So yesterday, while the rest of the family were away for the day, I decided to experiment. Iíve always been plugged into the router with a 9 or 10 ms ping. Instead, I stole the home plug from upstairs and plugged it in the same room, in the socket behind the sofa. The experiment consisted of three stages:
Stage 1 - homeplug behind the sofa
Stage 2 - homelplug behind the sofa with a cushion on top of it
Stage 3 - homeplug behind the sofa with two cushions on top of it
Stage 1 - dramatic reduction in the frequency of insta-death encounters
Stage 2 - BANG ON!!!
Stage 3 - noticeably increased judder in game
Note from the video that there are still aim assist issues and bullet sponges, but take my word for it, insta-death has been dramatically reduced.
Moral of the story - donít fall for the ďfast fibre connection for gamingĒ marketing. Itís only relevant on privately managed servers. Anything else is at the mercy of the gameís developers; or more pertinently perhaps, the publisher.
Edited by mrnelster (Wed 27-Dec-17 18:22:06)