I am a Demigod addict. Love the game. Love playing online. I live in rural Ohio, at the end of a DSL line. I have a low ping for single connections, and I can handle 3v3 games without any problem. However, when I first am connecting to other players, I may show a ping of over 1000. When connected to all players, most pings settle between 80 and 125. As long as i'm still connecting to 1 player, i may show high pings to several players.
Most of the time, the host will allow the pings to settle. Occasionally, I'll get a comment like 'Mikhail must be from outer space' and get summarily kicked. Even Frogboy did this to me the other night, and we've played in a few good games. I just wanted to forward this in case i'm not the only player with this connection setup. Let all players connect to each other before kicking a player for high ping. Better yet, politely ask the high pinger to leave, if pings have finalized.