any other mmo) on Hughesnet, i'd greatly appreciate some feedback.

First of all, how bad is the satellite lag? Does it make the game unplayable, or is it a minor inconvenience to you?

Second, how long does it take to reach the download cap if you're just playing the game (all patches and everything else excluded)? Can you go for 2-3 hours non stop, or does the FAP hit you like a brick wall after an hour or so?

Any firsthand experience would be greatly appreciated, but any feedback at all would be nice. Tell me how playing on hughesnet would be, but please avoid telling me to switch to something else, this is a Hughesnet specific question.


I don't have it myself, but I know some people who have. It's sort of "base" ping is 600, meaning you will always have more than 0.6 seconds of lag. Considering the servers for FFXIV themselves lag between 35 and 1200 depending on where you are in the game, that makes your expected in game lag to be always between about 0.635 seconds and 1.8 seconds. It will likely be an annoyance in all honesty; not that most people aren't already running near a second of lag in busy areas anyway.
#3 Oct 12 2010 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Really, that's better of a response than i was expecting. I can deal with the minor annoyances (I used to play WoW on dialup, talk about fun). I just wanted to make sure combat would be relatively smooth and the lag wouldn't utterly cripple me.
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