Our mates at Gizmodo/Kotaku have written up the most hilarious story about the state of Australia’s NBN…
Essentially, they’re making a very good point about the fact that even in the promotional video spruiking how good the NBN is supposed to be, there’s a moment where an Ookla speed test captures the Ping rate at over 500 ms (In actual fact, almost 600 ms).
We chatted in Episode 31 with Anthony from PLE Computers, who made a good point for how important ping actually is when it comes to gaming (listen from 16 minutes on).
With all this in mind, we’re making a case to suggest that Australians could almost have a case for being the best gamers in the world.
IN THE WORLD!
Think about the amount of Aussie gamers with a shit ping. Compared to the rest of the world.
Pete’s told me that a ping of 20 ms is desirable in a localised Gaming Tournament. So let’s assume that in countries where the ‘net speed is considered good, they’re getting around 20 ms ping.
Who knows what the average ping is for Australian gamers, but sure as shit, it ain’t 20 ms.
Which means that, in any game where ping is crucial (COD anyone?), Aussies are constantly getting the raw end of the ping.
I remember in the very early days of playing GRAW on the XBOX 360, if anyone from Japan jumped into the lobby, we dropped out… simply because we couldn’t even come close to competing with them.
Our call is a big one, but we’ll conclude with a line from that Gizmodo story we mentioned before.
And to think people were impressed when that Aussie won a Quake tourney on 200+ ping..
Imagine that on nearly triple the lag. Would love to see how the regular Aussie gamer would fare in a fair fight.
Written by: @dantheinternut