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Grandorr
Gallente
REDLEGION
Posted - 2005.11.21 07:46:00 - [1]
 

Hello, i currently am running 3 phonelines, 1 for the telephone, and 2 for the 2 machines in my house. I was looking at this since its cheaper for me per month going with the satellite and going back to one phone line. But I would like to know if I will see a improvement, or a worse off overall experience. I just play EVE online, and other MMORPG's.

I also do not have ANY access to cable, DSL, ISDN, wireless, anything. I live too far from any form of land based internet. I only have dialup and satellite.

I do own a satellite dish for TV and i only lose reception in the worst of weather, which i dont mind.


I just need to know if the game is playable. If you have first hand experience with satellite internet and eve, I would like your feedback on the performance of it.

Thanks

BBQ
Gallente
Federal Defence Union
Posted - 2005.11.21 11:20:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: BBQ on 21/11/2005 11:22:39
Sat will give you a delay of around 2-3 seconds for each action. If you want to see the delay just watch a channel thats on both sat and terestrial on the terestrial ariel (from a normal ground ariel) and the switch to the sat channel, the delay you see is the time it takes for the signal to go upto the sat and back down.

This delay is not good for ANY mmorpg as it means you will always be 2-3 seconds behind the action.

Sorry but I think you will have to put up with dialup to play.

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.11.21 11:25:00 - [3]
 

Dialup would most likely be better for EVE, as EVE does not require lots of bandwidth.

Irrilian
EVE University
Ivy League
Posted - 2005.11.22 11:12:00 - [4]
 

I can speak from personal experience to say that Eve certainly is playable over satellite. As Dark Shikari points out, apart from logging in, Eveís bandwidth requirements are rather minimal, so if your phone lines are good , telco and ISP packages favourable, Id recommend trying dialup first.

The only difficulties Ive had are trying to scramble pods in pvp, the latency is just too high for such. Id be a bit wary of flying something that requires good timing and is fairly fragile eg an interceptor, but beyond that I have no complaints. No problems at all with the PvE Iíve encountered so far.

Obviously its far from ideal and you will be at a disadvantage to those on better connections, but the game is quite playable.

Andrue
Amarr
Posted - 2005.11.22 19:41:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: BBQ
Edited by: BBQ on 21/11/2005 11:22:39
Sat will give you a delay of around 2-3 seconds for each action. If you want to see the delay just watch a channel thats on both sat and terestrial on the terestrial ariel (from a normal ground ariel) and the switch to the sat channel, the delay you see is the time it takes for the signal to go upto the sat and back down.

This delay is not good for ANY mmorpg as it means you will always be 2-3 seconds behind the action.

Sorry but I think you will have to put up with dialup to play.

2 to 3 seconds sounds a lot although I've never actually used a satellite system. I would have thought one to two seconds at most, possibly as low as half a second.


 

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