How much internet speed required for diablo 3 in INDIA?

  • #1
    Hey guys, i was just wondering how much speed is required for d3 to run.Actually i dont have the game due to a problem in my old pc on April 27th 2012 ie just days before d3 was released.(Damn!)

    Now i have bought a laptop with the following features:-

    4 gb ram
    500 gb hdd
    1 gb graphics card(cant remember company name something like AMI/AMT/Radeon or something like that)
    Windows 8
    White Colour(LOL)
    2.4 Ghz(While that is lower than the min req i remember playing wc3 frozen throne on my one even older pc that had 300 Mhz but although the cutscenes lagged for an eternity,the gameplay worked just fine)

    Now i am wondering what net speed is required for d3.I know some wireless connections are not considered broadband,no problem for me though as i am not taking wireless internet.(Why? They promise speed of 1 mbps but the actual speed is between 1kbps-6kbps and i am not joking or exaggerating)

    I am taking a true broadband connection for my laptop.

    But I dont know what speed should i go for.

    I googled "Diablo 3 minimum internet speed requirement" and found various q and a's where 40 mbps or more was suggested.

    However,since my country is India and since 40 mbps internet might not even exist in the supercomputers of this country, i added India to the keywords and googled again.

    Again i found many discussions where people suggested 1 mbps or more.

    So i am confused.How can the requirements be so different?

    Also i dont know what server region does India come in.Can someone tell which one?
    (Although india is obvioulsy in asia i heard that they were included in some other region.)

    And yeah,what net speed is required?
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  • #2
    There was a blue post in the WOW forums two years ago that said 2Mb/256k but according to the European Commission a Broadband Connection as of 21 May 2011 is considered to be 4Mb/256k.
  • #3
    Well passed my time watching a video on the barb forums caleed hota smash build by KingKonor.Really awesome for those bored with double tornado.(Although it doesnt seem appropriate coming from someone who doesnt have the game)

    Back to topic:Hmm 4mb? That seems possible for me.Thanks for the info man.

    Although what will happen with lesser speeds like 2mb? Will it lag and rubberband like hell?
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  • #4
    Well I would expect even with good internet, you could still rubber band if the ping is high.
    Like australia world of warcraft players have connection problems with american servers, even with high speed internet because of higher ping
  • #5
    A couple hundred KB is plenty. So as stated roughly 2 Mb/s internet connection is fine.
  • #6

    Although what will happen with lesser speeds like 2mb? Will it lag and rubberband like hell?
    As long as your latency is low the game can run on 1Mb. I have 100Mb/80ms and the game rubberbands some times.

    The easiest thing you can do is install the trial version on your laptop (can play up to skeleton king) and go to a friends house or an internet cafe and try it out. Make sure to check your latency http://www.pingtest.net
  • #7
    Any "standard" broadband connection should be ok for D3. Your only problem may be latency; the further you are from the server the more issues you may experience (ie rubberbanding, etc). To avoid these you should pick the server region that will be closest physically to you, which would likely be the European server.
  • #8
    Latency is the only issue. I think Dial up will work if the latency is low. I did play one day for 16 hours and I think the amount of bandwidth for the day was about 20 megs. But my latency was crap.
  • #9
    I have some experience with this since I've been playing from Brazil on a mobile internet for a while.

    It's a common misconception that playing games online requires a huge amount of bandwidth. This is just not true. Latency is the most important thing, and Diablo 3 is pretty tolerant to it. Sure, spikes might kill you every now and then, but even if your ping is pretty bad the game is built in a way that you don't really notice it much. Heck, people used to play Ultima Online and Everquest on their dial-ups back in the days without issues. My dial-up at the time was 56.6 kbps.

    My network card allows me to monitor my traffic, and while I'm playing I'm averaging around 3-4 kb/s of traffic. With that said, I don't see how even a 128 kb/s connection would be any problem, however, do keep in mind you might have to download patches occasionally.
  • #10
    Online games are so annoying if you're not the sole user of your internet connection. As soon as my housemate starts doing something that requires some bandwidth (d/l files or streaming video) my ping goes to shit.
  • #11
    I live in a rural area, where mobile broadband is the only internet worth using. I have an unlimited 3G plan, where the bandwidth at best is 1mb. But at 5gbs of data usage, speeds are limited down to 0.35mbs.

    Normally my latency is in the 100-150ms range. The game is very playable in this range, even when im being throttled back on bandwidth. On bad days my latency is 200-400ms. The game is still playable, but you can notice the game doesn't play as smooth.

    So all in all, if your latency is under 400ms, you should be good to play. Hope this helps
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