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Re: Uncharted 3 why are they're so many mexicans playing this game

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CrazyEmotions wrote:
15 patches yet they still haven't fixed the lag smh

they have actually, the lag is far less and less frequent than what it used to be


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Re: Uncharted 3 why are they're so many mexicans playing this game

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I assume that PS3's are cheaper to import into most Latin American countries so there would be more PS3s in general.

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Re: Uncharted 3 why are they're so many mexicans playing this game

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I assume that PS3's are cheaper to import into most Latin American countries so there would be more PS3s in general.


Not really.

 

http://kotaku.com/5610337/the-playstation-3-launches-in-incredibly-expensive-brazil

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thedeviant105 wrote:

I assume that PS3's are cheaper to import into most Latin American countries so there would be more PS3s in general.


Not really.

 

http://kotaku.com/5610337/the-playstation-3-launches-in-incredibly-expensive-brazil


Well I guess most Latin Americans just don't like Microsoft for some odd reason.

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Re: Uncharted 3 why are they're so many mexicans playing this game

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I thought that since Mexico is directly south of the US the matchmaking pairs us up with them assuming that there would be less lag but apparently Mexicans have the worst connection possible. I'm going to use a quote made by JD now.

"Who lags more KSA or MEX"?

JD: "Mex does, KSA is just far away".

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Re: Uncharted 3 why are they're so many mexicans playing this game

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thedeviant105 wrote:

tapantaola wrote:

thedeviant105 wrote:

I assume that PS3's are cheaper to import into most Latin American countries so there would be more PS3s in general.


Not really.

 

http://kotaku.com/5610337/the-playstation-3-launches-in-incredibly-expensive-brazil


Well I guess most Latin Americans just don't like Microsoft for some odd reason.


You miss the point... imported goods such as electronics and cars are very expensive in Brazil and most Latin American countries due to absurd import tariffs (60% or more).

XBOX360 is not very cheap there either:

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=679155
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_launch#Brazil

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That doesn't necessarily mean that there are alot of mexicans playing this game. If you live in the US im pretty sure since they're close the ping based matchmaking which is also influenced by level pair you up with Mexicans. Im sure if I lived in Scotland I'd run into many more UK based players and less Mexicans.

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That doesn't necessarily mean that there are alot of mexicans playing this game. If you live in the US im pretty sure since they're close the ping based matchmaking which is also influenced by level pair you up with Mexicans. Im sure if I lived in Scotland I'd run into many more UK based players and less Mexicans.


From a geographical perspective you are right, but the problem is that many US players (even those living in the Southern US) don't see [MEX] players with 4-5 bars. Also, many non-US players get matched with [MEX] a lot.

I can only assume that the international optical fiber backbone connecting US and Mexico doesn't have enough bandwidth capacity and that causes packet loss and increased latency.

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That's quite strange to be frank. I mean I can understand that many non US players also get paired with Mexicans because of the small player pool but I think there is lag when you play with Mexicans wherever you are unless your in Mexico. I can only assume your explanation is correct because there is no other reason why there is so much lag when playing with people that live in a bordering country. I play with friends that live in Scotland and I notice way less lag with them then I do with MEX and I don't think I've seen many MEX players with 4-5 bars as well. By the way has anyone noticed frequent white plugs lately or is it just my connection?

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