Diablo 3 Connection Speed Recommendations.

If you've been wondering what kind of connection speed is recommended to play Diablo 3 when it comes out, Bashiok has just made a post in regards to it.

"For online games it's not usually the bandwidth (your 1800kb/s) but the latency that's a factor. Latency is the time it takes for data to leave your machine, hit the game server, and return back. In general games aren't sending enough data where it would actually bottleneck because of your bandwidth, there are exceptions but I think you should be ok."
So for all of you who are still using your 300-baud modems, clinging onto dreams of becoming an uber hacker like Matthew Broderick in WarGames, you might want to consider getting a broadband connection if you'd like to play Diablo 3 when it comes out.



Greetings, Professor Falken.

Hello, Joshua.

Shall we play a game?

Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War.

Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of Diablo 3?

Later. Right now lets play Global Thermonuclear War.

Fine.

Comments

  • #1 Zoltrix
    LOL War Games reference (making sure I am not the only one that catches that)
  • #2 necronergal
    lol. up here in northern minnesota.....we dont have the luxury of broadband. if you live in town your able to get dsl broadband its abuot 7.5 mbps connection, then you can get satalite, which is probably the next best thing to the dsl, after that. its the shitty dial-up. im so glad i dont have that anymore. :D

    but ya. thats the kind of connections we have up here. thank god by the time this game comes out ill be in college down in a city area with better connection. yay!!
  • #3 biff_exploder
    i have a 20mbit connection, i usually have good pings from england, france and so on.
  • #4 Havoc485
    Hahahahahah this is nice to see
  • #5 kefka666333abc123
    LOL thats pretty funny I gotta say
  • #6 RedRocks
    Wow, I didn't realise some people still where stuck on adsl connections. I hope they will improve it for you. ;) Lucky I live in Sweden with 24mbit at home :) But I'll move inte a nearby town before this game is released and be waiting for it with 100mbit connection. Hell yeah!
  • #7 CapKosmaty
    Quote from "mockery" »

    So for all of you who are still using your 300-baud modems, clinging onto dreams of becoming an uber hacker like Matthew Broderick in WarGames, you might want to consider getting a broadband connection if you'd like to play Diablo 3 when it comes out.


    I don't get the logic? He just said that the bandwith isn't that much of a problem, but the latency? So why are you suggesting getting broadband again? I get it, a 300-baud modem would be a tragedy, but a 2mbit connection will surely be enough? The packet a game sends and receives are very small...
  • #8 RedRocks
    Quote from "necronergal" »
    lol. up here in northern minnesota.....we dont have the luxury of broadband. if you live in town your able to get dsl broadband its abuot 7.5 mbps connection, then you can get satalite, which is probably the next best thing to the dsl, after that. its the shitty dial-up. im so glad i dont have that anymore. :D


    Wow, lucky you'r not stuck with the dial-up :) I didn't know it still existed :P
    I hope they will improve the broadband for you ;) Lucky I live in Sweden with 24mbit at home :) But I'll move inte a nearby town before this game is released. I'll be waiting for it with 100mbit connection. Hell yeah!
  • #9 thecowking
    Are those your 'shop skills Mockery? I stopped by the site today and had a good laugh at that. Nice War Games reference too!
  • #10 weaknurse
    Blizzard has always been good at making their online games reasonably accessible even with slow connections, I am sure this will be no exception especially considering there won't be dozens and dozens of players in each game.
  • #11 XXLaw
    What wouldn't I give for a 20mbps internet...
    I only got 5 mbps where I live >.
  • #12 mordred
    Would my 24mbps connection be enough...Comon be serious!
  • #13 Havoc485
    is it just me or does the girls reflection in the computer screen look fully like a guy
  • #14 biff_exploder
    Quote from "XXLaw" »
    What wouldn't I give for a 20mbps internet...
    I only got 5 mbps where I live >.


    if everything goes to plan i'm going to change ISP and i'll get a new and faster fiber optics connection....
    hhhhmmmmmm just thinking of it makes me droooooooooool


    and that movie always freaked me out...
  • #15 Ralsu
    Quote from "CapKosmaty" »
    I don't get the logic? He just said that the bandwith isn't that much of a problem, but the latency? So why are you suggesting getting broadband again? I get it, a 300-baud modem would be a tragedy, but a 2mbit connection will surely be enough? The packet a game sends and receives are very small...

    You win the thread.

    His statement did not mean we're gonna need broadband for Diablo 3; it means the opposite--that dial-up connections should work just fine so long as they are stable.

    In a thread that has already devolved into a chance for each forum member to brag about his connection speed, I felt it important to highlight that fact again.
  • #16 CapKosmaty
    :D Thanks Ralsu; yeah, this thread is pretty much dead - those are the 'who has the longer penis' comparisons, just with bandwith. Well, I have 1mbit at home, and i can play diablo2 and WoW without problems. with a 56k modem diablo2 was a pain though, quite some lag.
    I mean, they really don't need 32 mbit to send some x/y positions, collision flags, and bitwords for items/skills... i'm no pro about network programming, just had some basic courses during my studies, but i'd imagine they would implement something like that.
  • #17 Irresolution
    Quote from "Zoltrix" »
    LOL War Games reference (making sure I am not the only one that catches that)


    Why would you be the only one to catch it?
    He actually writes the word Wargames.. pretty hard to miss!
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