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way2lazy 12-13-2011 01:19 PM

Ping Test in PVP.Net Client
 
I just played a game at work, which is usually 30ms ping and far far more reliable than my home connection. Today it was between 600-800.

I am aware that a lot of people live in great places with reliable ping to the west coast, but I am very susceptible to latency fluctuation as I live in Nova Scotia.

Having a simple ping test on the PVP.net client would have a quick and reliable way for me to know whether it's worth playing a game of LoL or not before actually committing myself to a game. Considering how important a positive competitive environment is to Riot, it's a relatively simple feature that would prevent leaves or general poor performance that ends up ruining the game for everyone.

I'm aware there are latency tests available online, but you could run ping tests off a $200 dell desktop sitting in the corner of the office and give all your players a dedicated and accurate indication of the ping they'd expect to get from your servers.

Maybe attach it to the "Play" button so if you have a ping of > 200 (arbitrary large ping) it pops up a warning saying, "DANGER: You have a stupid amount of ping and will not enjoy this game. At the very least you should pick a champion not dependent on being agile." That way it's not super spammable.

Anything warning me of my impending doom would be great :(

way2lazy 01-04-2012 03:55 PM

bump :(

Drakinite 01-06-2012 01:51 PM

Great idea, I would love to see this implemented. Nothing is worse than starting a game, then realizing you will have to disconnect and reconnect, risking a ban because your lagging too badly to benefit your team. Also maybe on the champion selection screen you would be able to see YOURS and your TEAMMATES ping, so that if someone else has a bad connection you dont have to suffer through a 4v5 loss because of it.

Drakinite 01-07-2012 07:24 PM

Bump this all day, fabulous idea

maso 01-08-2012 06:41 PM

Good idea

Drakinite 01-12-2012 07:34 AM

Bump

Drakinite 01-16-2012 08:38 PM

Bump, for an amazing idea

SacredTrickster 02-02-2012 03:25 PM

yeah nice

Fleshpenant 02-02-2012 04:35 PM

i just make a custom game to check it.
do that

Bondye 02-03-2012 02:53 AM

or speedtest.net to check your ping to the west coast. before you even log in.


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