|reply to Doc Lithius |
Re: [Networking] Online Gaming on HughesNet
I was able to get into the Xbox Live Beta, and get a prerelease version of Happy Wars. If my current information is correct, it also goes "Free2Play" on the 12 of October to all Xbox Live Gold members. So basically, anyone with a Gold account can download it for free, and earn achievements, and will be supported by micro-transactions.
This game currently works and is playable, however the usual lag will set you behind other players. If you time your actions carefully, you can compensate to a degree. It also may take several attempts to get into a game, as currently people with regular connections are posting in various forums about random disconnections. I don't know if Hughes' current issues are causing my matchmaking issues, or if it's the Happy Wars server itself, or a combination of both.
After playing around a lot...
Gen4 Echostar HT1000 system:
Xbox Live only works for me with Web-Acceleration disabled on the modem - should be fixed soon. Minimal lag, advertisements love to eat my bandwidth up, had to block several servers the xbox connects to for pulling those adverts.
Classic Battle.net games such as Starcraft: Broodwar, Warcraft III, and Diablo 2: LOD all work great with 650-750 ping. Sat down with a friend and played with out stutters for once over battle.net though latency could be seen by me, it didn't lag the game up much at all.
Starcraft 2: Haven't tried just yet, can't get into my account due to a password issue... Stupid Battle.net 2.0.
You know, with the advent of Gen4 and such, maybe this topic should be renamed to "Online Gaming on HughesNet 7K/9K" or something similar. Gaming on a much more stable (and faster) connection is, of course, going to get much different results.