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2 New Server Locations + Network Performance Display Bug Fix Incoming

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  • So far so good from Cali. I used to get 12-13
    ...now I’m getting 10.

    Remember the performance display is broken and the numbers we see are not correct or at least that’s what the update notes state at the top of the thread! lol but I played about 16 games yesterday and noticed consistency throughout and all games were smooth and crisp so Day 1 was smooth for me and made me smile! I am smack dab in middle of Canada 🇨🇦 and connecting to east sometimes gave me muddy ice! Didn’t see any mud on the ice yesterday!

    The only mud I see on the ice from time to time is generally from a 5' 7" Dangler that I completely plastered into the boards :trollface::tongue:

    That's not mud.... Hopefully they were wearing their brown pants.
  • So far so good from Cali. I used to get 12-13
    ...now I’m getting 10.

    Remember the performance display is broken and the numbers we see are not correct or at least that’s what the update notes state at the top of the thread! lol but I played about 16 games yesterday and noticed consistency throughout and all games were smooth and crisp so Day 1 was smooth for me and made me smile! I am smack dab in middle of Canada 🇨🇦 and connecting to east sometimes gave me muddy ice! Didn’t see any mud on the ice yesterday!

    The only mud I see on the ice from time to time is generally from a 5' 7" Dangler that I completely plastered into the boards :trollface::tongue:

    That's not mud.... Hopefully they were wearing their brown pants.

    Hehehe. Brown pants are a must lol.
  • Thank you EA for dedicated servers. My ping is now constantly at 18ms, feels smooth and plays much better. Located in Central Europe.

    I could hold up with most players with the lone server located in Ireland, seems that produced the most equal connection for most european players. Now with the additional server in Scandinavia, it looks to me Scandivian players have a clear advantage over all other European players, as they're literally sitting on the new server with almost no ping.

    Before adding the additional server, a player with 99 speed was clearly faster than a player with, say, 86 speed. Now it looks to me as if those 86er are even faster than my 99ers - when playing against Scandinavians.

    Will Central Europe also get an own dedicated server, or should this issue remain an advantage for all the Scandinavians? If th latter was the case, then I'm finished with EA. I want competitive games, not games where I'm at a big disadvantage by default.
  • My experience in Europe has been wonderful. I can clearly see if I'm on the UK server (9ms ping) or the EU server (25-35ms ping) but all of the games have been smooth, fast (too fast for my semi-arthritic thumbs to be honest) and no issues with lag at all.

    Well done EA.
  • Jesus, this only took what, 5 years?
  • Still yet to see a game played on the central servers. I wish there was a way to set that as my preferred server when playing 6s
  • Snapcaster1
    240 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    Still yet to see a game played on the central servers. I wish there was a way to set that as my preferred server when playing 6s

    The DEV just made a post on How matchmaking works! It’s like top of the threads titled “New Central Server” or something. Cleared up any confusion I had on how the system works! Might be helpful
  • I have to say I don't think the new server has done much good - I am located in Finland. Today had some club games which were good, but then had had some which were bad. Like I had a handbrake on, just poor response with skating.

    It's a small sample, but that's about the same experience we've had all season. It didn't even help that in one game the other team was Finnish too. It was really laggy. So either we were connected on the wrong server, or the new server doesn't make one bit difference? We'll see.
  • repetius
    30 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    Connection is better, but it is still inconsistent even with flat line ping. EASHL has been really good, but in HUT connection does always not how to say "feel stable/solid". Some games are really good but some feel somehow off, like out of sync or something... And ping is always between 11-13ms, , which i guess is actually 22-26ms.
  • Sgt_Kelso
    1288 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    I guess the ping is still incorrect, but not all the time? Because I get 15 ms in some games, and in others 30 ms (which is around my normal range historically). But the no matter what the ping shows, the actual game lag varies from bad to good, even when the ping is exactly the same.

    There seems to be no logic to it, but I think that is because it only tells me my own ping? There are so many other variables affecting lag, like the other players' ping etc.

