said by Max Mouse:Short Answer
Doesn't playing online games will only cause you to fap in less than 40 minutes... Thats the reason why I ain't buying/downloading online games right now... >_>
: Not generally.Long Answer
: In almost no circumstance will an online game run your FAP over. Even Second Life
, which is very
download-intensive, runs a fairly low amount of bandwidth per hour. (In my experience, around 10-30 MB.) I actually happen to have a trio of stats handy for analysis.Scorched3D
(Online Mode): 0.03 MB/min (32.4 MB for 18 Hours)Ragnarok Online
: 0.05 MB/min (54.0 MB for 18 Hours)World of Warcraft
: 0.08 MB/min (86.4 MB for 18 Hours)
As you can see, it's not quite as intensive as you might think, but it can
add up if you're doing things like multi-boxing (MMO slang for "playing multiple accounts at one time") or things like that.
In addition to this, I have new data to add to the thread.
- Maple Story
) -- mihakken mentioned a few posts back that MapleStory
works on HughesNet just fine...and he wasn't kidding! I didn't play for a long while, but I played enough to get a feel for things. Attacking enemies and playing the game works perfectly! Picking up items, not as much. You can
grab items, but there'll be a second delay or so before you can grab your loot. You may want to invest in a pet to do this for you if you're worried about thieving vultures hovering over your laggy self.
) -- Works perfectly! The only major snag I've found is that you can't see where the other tanks are aiming as
they're aiming, but since it's all turn-based, that's pretty irrelivant to begin with.
) -- How I missed this one earlier, I don't know, but this game works perfectly online! Perhaps even better than GunBound
! Even in Simultaneous Mode (everyone fires at once), there's no hang-ups and no noticible issues.
And just so you don't think it's all
good news... XD
(Works, But Not Recommended
) -- Oh, you can play just fine. I played a few rounds on a random server just recently, in fact. But with a ping of over 1,000, you're gonna end up smashing into walls at a record breaking
pace! Still, it makes for an interesting show sometimes.Big update regarding PlanetSide!!!
Okay. I know that someone out there mentioned PlanetSide
, a first-person shooter
by Sony Computer Entertainment, worked well with HughesNet. Well, after trying it for a couple of hours, I am extremely happy to report that it does indeed work on HughesNet just fine! Which is a big, but pleasant surprise fo anyone out there who wanted to come back into PlanetSide
since migrating to HughesNet. As usual, there's a good second of lag between when you shoot someone and when they take damage, but the important thing here is that they take damage
! No one warps around, no one skips or disappears... You can see enemies and enemies can see you
! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely no noticable down side to playing PlanetSide
on HughesNet despite the fact it's a first-person shooter! How cool is that? Sure, it may not be Counter-Strike
or Team Fortress 2
, but it's something
ISP: HughesNet Satellite Internet
Modem Model: HN9000
Service Plan: ProPlus (525MB/day, 1.6 Mbps Down 250 Kbps Up)