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  1. Yes it finally released for ps4 players too! Though im sure were not likely to see a merging of servers of any kind sadly. Yea im sure it is buggy, it took a minute for them to work out kinks on xbox one, but now its fairly bug free for the most part. Yeah you can choose your server, so it doesnt really show you the ability to ping any of them. no matter if you boot the game, or if you click a server, no indictation of a server pops up on the map, unless i missed something. Im not sure if all these servers are located in the same place? Even if they are, it would be cool to know what your ping is while playing, since the game doesnt offer an in game ping like im sure pc has. That way when im playing i can know if when i start to lag if its the connection or frame rates, at this point its only guessing. im sure you could get really nifty and find a way to capture that connection info with a sniffing tool, but I didnt want to go through all that effort :))
  2. yeah somewhat. Is there never going to be support for Black Desert Online? Its not that i really need a "geo filter", but it would be lovely to see what my ping is when ive connected to a server. I dont think it shows what it is while connected or even booting the game up. Not sure why, most others do though.
  3. honestly its probably hardware, regardless of the age. DumaOS just seems like more than the R1 can handle tbh.
  4. I have been locked on black desert online, I’m enjoying it and all it’s crappy moments, but I at least know the game is about working for what you deserve versus just a simple “connection advantage “. Though I will say, I think my R1 is starting to crap out and I don’t know if another Netduma is in my future....that edge router seems quite enticing 🤷🏻‍♂️ And for a fraction of the cost. Guess we will see though. It’s that or maybe the xr 500? Idk yet
  5. Actually I looked into business and potentially gigabit cable, but speed means nothing when neither is better than the other. I don’t have enough devices to warrant higher than my plan, and I was told that due to net neutrality agreements that ISPs don’t offer any benefit from residential to business, just more priority in terms of issues arising, static IPs etc. now if I was to run fiber straight to my house from the Maine office, that may yield an edge. Sadly the USA is so behind in fiber technology it’s kinda pathetic. Yet other places have tons of fiber and even multi gigabit speeds 🙁
  6. Well, I’ll check it out next time I boot the game up. Thing is they have different servers too. So they might call one type of world balenos and have balenos 1-2-3 and you can chat amongst all of those balenos servers via normal chat, but then if you want to cross over into posting to the whole “world” then you have to shout to the world with a specific item lol (you can get it free just from daily loyalty log in points or buy them). Essentially each “server” be it one two or three are all dynamically different. So a field boss could spawn on balenos 1 and not 2. But then there’s World bosses which cross among them all.
  7. I barely do either lol, I have one character specifically dedicated of AFK work to make money. I dont see servers upon booting up the game however. It would be nice to see what the servers ping is while actively playing it, since they dont offer in game ping on console version sadly. I assume their cluster of servers are all located in the same area as they don't really change, much like most pc style games
  8. very grindy asian mmo haha, i like it tbh. Theres something about it thats kept me hooked to it. Its very similar to ESO though, all open world.
  9. Would like to see some server information be added to cloud, that way I can figure out what ones are closer and the least laggy, of course these are all dedicated but at least I can know what ones to avoid and real time data
  10. bbursley

    new router

    I have the spectrum 100mb/s download and 10 upload. Its not speed that matters as has always been said many times on these forums. QOS matter, line quality matters etc. If they redid the lines then theres obviously something wrong, that or they are just being overly generous and trying to please you as a customer. Some places are willing to go the extra mile and others wont. I see similar graphs to what you are showing and yet I still get decent games, not perfect though. My pings do not look as bad as that though. Whats the max speeds they offer you? I know I can get the gigabit over coax, but that seems wasteful, as it is my line is provisioned for extra and it never goes under that with QOS off. Also pinging locally may be much worse than pinging something somewhere else, since the route can be really crap, usually its not great unless its fiber. I will say though even my local ping is pretty damn good, depending on where I decide to ping to. Sometimes its actually worth having DSL over cable, if the lines are crap or you are getting over saturated on your cable loop then you're in trouble. The modem I have from them is like a Ubee one and it has ports for an ethernet cable to go to the modem and a phone line port for a basic phone service. Its basically just modulating different signals (thought I dont use home phone, come on its 2019 lol). Never play wired though, also do you have any coax ports uncapped? sometimes signal leaks occur and cause noise im pretty sure since now that the signal is degraded noise can overtake it. Im sure it doesn't have to be to much to start affecting the quality of the signal. I don't think spectrum uses the modems with that chipset...unless this varies by area, but what they should have as a standard now is like the one I described.
  11. Interesting, I mean I don’t have a lot of traffic per say. But I do feel like the 500 has the best price/power/feature ratio. It would seem that BB would stay at a minimum over the inferior cpu’s of the lower tiers. I don’t get why there’s a massive price increase just for theoretical “faster WiFi” but if the are functionally the same device aside from that and looks then I don’t see the point in paying more. I’m sure the 300 isn’t bad, and is a step up from the R1. Also I’ve seen many of them used on eBay, not sure if that’s a safe route though since you never know what you are buying at that point, there’s also refurbished ones via places like Newegg. But I’m not sure if those are worth dipping into either.
