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frutselfratseler #1 Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:08 AM

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Is anyone familiar with playing WOT with 6MBps?

I'm looking for a new internet provider, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some advise.

I checked out WOT's system requirements and they say that I only need 256kbps. That seems low, so 6MBps should do it.

Somebody I know told me that I will get lags if I choose for an internet connection of 6MBps, but he wasn't absolutely positive since he doesn't play WOT.

 

 

 

Thank you in advance


 


 


Edited by frutselfratseler, 13 July 2017 - 11:11 AM.


TheSpearman #2 Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:12 AM

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6mbps is more than enough, but pure bandwidth isn't everything. Latency and packet loss can interfere far more. Is this wired or wireless?

captainpigg #3 Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:15 AM

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That someone is an idiot, latency has nothing to do download speed. The only difference a higher speed line will give you is in downloading patches or if reinstalling the game. I used to to play on a 1mb landline and am now using a usb cellular modem, both are fine for the game.

 

ps Don't ask that someone for pc advice anymore.


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frutselfratseler #4 Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:23 AM

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View PostTheSpearman, on 13 July 2017 - 10:12 AM, said:

6mbps is more than enough, but pure bandwidth isn't everything. Latency and packet loss can interfere far more. Is this wired or wireless?

 

I haven't got it yet, but I have been informing about a Tele2 membership (nl) via a modem that has the ability to connect wired or wireless.

frutselfratseler #5 Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

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View Postcaptainpigg, on 13 July 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

That someone is an idiot, latency has nothing to do download speed. The only difference a higher speed line will give you is in downloading patches or if reinstalling the game. I used to to play on a 1mb landline and am now using a usb cellular modem, both are fine for the game.

 

ps Don't ask that someone for pc advice anymore.

 

They are my thoughts either.

I always thought that a game-map will be downloaded before the game starts.



RamRaid90 #6 Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:53 AM

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View Postfrutselfratseler, on 13 July 2017 - 10:51 AM, said:

 

They are my thoughts either.

I always thought that a game-map will be downloaded before the game starts.

 

Loading screens, and getting into the game faster will depend solely on the speed of your SSD or HDD.

 

Nothing to do with your download speed.



spuriousmonkey #7 Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:54 AM

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I played with 2MPS dedicated line.

 

It was totally fine.

 

Just not for downloading updates.



frutselfratseler #8 Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:01 PM

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So what could be the effect of a slow download speed for this game?

How_hard_can_it_be #9 Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:08 PM

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I have a Edited LTE 150GB and when I run out of my 150GB limit I end up with the lowest speed possible - 64 Kb/s. And I still get 50-80 ping. Online games are not demanding bandwidth-wise. 

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qpranger #10 Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:13 PM

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WOT indeed needs very little bandwidth, your priority should instead be ensuring that the ISP offers low lag/latency.

Dru_UK #11 Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:14 PM

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I play most of m WOT on crappy hotel wifi.

I do a speed checker before playing.

2m d/l and 1mu/l is the norm and its perfectly acceptable to play on.

Again its more to do with packet loss etc...

 



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View Postfrutselfratseler, on 13 July 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

So what could be the effect of a slow download speed for this game?

 

Just check if antivirus or one of 1000 little programs dont decide to update themselves or just browse some servers. That all uses bandwidth
You will never get max speed they promise, in reality its 1/2 or 2/3 what they promised.

so 2/3 * 6MBps is the max speed you will get. Now remember other software also loves internet.

And what do you mean with slow download speed? How slow?

 

I dont remember Tele2 as super good at internet speeds everywhere.


Edited by imendars, 13 July 2017 - 12:23 PM.


Hedgehog1963 #13 Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:30 PM

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I played for about 4 1/2 years with a 5MBs-1 service and my ping was up around 85-95 most of the time.  Perfectly good for tanks and ships.  

AvalancheZ257 #14 Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:48 PM

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6mbps is legendary... 

 

I started playing at 128 kbps. Got about 120ms ping (latency), which does affect gameplay. Now, at 4 mbps, I get 60ms, so go figure. 

 

Better download speed can reduce latency, but only to the point where your physical distance from the WoT server your connected to determines the minimum latency you can have. 



Yakito #15 Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:22 PM

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Mega bites (MB) or mega bits (Mb)? The difference is big. Dont get fooled by your internet service provider.

signal11th #16 Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:26 PM

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Download speed has nothing to do with latency, you can have a 1gig download speed but if you have high latency on the line/in game then it will still perform like crap. I would rather have a 10 meg line with great latency than a 100 meg line with crap latency

Baldrickk #17 Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:48 PM

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View PostAvalancheZ257, on 13 July 2017 - 12:48 PM, said:

6mbps is legendary... 

 

I started playing at 128 kbps. Got about 120ms ping (latency), which does affect gameplay. Now, at 4 mbps, I get 60ms, so go figure. 

 

Better download speed can reduce latency, but only to the point where your physical distance from the WoT server your connected to determines the minimum latency you can have. 

"Speed" is a misnomer when talking about network connections.

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Instead, just stick to Bandwidth and Latency

 

For downloading content, you want high bandwidth. 

Think of it like a road with many lanes of traffic, it will carry more vehicles than one with few lanes. 

 

For gaming, there is only a very small bandwidth requirement. Instead, you are more concerned about the latency.

This is more akin to the speed limit of the road. You can't put more cars on it at any one time, but they spend less time making the journey when they go faster.

 

The only time one impinges on the other is when the bandwidth isn't sufficient.

This is like putting too many cars on the road, it can't take them all and you end up with a traffic jam, and the whole thing slows down.

 

This is why you want to make sure your computer isn't, for example, downloading updates for other games in the background.






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