Quote from Lt. Venom
It's ping you're worried about, not speed.
If you have a high quality connection, you could actually have a slower connection and still obliterate people who have a much faster connection with average quality connection. Quality is your ping rate, and your Jitter. Don't worry about the packet send and receive. I get packets returned about 50% of the time I do the test. Yet I still kick ass on BL:R. I have B+ connection by the way.
I replied to a thread in the official site. Another guy from South Africa has the same problem.
PS I want to post this in that thread but when I want to submit it gives a "Your post contains invalid or restricted HTML code". I can't figure out what part it is, I've removed a couple of things but nothing seems to work
Mmm well, I've done ping tests on pingtest(dot)net and my pings are extremely high (note this is from Joburg and I'm in Cape Town so 50ms? added):
First set of results:
- South of EU (Malta) - 331ms
- Middle of EU (UK) - 471ms
- North of EU (Germany) - 321ms
Second set of results:
- South of EU (Malta) - 285ms
- Middle of EU (UK) - 482ms
- North of EU (Germany) - 291ms
Third set of results:
- South of EU (Malta) - 315ms
- Middle of EU (UK) - 489ms
- North of EU (Germany) - 280ms
Weird that the North is basically the same as the South. Could it be that Germany just have better servers? I know that the UK is a bit to the left in comparison to the other, but that big a difference is abnormal.
I don't really know in what range a connection is considered stable (10ms-20ms?). I guess it might be our ISP. But it will be nice for a Blizz employee to comment on this, since they know, for one, where the EU servers are located and why this might be happening.
Also I've checked that in BF3, when I go to a server in:
- Germany - 236-237ms.
- UK - 228-230ms.
- Italy - 228-230ms.
And I've just played D3 in a pub game with constant 220ms ping (which is good)
Earlier today I played and the before mentioned ping problems were still occurring ..Man hope it's fixed now...but will post again if it happens again.