for some time I meet more lagging players than ever before. I also tested my connection and so on to make sure it's not an issue on my side.
I also asked the lagging players from where they are playing and most were playing from countries far away from the EU.
So I think it is related to the IP bans that were lifted not that long ago.
However players with a really high ping has advantages (which are issues for players from the EU) we all know about. So I made a list of ideas how this issue could be mitigated (whithout having to reintroduce IP bans):
- Set a ping limit: there are people who sometimes have delays bigger than 2 seconds. Even if you're living far away this is proably not possible if you have a decent internet connection. We need a limit here and everyone who exceeds it needs to be kicked from the server with a message "Your internet is too slow". This limit could be set so something around 500 ms I think
- Change range for swords: the effect everyone sees is that lagging players have a higher range. So I guess this can be changed by decreasing the range based on the internet speed (or slowness). E.g. like normal range up to 100 ms and for 200% * 100 ms the range * 1/2 and for 300% * 100 ms the range is 1/3 and so on.
- Change pattern for guns: making the spray more random for lagging players is not the best solution I think but maybe someone has a better idea.
If someone has better ideas please let me know