I'm a New Zealand based player, who mostly plays games with Australian based players. Up untill patch 1.19 I've never really had any issues playing with any of the australian players, (pings have always been anywhere from 80-180) However since patch 1.19 it seems my ping is now 500+ to these same people
At first i thought it was just my connection, but after some testing, I can still connect to US based players with the same ping range i used to (250-350).
Things i've tried
-using open dns
- restarting my router
- setting up a pentium 4 pc installing a linux firewall / routing os, connected to the net via a dynalink rta 1320 modem (to rule out a problem with my linksys wag 54g router)
- ringing up my isp (orcon) to ensure they haven't started throttling p2p bandwidth
- actually prove isp isn't throttling, a friend of mine put up a torrent in Aus (sydney) and i was downloading that at over 300kbs (i'm going to assume i was limited by his upload) i then put up a torrent and he downloaded from me at 180kbs.
These results to me show that my connection should be more than ample for a round of demigod
I'm fairly stumped as to what else could cause this, and i'm starting to think this isn't just simply an issue with me.
Players i now have ping issues with
Mixmagic, and Darkwo1f
I've also seen another NZ based player herbse1 have the same ping issues to antixx
I'd like to note, that these are direct connections, it's not a proxy issue.
If anyone has a solution or suggestion i'm more than happy to try something.