Packet loss: Big time
Дата: 10.12.2019 23:42:59
crnakoza, on 10 December 2019 - 08:03 PM, said: (...) This is highly region specific issue. I recall it going on as far as few years back. Some people were affected while others were like "huh? get yourself better internet connection". I dug into it and, lo and behold, some routing points were experiencing heavy packet loss. And I mean heavy. This crap starts always when there is something big going on, like holidays, sport events and such... and always in the prime time when people are back from work.
Ectar: Just 'quoting for truth', in the literal sense. Problems with Internet infastructure aren't restricted to the game's server. There's interference in homes, malfunctioning modems (overheating is an issue for many) and several nodes that may have bandwidth issues - even before you reach the sea cables. Of course, most of those who play online games do it during the afternoons, and they are typically more 'demanding' customers - someone streaming Netflix likely won't notice any throttling, because their stream is buffering the content.There's no guarantee that your ISP is able to get your packets a thousand kilometres, over borders, under the sea, and through multiple vendors without causing what you experience as 'lag' in a game.