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Old Jan 21, 2011, 01:36 PM // 13:36   #1
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Default Poor ping to GW servers compared to other US servers

I don't know why, but I always get pings of 350 - 500ms to GW servers. This is extremely poor when my average latency to most other US servers from other games is only about 220 - 250ms. These servers include gaming servers, League of Legends servers, Steam servers, websites such as Google. Yet I've hardly ever get pings lower than 300ms to GW servers, and even if I do, it doesn't last very long.

Occasionally my ping to GW servers will spike up to about 600 - 700ms. Heck, for about 3 weeks during Wintersday, my ping was averaging 1000 - 2000ms. It was pretty much unplayable during that whole period.

Does anyone know why this is so? I'm afraid it'll continue like this even to GW2.
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 03:09 PM // 15:09   #2
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You rant about ping and yet don't give us a description on where you're located.... Ok.

It's probably an ISP problem/poor service in your area. You're probably not even using a DSL connection, or even just using a baaaad wireless router.

From what I hear from American friends, the servers are completely fine for them. Hell, it's been the euro servers that have been acting up in the past 3 months or so.
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 09:33 PM // 21:33   #3
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I play on a dial-up connection (no high-speed access in this area of New Hampshire) and my ping is very rarely over 300ms, so my guess is that the problem is on your end.
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Old Jan 22, 2011, 03:52 PM // 15:52   #4
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*sigh*, it's the old "I have a bad ping to [insert game] but everything else works". The internet is not a straight line, it's more like a ..... web. There are different paths to get to different places. Odds are, the path you take to get to GW goes through a slow-ish router somewhere along the line. That may change if/when the router is repaired/replaced.

You could do a ping trace to find out where the ping is getting high.
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