Worth getting for gaming ?

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Im looking to get this service for gaming. The only game I play online is mostly the elder scrolls online. Has anyone had problems with using this internet for that only game?
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Just gaming? You don't use the internet for anything else? Some games work fine with satellite internet. Other games don't. I am sure somebody can chime in here.
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Well I use to download game updates, windows updated, all that good stuff and streaming tv shows and movies. That’s basically the only game I play that I have posted. I got Verizon DSL now running at 2.5 mbs that just so damn slow. Want something slightly better and can’t get cable. I’m not quit sure how to compare the elder scrolls online to any other game besides being a MMO
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Hell no
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Shawn Barker Davenport

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You are exactly right!!! Horrible horrible service
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Nathan Mills

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Maybe just wait for Verizon 5g to come but there saying by the end of 2020 but who the hell knows it’s verizon
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Al Santayos

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Don't do it. I live in Beaverdam 40 miles NW of Richmond. The VIASAT I was rid of 3 months ago was terrible. The area is way oversold and as you noticed they aggressively market here. Don't buy into their misleading TV ads. It will only get worse here and you probably would be on the same beam I was on. I suppose if someone close to you has VIASAT you could ask them.
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Save yourself some grief and a 2 year contract, listen to Al since he is close to you.
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My KD is trash in cod cause of viasat. Got those trash talkin 12 year olds harassing me because of it.
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"My KD is trash in cod cause of viasat. Got those trash talkin 12 year olds harassing me because of it."

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Kill/Death Ratio - apparently it's in the trash because Ricky5's pulling the trigger about 1/2 second too late for some unknown reason ;)
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I play games on Viasat and can tell you most mmo games do ok, Now if your coming from low ping isp to Viasat your going to see a big change. Get used to being booted at times and data dumps. You can play but don't expect to keep up with others in the game with low ping cause it is just not going to happen period. Pvp based games forget it! 
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Just about the same speeds as mine when you run out of data then. When eso does a update hell that takes up your monthly data lol
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Just gonna have to wait for Verizon 5g but that might be just like satellite and not good for some games
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Verizon prepaid unlimited. You don't run out of data. It is as "unlimited" as Viasat is.
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Maybe I should check that out I think i did before and for some strange reason it wasn’t available
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It is available. 
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When it comes to gaming and satellite internet, turn based games tend to be okay.  However, the latency kills real time games.  I'm not familiar with "The Elder Scrolls", but if it's a real time game where reaction time is important, I'd say no.  It would not be worth it.  
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If folks here got 2.5 Mbps reliably, during prime time

and faster speeds that their contract specified they would probably be grudgeky satisfied. But in many areas, from 5 pm til about 1 AM customers get about .5 Mbps. And then when normal people are sleeping and/ or at work the speed bumps up. This approach to parsing our speed is Visats ploy to attempt to meet the now infamous Median speeds of the contract while limiting data usage for their customers.


My advice 2.5 Mbps is 5 times faster than many V customers can get during prime time , sat internet has a ping rate ( latency) of about 550 to 650 making it way too slow for gaming that requires real time responses. this company holds all the cards and can slow down limit your access to the internet whenever. Based on their recent decision I would not consider Viasat as an alternative for an ISP.


Deal with Verizon a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush especially in this case dealing with an unscrupillusion company like Viasat.

Consider reviewing some of the recent threads concerning how to improve your cellular signal with Verizon while keeping your DSL as your ace in the hole.


Short response don’t sign up with Viasat.
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Still a high end $400 gaming router that will improve the online gaming will be a better investment then it may not help with download speeds but hopefully it makes it better for online gaming
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Because of the latency satellite can perform much worse than hardwired or cellular at similar speeds. For me VIASAT at .5 mbs was unusable, I could not even watch a low resolution video or stream internet radio. I could not access my internet banking. When I purposely went over during the last two days of the billing cycle with my Verizon Jetpack and had two days around .5 mps I could still watch low resolution video, listen to internet radio and do online banking.
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You don't realize how bad satellite latency is until you switch to a hardwired or wireless internet. It is night and day.
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Nathan Mills

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Yea definitely passing on this now
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HECK NO gaming is no go and streaming sucks also you will average about half to a quarter of the speed they sell you up until they want to run you off that plan and then will slow you down so slow they can get you into a new contract on another plan for more money and less usage.