    This might also be why it's hard to say if the new server makes any difference to my own game quality.
  • GiveMeDaPuck
    293 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    nothing has really changed, this is the biggest false advertisement ever. draw a line down a map EA and I'm sure you'll find that Ohio is in the EASTERN side of it. Minnesota would move the needle as central, this is a joke.

    west coasters still getting the shaft
  • nothing has really changed, this is the biggest false advertisement ever. draw a line down a map EA and I'm sure you'll find that Ohio is in the EASTERN side of it. Minnesota would move the needle as central, this is a joke.

    west coasters still getting the shaft

    Its still better than the east, even if marginally. It also reduces server loads which is always better for everybody.
  • nothing has really changed, this is the biggest false advertisement ever. draw a line down a map EA and I'm sure you'll find that Ohio is in the EASTERN side of it. Minnesota would move the needle as central, this is a joke.

    west coasters still getting the shaft

    and you guys dont have to stay up until midnight to watch sporting events so this is payback.
  • nothing has really changed, this is the biggest false advertisement ever. draw a line down a map EA and I'm sure you'll find that Ohio is in the EASTERN side of it. Minnesota would move the needle as central, this is a joke.

    west coasters still getting the shaft

    I disagree 2 days (20+games) now and I haven’t felt a a delayed game.Every game has felt the same I’m Winnipeg! Dead central! Play with both west and east players on the line! Haven’t felt the mud for two days now. My pings are all over the place game to game tho. I’m actually seeing higher pings into the 35 40s some games but no change in feel so it tells me the display is for sure bugged. 40ms it should feel muddy but it doesn’t! Something is definitely improved connection wise!
  • No thanks, NO!!! New dedicated server in central Europe? Really? 39+ ms. Again I can't really play that game, and thousands thousands other players from Russia.
  • GiveMeDaPuck
    293 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    nothing has really changed, this is the biggest false advertisement ever. draw a line down a map EA and I'm sure you'll find that Ohio is in the EASTERN side of it. Minnesota would move the needle as central, this is a joke.

    west coasters still getting the shaft

    I disagree 2 days (20+games) now and I haven’t felt a a delayed game.Every game has felt the same I’m Winnipeg! Dead central! Play with both west and east players on the line! Haven’t felt the mud for two days now. My pings are all over the place game to game tho. I’m actually seeing higher pings into the 35 40s some games but no change in feel so it tells me the display is for sure bugged. 40ms it should feel muddy but it doesn’t! Something is definitely improved connection wise!

    cool, glad its working for you. being from Winnipeg, I'd venture that you didnt lag much in the past either (the guys I've played with from there never have issues). try moving to the west coast and see if you notice a difference. I promise you, it's as inconsistent as its ever been for us

    also, you cant disagree with my post you quoted. it's a fact. Ohio is on the eastern half of north America. the new server is an eastern server not a central one
  • nothing has really changed, this is the biggest false advertisement ever. draw a line down a map EA and I'm sure you'll find that Ohio is in the EASTERN side of it. Minnesota would move the needle as central, this is a joke.

    west coasters still getting the shaft

    I disagree 2 days (20+games) now and I haven’t felt a a delayed game.Every game has felt the same I’m Winnipeg! Dead central! Play with both west and east players on the line! Haven’t felt the mud for two days now. My pings are all over the place game to game tho. I’m actually seeing higher pings into the 35 40s some games but no change in feel so it tells me the display is for sure bugged. 40ms it should feel muddy but it doesn’t! Something is definitely improved connection wise!

    cool, glad its working for you. being from Winnipeg, I'd venture that you didnt lag much in the past either (the guys I've played with from there never have issues). try moving to the west coast and see if you notice a difference. I promise you, it's as inconsistent as its ever been for us

    also, you cant disagree with my post you quoted. it's a fact. Ohio is on the eastern half of north America. the new server is an eastern server not a central one

    Sorry to hear it’s not working for you guys out west. I am seeing some poor games today not as consistent as last two days so I get ya!
  • RSall14
    572 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    The addition of the new servers have taken the load off the others. Now when I play games on the East servers in EASHL my player doesn't feel as delayed, it's a lot more smooth.
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  • GOW_LIKE_A_BOSS
    536 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    I live in Texas and haven't noticed a difference. I just wish the Central server was a bit more... Central.

    Maybe we need a Southern server?
  • Something seems wrong today many of us 160 pings and laggy like every game so hmmmmm?
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