Well that weekend was a resounding success of online gaming. Wireplay.co.uk was almost unloadable from a variety of ISP`s and completely unloadable from Wireplay Direct. The Tribes openplay servers were giving 900ms pings. The result of thousands of 0800 users d`loading pr0n and w4rez no doubt.
I was speaking to a few of these users and they said speed was fine. Aaah, but TCP packets used for normal net usage are error checked so lost packets are resent. UDP which is used for games are 1 shot "luck" packets. Packet gets lost, its not resent, players warp all over the place and you`re lagged to hell and back.
BoyCott 0800 numbers!! Save our gaming (and my sanity) http://www.wireplay.co.uk/ubb/smile.gif
The Skiing Tank.