One of the cooler benefits of my new job is that not only does our office sit on one of the fastest internet nodes on the west coast, my funky new laptop comes with a selection of 5 VPN access points – 3 in the US, 1 in Seoul Korea, and the last one in France. And it’s ok to use these for ‘recreational use’ within reason.
Travel is part of the job, hence the varied access.
So for fun, I decided to try STO from the office fiber connection, a VPN from Boston and Los Angeles, from France and just out of curiosity – from Seoul South Korea.
Office connection tested out at 100MB down (topped out), with an upload speed of 36.4MB. Pretty much a commercial connection. The game stuttered, rubberbanded and lagged just like at home.
So I VPN’d to our Boston hub. While not as bad at home, the lag made playing the STF’s near impossible. Tried LA next. Same lagging and rubber banding.
Could not establish a stable VPN connection in Seoul, but oddly enough from France I got in 2 STF’s with minor lagging. After disconnecting 3x, I gave up and decided to play from home.
It’s Thursday night and everyone is complaining about the lag in 10K DPS. I’m just wondering what city I have to move to get a good connection to Star Trek Online.