Added ncping to launcher params.
Month: September 2014
All you need is (low) ping
With Ripforge recent update to their trimmed version of 4.6.2 (missing lots of content), the latest Aion client available to Europe brings “NC Ping” feature in the system options.
Many people think this will magically improve their connection to the awful servers GF are running in Germany, but here’s the truth:
“NC Ping” is nothing more than what “ARM Latency Fix” and “Leatrix” and similar apps have been doing for years: a simple modification in the Windows registry for some network settings, that’s all it does.
If you want to improve your ping, your best option is still Exitlag:
Stealforge updated EU Aion rip-off today, to what they call “4.6.2” (still missing 3.0 content), you can get the updated NA.pak for it from ARM:
Tools/System Tools/Install NA Data.pak
- Rewrote the entire filtering/sorting code, now you can sort by class without the app freezing, new filter code is 50-100x faster.
- Now you can also filter by class and mob while PVP filter is on.
- G15 display update: now you can see top 3 dpsers besides your own damage.
- Fixed bug with copy dmg/godstone
- Dps format fix for some cases where regional settings was bugged (swedish and some others)
Reduce your ping
Did you know, your dps and being fast in pvp depends -mostly- on your ping. People with 20-40ms have a extreme advantage over others with better gear but worse ping like 70-80 and higher. Have you noticed how average players (even clickers) who don’t even do anything but PVE still manage to do some decent dps? It’s all because of low ping.
If your ISP sucks like mine, there are some ways you can improve it a little:
1) Request your ISP to change your ADSL from “Interleaving” to “FastPath”.
This can in many cases go as far as halving your ping, or reduce it by 40-50 or more, but many ISPs don’t want to do it (like mine).
2) Change some Windows’ registry settings called TCPAckFrequency/TCPNoDelay/MSMQ.
You have probably heard of “Leatrix” and recently others like Nima or something like that.. all these apps do the same, they modify these registry settings in Windows. ARM does it as well, going even one step further than those with a setting they don’t change. In my case this reduced my ping from 300-350 to ~150
In ARM you can use this in the Help menu > Ping/Latency fix. You must run ARM as admin for this, and then click on “Fix all…” if it’s enabled.
3) Use a proxy service like Exitlag.
This is the option that will help the most. A big issue with your connection to the game servers is the routing, your data hops through servers at many different locations, which adds more and more delay on each jump. With Exitlag what you are doing is connecting to their servers instead, and from there on they relay your connection to the game server through different paths than your ISP would otherwise choose, and they greatly optimize the way your data is sent to them. Even if you have a low ping without it, due to Gameforge using very cheap servers and throttling connections from outside Germany, you might often have lag spikes and general stability issues.
My ping right now without BP, at around 9AM CET in the morning, just idle in Sanctum with almost no one around:
Can you see the difference?
1) lower ping
2) stable ping without spikes