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    View Poll Results: Pings for gaming - are they acceptable?

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    Gamers Poll

    This is a discussion on Gamers Poll within the Polls forums, part of the Website news category; Are you happy with your ping, whilst playing games on Sky Broadband?...

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      Gamers Poll

      Are you happy with your ping, whilst playing games on Sky Broadband?




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      Re: Gamers Poll

      Hopefully I can get them to low max delays and that will make some difference.

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      Re: Gamers Poll

      Quote Originally Posted by Hely View Post
      Hopefully I can get them to low max delays and that will make some difference.
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      Re: Gamers Poll

      Voted no even though my ping is around 35 to 45 this is due to the fact that other game players have pings above 100 and if I was one of these customers I would find it extremely annoying.
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      Yes vote from me.
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      Re: Gamers Poll

      To be honest, for me yes.
      Mine are nearly always low 30's, unless I open the wrong server, and that is acceptable.

      See I said, it's acceptable, not perfect, but then again I didn't sign up for a gamers package, and I'm not bothered about a ping of 30-40, if you can't play with that then you might want a bit more practice before going online - or you can join a TSU server and let me get some more kills...

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      Re: Gamers Poll

      mines about 50 and is ok in uk but not so good in europe

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      Re: Gamers Poll

      On average of 35-40, So acceptable in my books.

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      Re: Gamers Poll

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Are you happy with your ping, whilst playing games on Sky Broadband?
      I think that the question for the poll should have been "Could sky do more to improve your gaming experience?"

      The simple answer to that is yes.

      I think sky need to take note that the gaming industry is now worth more than the Movie and Music industry combined. They will get the message eventually but do they want the headache from whining 12 year olds saying their WoW ping "sucks?" I think not, therefore "we don't support gaming" is always going to be the policy.

      As a side note, If you can't play games with a < 80 ping, It's not your ping thats the problem. Get some more practice and stop using pings as an excuse.

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      Re: Gamers Poll

      More news here for gamers

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