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Ping makes a difference...

A ping above 150 makes a difference....

  • Yes, they are harder to kill

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • No, they are easier to kill

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • I wish I had a low ping

    Votes: 2 33.3%

  • Total voters
    6

pinky

Forum Wizard
this discussion has gone on ad nauseum but there is no question that ping makes a difference. I am easier to kill because of my ping. You guys that have high pings, I cannot kill you. End of story. I can't. That's why I have to use time bombs so that I have half a chance.

don't lie

pinky
 

SellOut

Battlefield Vietnam Admin
Sign up for a VPN trial from a provider in the UK or Spain to test your hypothesis. While you are at it, purchase a 96" monitor from Amazon so you can test my hypothesis :)
 

pinky

Forum Wizard
Don't fret Pinky,

Remember I used to play here with a 360 ping. Although...I wasn't dropping bombs at my feet...or throwing RPG's at people...or using Booby traps or betties...

Wait, how guilty are you here Pinky?!!?

Anyway, at my lovely ping of about 280, I used to still maul people with RPG's...M79's etc. Until Hells inspired me to use Ak47's etc. So, whilst it's so much easier bombing people, it's more fun for me to kill them with bullets nowadays and I only don a Nagi weapon if the mood strikes me to blow people up. :D

Since coming from 360 to 280, there is a difference. It seems easier for me to kill people now, but not always the case....
I understand this. But it is difficult to kill somebody with a high ping. I get shot through walls, flying through air, doing anything. If a player has a ping of 200, I have to shoot them in the head, twice, with an RPG from 1 foot, to kill them. In the meantime, they shoot gun in air above my head, I'M DEAD.
 

Vmax

Rookie Hero
Well my ping was under 50 when we had Aussie BFV servers and is 280 to 320 here and I can tell you that Low ping is a lot nicer than big ping.
I very rarely get a good K/D ratio here which is the difference although I am just happy to play.

Love
Vmax/Rob
 

SellOut

Battlefield Vietnam Admin
In all seriousness, I've wondered the same thing. There may be some type of lag compensation that is occurring to balance out things to some extent up to reasonable a latency (ie. maybe pings of up to 150). Pinky - the empirical way to test this would be to increase your ping via a VPN.

That said, I've always felt fortunate that Vmax and IceSkater still would play with us with their high pings and always wish there was something that could be done to help them, even though they both don't seem to have any trouble getting more than their fair share of kills in against me.
 

pinky

Forum Wizard
Well my ping was under 50 when we had Aussie BFV servers and is 280 to 320 here and I can tell you that Low ping is a lot nicer than big ping.
I very rarely get a good K/D ratio here which is the difference although I am just happy to play.

Love
Vmax/Rob
Yeah, I don't get any lag that's for sure. And I appreciate that I have a place to play this game I love. But I swear, guys who have pings well over 100 easily kill me from far away whereas as I look toward them, they are small and fuzzy on my screen. I can shoot in their general direction but it's a miracle if I get a kill.

I have shot right at the feet of high pingers with RPG and LAW and not kill them. You have had those times when you shoot at the same time that they shoot. I can use the M79, I see the nade launch as Jum_P or Mupy are shooting at me - I die, they live. I know that there is no way I missed them. I see the nade launch, I hear the sound - I die. They live. Ping.

Thank you Vmax for your dedicated service.

pinky
 

pinky

Forum Wizard
In all seriousness, I've wondered the same thing. There may be some type of lag compensation that is occurring to balance out things to some extent up to reasonable a latency (ie. maybe pings of up to 150). Pinky - the empirical way to test this would be to increase your ping via a VPN.

That said, I've always felt fortunate that Vmax and IceSkater still would play with us with their high pings and always wish there was something that could be done to help them, even though they both don't seem to have any trouble getting more than their fair share of kills in against me.
I agree - I would love to sit behind Rick or Jum_P and watch them play the game. Furry has skills, no doubt. But the high pingers kill me. See my comment to Vmax above. I can shoot at their feet and they don't die. I run around a corner and guys shoot me through the wall. There has to be some reason this is happening.

pinky
 

pinky

Forum Wizard
I've noticed this too but thought it was related to dirt, which seems to reduce both fall and splash damage.
Try with an M79. Nagi launches them at me 24/7 - and I always, always die. I have launched these right as Jum_P is shooting at me. I hear my gun fire and see the nade launch right at him. I die as he shoots me two times in the head and immediately I check the score, Jum_P is running off to kill somebody else while I spawn.
 
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