I hate Viasat. I'm a gamer and had no clue that Viasat didn't support online platforms.

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I hate Viasat. I'm a gamer and had no clue that Viasat didn't support online platforms. They do me no good. I have to cancel after 2 weeks of service.
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Bob Lance

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Hfcomms

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It's called due diligence.  If you would of spent some time on this forum and others like [before you signed up and asked some questions] it you would of found out that due to high latency [satellite 24K miles away in space] that your ping times would be too great to support most of the fast shooter type games.  Nothing Viasat can do about simple physics. 
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Back in my day, latency was discussed even when we played EverQuest on dial-up connections. Is latency something that most gamers don’t talk about anymore?
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Yep. We are well aware. But give us a moment to relive the glory days of Infocom when you had to think to complete a game, not just point and shoot. They even had a game that featured Steven back in the day!

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I used to play Team Fortress on dialup.  It's actually the only online game I've ever played.  Eek.  I'm showing my age.  :) 
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I used to play Team Fortress on dialup.  It's actually the only online game I've ever played.  Eek.  I'm showing my age.  :) 
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GabeU, Champion

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Now this is just getting ridiculous.  SMH.  
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Yep. We are well aware. But give us a moment to relive the glory days of Infocom when you had to think to complete a game, not just point and shoot.
Bill doesn't understand congestion so I see no reason he would understand humor lacking an emoji...

As you can see, I forgot to think before entering that tunnel.. I probably should have crawled forgetting that elves are short people. That's going to leave a mark but I survived and didn't have to start over. Now where are my floppies so I can play offline and save data? Better still where's my floppy drive?

But just to be clear, let me add one final thought... ;)
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Bill Ross

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Viasat internet will work with some games. (Work). However when the internet speed is below 1.5mbps it will buffer. It works alright when it’s 6 mbps. Latency stays the same at around 700 ping and won’t really be that much of a factor. Unless it goes above 800ping.
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I too am a gamer. I play Rift, Scum (even have my own Scum server for us high latency folks so the desync isn't a problem as it can be in that game with mixed latency) Aion, Battlefield 1 and IV, Eve online Smite, League of Legends, Tera, Bless. All perfectly playable, though you do have to aapt your rotation for the latency. You can't just go and fire away for max damage and forget about ranged and control skills. Melee classes don't work as well, though I do play assassin in Aion and Rift as well as mage, cleric/healer and even a gladiator (warrior) so, it's certainly doable.

And yes Scum is FPS/MOBA/Survival so, even that works.
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Chuck Mayo

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Bob, you might want to look into fixed wireless if you have no options for wired internet. As I understand it, fixed wireless is a line-of-sight service between your location and a local tower. Much, much faster, latency-wise, than satellite service, and if my local provider is any indication, the cost is significantly lower for significantly more priority data.

I've never used fixed wireless so I can't speak to how good it may or may not be, but it may be an option for you. In my case, I'd have needed a 60-foot tower to get up over the trees, but your situation may be better.

Rise Broadband is one such service, no clue if they're in your area.
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