Server on the West Coast?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Gatorix, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Gatorix

    Gatorix L1: Registered

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    So. I have been fascinated by custom maps for months now... My only and greatest woe is not being able to join the rest of the people testing maps because it is located on the East Coast and I live on the West. My ping soars way over 100 whenever I attempt to join and I feel like I can't give quality criticism because lag issues.
    Three questions:
    If it is possible, can an official server open up for the West coast?
    If it is, why hasn't a west coast server been made already?
    If it isn't, why?
     
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  2. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    I would guess costs. Servers cost money and more servers cost more money.
     
  3. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    100 ping is more than fine to play with.

    I reguarly test with 300 ping on the US server and 400 on europe because everyone else bitches and complains when they're made to play on the australian server.
     
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  4. Gatorix

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    But I crash when I spike past 900 ping. Also, the delay in 100+ping freezes my screen for a good 2 to 5 seconds. This seriously impacts the gameplay. It can also ruin mobility like rocket jumping and other specialty type movement options. These I find essential to the purpose and essence of "testing" a map. But I'm a novice, so perhaps I don't know as much. This is just my quick and honest opinion as of right now.
     
  5. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    That doesn't sound like a straight ping problem. Ping jumps to 900 and freezes aren't a symptom of the server location, rather something else. Freezing your screen sounds like it could me a memory problem or a video driver problem rather than connection.
     
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  6. Pocket

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    I'd check to make sure there aren't any other programs trying to hog your Internet while you're playing.
     
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