  12. yeah idk how wifi would actually help either. Ive never noticed a major difference, at least a positive one that is. I just think people need to move on beyond this game already, its really not that fun anyhow, its so underwhelming versus other cods.
  13. I don't think wifi will ever be better in terms of: reliability, speed, quality, or any of that. Its likely that you're benefiting from the increased latency from using wireless over wired. In fact I am almost certain wireless packets are different in the sense of how they behave with a router than a LAN packet, since the router needs confirmation the packet was actually received (I think thats usually a tcp aspect). I played some bo4 wired the other day and actually did fine, I did not have really any laggy deaths that were BS. As many have noted, the netcode is to blame for all the issues, as it always is for any cod game. What works for one person wont for another, this is all dependent on YOUR individual connection, the players in the lobby, the quality of the host/server etc. Its kinda why I hoped they would add in the ability for the DumaOS to check all server ping/jitter that it show upon game launch.
  14. thoughts on these? If I were to upgrade from the R1 which is really a smart choice? Im leaning more between the xr300 and 500. Since they are really just as powerful of routers from what I can tell as far as processing power goes. Sure wifi might be "faster" but honestly thats something nobody will ever notice without gigabit speeds anyways. Im kinda worried the 300 wont have enough juice for the really intensive future of the DumaOS, since as I have seen with the R1 it tends to max the CPU a bit from time to time, adding anything more demanding is surely a lost cause for it. But the XR500 seems like its got the best of all worlds. Speedy CPU, Good wifi, etc. DO these routers also offer DMZ? If so how does that work with the GEO and other features? I know I only have a 100/10 line, but for a router to have that extra Oomph matters it would seem. Also If anyone can speak for modems, If I do not have a Puma chipset is there any need to buy any other kind? This one I have now is a Ubee from spectrum, and I cant say that its not performing as it should since it seems to be, I think Im just lagging behind in router power, and tbh I am kinda over the R1's weak wifi. I know that is due mostly to other router interference though. The R1 was a blessing for my old DSL, but nowadays I think its slightly trailing behind. Id still recommend it to most people since it does work well, but id rather be futureproofed at this point since I want to move after graduating and live that fiber life someday :P.
  15. So if something like a traceroute was not feasible then what about just a standard multiple ping test to all hosts/servers upon startup and also while searching for matches. I mean we are doing this with geofilter yes and no because every game does not really use the same servers or player hosts or whatever else, also us players may be skipping out on really good servers that are actually near us that we might not be using based on the fact we dont know the connection is good. OR perhaps on bootup of games when all the servers show we could get some sort of ping number indicated. But with the first idea i mentioned we would be able to test all servers and pings/jitter etc. I mean if they are showing up then im sure they can be pinged in the process. Like If I had a server in new york that might be a better or worse ping and better or worse jitter over idk another server somewhere else somewhat near by. I wouldnt know if I only set my geo in one spot only, that server nearer or further may have a better route and as such maybe will reflect a lower ping/jitter. The misconception is that closer is better, this is absolutely wrong. Your route SOLELY determines everything, and thats based on your connection and ISP. I mean I could have cable with a an amazing route or fiber with a crap route and vice versa. We make to many assumptions based on, "oh this is fiber, is has to be better". NOPE, thats wrong, my friend in chicago has comcast cable and my experience using it was trash, for him, its practically like having fiber, when he plays in bo3 he will have his streaks in no time, same with fortnite, he just does well because despite what we regard as a lesser connection than fiber, it operates nearly as good because of the infrastructure near him. SO, I might assume that maybe because that new york server is close to me its better right? But thats not always the case, In fact ive found that the best server I have ever played on was in virginia or somewhere around there. But that doesnt mean there isnt another server Im ignoring because i am not aware that it might be good too. Idk I think there could be way more customization and profiling in the geo section, not every person will have that same experience with the same setting and we need to somehow find a way to break away from that. Its just so misleading the way netduma advertises the router as closer is best. But when we have that mentality were potentially closing off some of the best games we could ever have. Id also like to see more in depth information regarding that matter, like as i said route can be the master of the game and no location, so we could have some statistics laid out where if your connection behaves like "this" then try "this" or maybe perhaps the netduma can examine that on its own somehow and then find the best connection. Sure, some of this stuff might be slower, and if people are willing to have patience and let it find the best connection then they deserve it, otherwise it can just be some feature people do not enable by default. But I mean, I do like where youre going with the idea of adjusting with the games connection, or whatever it was, something along those lines. Its those things that are really going to push the envelope of better connection gaming. I think there is just a massive amount of experimentation that will have to be done to really make these things come together.
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