Australian LoL Players

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FlipStream

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07-17-2012

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Originally Posted by Inbred Taco View Post
Well, if you haven't noticed yet Australia is growing in numbers on the League of Legends NA Circuit. This is a good thing, us Aussies aren't allowed to compete in the tournaments because apparently, our fan base is too small. The same goes, to create a new server and headquarters, apparently we don't have many numbers. Well, we do and let me tell you, it sucks having to connect to a server halfway across the world to be able to play this game. We really need a server here, we sometimes suffer severe lag because of how far away the server is to connect to. The lowest ping we can actually get is around 175-190. And the average ping right now, is 250-300+ which is borderline un-playable.

Hear us out, we're not kidding. It's no fun, at all.

AUSTRALIAN'S EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA:
Originally posted by Bletzkarn on 20/12/2011

"I played LoL during my stay in Las Vegas and had time to experience 20 latency, as compared to my usual Australian Latency of 200-220ms.

Let me first state that there is no way that an Australian can experience a low latency without actually moving to another country, so many of them do not know any other game other than LoL at 200ms.

For my first game in America I chose to play Lee Sin and the difference was amazingly obvious. His Q flew out instantly, his E went off as soon as a pressed it. Before hand I just considered the delay his cast-time. How wrong I was.

This latency of course affects all spells and I noticed myself playing a lot better as all skillshots, stuns and escapes are a lot easier to use, as is last hitting. I feel like I've been playing at a massive disadvantage for over 2000 games and I only have just realised it.

Now that I'm back in Australia it's hard to play LoL without noticing all the situations in which I die, where I shouldn't. For instance your reaction time is naturally slowed down by 1/5th of a second. Flashing before the enemy stuns me isn't enough, I have to flash 220+ ms before him in order for the flash ensure my escape.

1/5th of a second sounds like nothing, alls I can say is it is, it really is. I have many other examples, all skillshot champions are far easier to play, and the game is far more responsive. (Attack orders, move orders etc). The game just feels very Sluggish, like playing a game with FPS lag, with its differences.

My biggest desire would for the Australian + New Zealand region to get its own server. LoL is a very popular game and hopefully the population is large enough to make this viable. Most Australians put up with it, out of ignorance I'd assume, however as far as ranked ladders go I'd say they're at an extreme disadvantage."


Originally posted by Illkryn
"I recently went to LA on a holiday, being an Australian, of course I took the opportunity to play League of Legends with a much better ping.

Usually I pull 200 ping at best, but while in LA I was getting as low as a 16 ping. The difference was insane, while I may not be a particularly skilled player when I went to America I was an 1100 elo player struggling to get out. The moment I turned on LoL in LA I went straight to ranked and to just have things so responsive and lag free. I quickly rose to a peak of 1414 elo in about 4 or 5 days of playing, this of course raised my confidence for when I was going home. Upon arriving home, I turned on LoL like usual and all I could do was lose and lose. Being back on a ping of 200 compared to just being on 16-18 was just disgusting, my elo has just steadily dropped since then. Just proving to me how much of a difference the ping makes to Australians."


NEW MESSAGE:
Yons said in LoLA chat that we (I forget if he said HE or WE) find out (I forget exactly, either/or) by or at the end of this month whether or not we get a server.

And apparently there will likely be a free champion and/or skin and/or boosts for anyone who transfers (99% sure he said free transfer) if it is made.

BIG EDIT: Well, I realised on this thread, that I don't have enough STRONG information. So I've decided to nail some of the pieces together and glue them into a process that will make this thread better and easier to value.

Pros:
Low Ping.
No peak time patches.
Same time zone for Oceania. (Around a few hours difference)
English language.
Local support within area.
Being able to play locally with friends, without any connection issues.

Cons:
Loss of friends from NA circuit.
Possible long queue time.
Ranked issues.

Considerations:
No average LoL player from Oceania, plays with celebrities. So needn't worry.
Possibly an Account Transfer System. Switch accounts from one server to another, no legitimate sources yet.
Money wasted, spent on skins and RP. Well, Riot if they go along with this, will SURELY make a transfer system. They will get more numbers to the servers, taking the other Aussie LoL players away from bad routed servers and putting them into an Oceanic one. The more money will be in profit, by new/previous players either new and ready to go for the game, and previous players who were tired of the severe spikes they recieved when playing.
It's a win so far. I suppose, this could work out if they and us ALL use the correct procedure.

JUST A THOUGHT:
300k players, (estimate) from NZ and Australia. This does NOT include the neighbouring vicinites/countries. The amount of players near Australasia could be anything. We have no statistics, Riot won't release any figures.
If there was an average amount of players each day, in the same time zone with a few hours difference here or there, we'd almost have the same amount of people playing at the same time every day, and without problems.
We have an Australia HoN server, why can't we have a League of Legends one?
We are economically stable, we can hold one. We have a great gaming community for League in Australia, and it can be brought up further with the use of an Oceanic server.


Come on Riot, hear us out. We want a reply, thanks for everything to the support and to the Riot Team for keeping this thread up still

EDIT: 100 Upvotes!!, Thank you guys! Much appreciated! Feels so good.

EDIT: 250+ Upvotes! Wow! Thanks so much guys, the support is tremendous! :3

EDIT: 300 Upvotes. Extrodinary!

EDIT: 400+ Upvotes. Thank you so much.

EDIT: 500 Upvotes. Half way to 1000. Let's do it.
I thank all of you, for your support throughout this entire thread. Love you guys heaps

EDIT: 600 Upvotes. Thanks for the support guys, GG!

EDIT: 900 Upvotes. WOO! 100 more, let's do it.

EDIT: 1000 Upvotes. YEAHHHHHHHH! We did it, 1000. Let's keep going friends.
P.S; I haven't forgotten about you Kiwi's, nice work fella's.
I haven't forgotten about any of you, thanks for the support guys.

DISCUSSION FROM PASTRYTIME/LOLA:
Editing for a good link to provide some information.
http://www.gamestah.com/on-demand/4/5771
Watch at 13 MINUTES onwards. That's where it mainly talks about the topic.


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Indica

Senior Member

07-17-2012

But we love you guys and your accents
Don't go!


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Sexplosive

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07-17-2012

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Originally Posted by Indica View Post
But we love you guys and your accents
Don't go!
I don't wanna go as well! But seriously man, we've never had >50 ping before. We don't know what it feels like. Do you get a tingle? A rush of blood? A smile? A bone? Uhh... never experienced good ping before.


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LolSpinal

Senior Member

07-17-2012

I don't mind the ping too much, but I really want to play gragas, and orriana, and alistar, and lux (not really), and lee sin and other characters -.-


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gkrit

Senior Member

07-17-2012

i average 200 ping.

wat i would do for 20 ping!!!!


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gkrit

Senior Member

07-17-2012

i would like ot be able to chase enemies without falling behind due to lag. stupid game keep recalculating pathing into stupid directions!!! so frustrating


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Gringo

Senior Member

07-17-2012

Our ping is like Mundo, it does what it pleases and doesn't please us.


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DENGY

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07-17-2012

Bump, sick of 180+ ping


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GaspingTruth

Senior Member

07-17-2012

Looks like it is end of june (well past end of June) and still haven't heard from Yons about whether we're getting a server.


Stop holdin out on us bro


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Gringo

Senior Member

07-17-2012

GaspingTruth? You live up to your name. Pretty dissapointed but, I'll have a chat to him.