New York is not the solution

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by luxatile, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Sorry to poop on the server party, but many people appear to agree with me on this: The new NY server is not a good trade for the old EU and US servers.

    First of all, I understand that it was hard to play on the EU server for you Americans because of the high ping. But if you had the right to complain about your ping to that server, we have the exact same grounds for complaint.

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    Look at this. How is this better for the Europeans, than the EU server ever was for the Americans?

    While I get that the idea of a more central server is good, NY is hardly more central than England, and it feels unfair. I get 200 ping from Norway, for instance.

    Also,

     
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  2. Jakkarra

    Jakkarra L4: Comfortable Member

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    I am In agreement with the confectionary.
     
  3. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    Solution: Create an island middle of Atlantic Ocean, then host server from there.

    Really, I think it is really hard to have just one server, when distances between players are so long.
     
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  4. Eyce

    Eyce L6: Sharp Member

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    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HAVE FOUND THE SOLUTION!

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    See! They're more useful than a place for Soccer!
     
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  5. Jakkarra

    Jakkarra L4: Comfortable Member

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    How about Iceland or greenland, it's a similar distance between the USA and the EU.

    We's probably all have about 60 ping or something, but it's a BIT of an improvement.

    What we really need is the old system with two servers, an EU one and a US one, if we had two GOOD servers then most of the arguing would be gone. it's currently not fair to the EU players, who make up a substantial section of the community.

    (The Aussies are still screwed though)
     
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  6. Tekku

    aa Tekku

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    It would be even more worse for Australians.
    Although it would be better for both Eu and Us, since i would get ~50 ping not 140..
     
  7. Jakkarra

    Jakkarra L4: Comfortable Member

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    Yeah, i Edited my post just before you posted that :p
     
  8. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    New York is a central place for terrorist attacks, what happens if they get our server?

    NO GAMEDAYS

    please don't take offence
     
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  9. StickZer0

    aa StickZer0 💙💙💃💙💙

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    Agreed, while the ping will be better than the US server, it's still very far away from Europe - Europe should have a central European server if possible
     
  10. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Not all US players get low ping on the new server. It's either there or somewhere in Europe, either way half of us are going to be complaining. Just accept it, boo hoo my ping is a bit higher, at least it's not in Dallas or something with 180 ping.
     
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  11. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    I usually got better ping in the Texas server, actually. 150-ish on a good day. The NY server is anywhere between 120 and 250 ping, it seems. And even 120 ping is quite unpleasant.
     
  12. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    We haven't had it a couple of days, people who live in NY have been having connection problems. Give it a couple of weeks to iron out all the issues :p
     
  13. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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  14. Mick-a-nator

    aa Mick-a-nator

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    one server makes me cry. I was getting ~120 ping on the old US server, but for me, that was bearable. I the American lot (well, some of you) kept whining but the EU/US system worked.
     
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  15. Walker

    Walker L2: Junior Member

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    Solution: Put the server in southern Greenland/Iceland. Pretty much halfway.
     
  16. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    imo I love the new server. (30 ping ftw)
     
  17. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    FYI TF2maps will not have an official EU server. But there will be a server running for custom maps in the EU.

    IE not affiliated with TF2maps but free for users of TF2maps to use.
     
  18. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Why, exactlty, did we change from two servers to one?
     
  19. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    drp ditched the old US and EU server for a NYC server so /most/ EU players would get better pings on US. That way we don't have any "Do we go on US or EU" bullshit.
     
  20. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Yeah, and the thing is... It didn't really work. :/