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    My new 512kb connection - online gaming

    Yesterday I got a 512kb/s service connected to my PC. Went with Freeserve in the end, and have connected at 542kb/s.

    I have black hawk down, and played a little online with it. Brilliant.

    My average ping was 250ms. Is this good?

    So what online games would you recommend? I understand BF1942 is good.

    If i buy a game such as BF1942, do I have to pay montlhy subscriptions to the servers or is that specifically for mmorpg?

    Other games I own are Wolfenstien and MOH. Are these good for online play?

    cheers chaps,

    Paul

    PS, in case you can't tell I really like FPSs, or alternativly, strategy shooters, such as Ghosat Recon.

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    if your ping time is 250ms on broadband you have serious problems, mine to low hop servers (stuff thats close to my isps servers), is usually around 20ms

    Where you downloading anything at the time? What servers where u playing on, UK?

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    Ahh good point, I was playing on Novalogics servers, and I think they were based in USA.

    Maybe I will try out uk based servers.

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    nothing needs a subscription unless it's specifically Massively Multiplayer - Everquest, Planetside, etc

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    Download the UT2004 demo only 200megs and play that. You should list the servers in order if ping, ones with a ping of 30 to 100 are the ones you want to connect to.
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    I suggest you try to get a copy of Tactical Ops, brilliant game.

    I ping as low as 50 in Tactical Ops, and im on 256k connection from Tiscali.

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    sub 100 is what you're looking for, sub 75 is good and sub 50 is what i aim for.

    On isdn i was getting 80-100ish, and UT2k4 w/ ADSL i go for sub 75 servers.
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    m8 for Black Hawk down 200 odd ping is ok, the (was about to say pinger :S) ping stated in the score list etc is messed up i think, check everyone elses ping and u will see that they are no different...

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    Novalogic have introduced official servers for the UK, there are about 6 I think...The ping is usually 40-100. But with DF BHD, even at pings of 200+ it doesnt feel like it lags...
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