Actually this has happened with other servers before. For some reason, I forgot to check the master server list. And despite having played the server for a while, I hadn't realized what the website was. Now that I know, I won't have that problem. Thanks for the info Willy! I thought it might be a clan, but wanted to ask! So, is this server physically located in the Southeast US? I've played servers in the Northeast, West and Midwest and not gotten anywhere NEAR this good a ping. It isn't a big deal; I was just curious.
No, the only REAL problem I have on a regular basis is not being able to get ON the server because it is FULL!
And that isn't a real problem. Its full because it is FUN!! So good on you folks!
Okay, on to my next newbie questions about hacking. I have seen what I believe are no recoil and speed hacks. I have spectated people with pings of 200-300 zipping though the map like the Flash. Is this a reliable indicator of speed hacking, or is it just that they are on a fast system? Or do I have it wrong and high ping is actually FASTER than low ping? (remember, newbie question!
Nah, if low ping was slower I'd be getting vaporized. Been there, done that, have the death total (and emotional scars) to prove it!
Also, sometimes I'll spectate on someone who seems awfully accurate with the M60 (or any weapon, for that matter), and I will see that their weapon doesn't appear to kick. How do I tell the difference between graphics lag and a hack? If the no recoil hack is a myth, I'll chalk it up to graphics lag, but if it exists and they are hacking; I want to call them on it. Because I play on a Mac, I can't record demos, but I can insult them creatively.
I have heard of them, but do they really exist? I've seen aimbots and wall hacks, those are obvious. And to be honest, I don't have a problem with a little high ping compensatory speed hacking to keep competitive. But I've seen what I think is abuse. BTW, I've seen it on servers with PB enabled, so I don't think that is an issue.
Anyway, sorry for the long post. Just wanted to get those questions off my chest. Have a great day!