Anyone tried playing ARK: Survival Evolved over Satellite?

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I'm just curious how bad the lag will affect playing online. I'm currently downloading. It will probably take all weekend for me to download on PC. And yes I'm already over my data until the 24th.




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You can run around fine. Lag becomes apparent when being attacked by a dinosaur for instance.
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Ok, thank you.
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Over priority won't hurt as much as the high latency.

Could you add a wireless router as a secondary internet source and play that way?
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Yep, I have LTE as an option. Its hard capped to 2g after I hit the data cap so I try to run everything on Satellite that I can since its soft capped after 75 gigs. Typically speeds are still higher on Satellite even after priority is used up than cellular. Based on what everyone is telling me LTE is the way to go. 
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Yea. That should work. Again, it is latency not soeed.

And a 2G plan? You must have had this plan for 10+ years. There are a lot of good wireless plans that offer more data and not that expensive. You should look into it.
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I'm in a deadzone. I've got US Cellular for my fixed wireless. $100 for 85 gigs then drops to 2g. Currently the router is 1 foot away from the booster to get full signal. If I move it a couple feet further away the signal will drop to a bar. 
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I'm just curious how bad the lag will affect playing online.
In a word... BADLY.  Real time online action games are badly affected by the latency, making them at least very frustrating to play, and at most unplayable.   
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Lol. I’ve played FPS games on Viasat. Depends on the lag comp mechanism built into each game, but some are playable and others are horrid.

You can adapt somewhat, but it’s never really fun to play with lag.
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I'll just use Viasat to download the updates for the game and use LTE for gameplay. Sounds like I'd die a lot on the game due to lag. 
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I hsve used LTE for online gaming and it works fine.
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Corey Anderson

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My next problem is my video card but that's a different issue. 
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It is all in the video card, that is for sure.