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7-14-2011 @ 7:49AM
Internet connection is something I assumed would effect my DPS, is that a fact or am I just a slow player.We have a very low internet speed, usually about half a meg, this must make a difference surely? On the other hand I know I am not the best hunter out there by far, I don't keybind or mouse move, but thats ok, I am not trying to be the best. Enjoyment of WoW comes before an intense drive to be the 'best of the best'...
7-14-2011 @ 6:21PM
It's a fact, because the server has no lag. If you have even half a second of lag, the server sees you spending half a second between casts (that is a reason most caster use quarts, and almost all raiders 'button spam' so they can get the spells off as soon as the server has registered that the previous spell has stopped). However, though quartz and button spamming do help, lag will still reduce your dps to a certain extent.
7-14-2011 @ 6:36PM
Latency, not speed, is the big one with internet connections. Latency is often referred to as your "ping", and it measures how much time it takes to talk to the server. Speed will also make a difference in some situations, but usually mostly by increasing your latency in congested situations.However, not keybinding your abilities and using your mouse to turn is likely costing you way more dps than your internet connection. Going from 150ms latency (pretty good) to 500ms latency (pretty bad) is only about 1/3 of a second delay in each ability, and your game client actually does some fudging to make that even less bad than it sounds. Having to move your mouse around and click on stuff can take way longer than that, except in a stand-still fight where you can pre-position your mouse and spam click abilities as they come off gcd. Anytime you have movement or multiple things to do at once you're shooting yourself in the foot.
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