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What causes the WHITE-PLUG?

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Other than the host doing something stupid like having a poor connection, what do I do that causes me to white-plug? Or more accurately, what kind of shenanigans are my interwebs doing that gives me the white-plug (those are all "technical terms," BTW Smiley Very Happy). Thanks, in advance, for your great and revealing insights. Smiley Wink

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Re: What causes the WHITE-PLUG?

Jun 20, 2013

Im no expert on this stuff but I do believe it is caused by packet loss, in other words your connection has been completly cut from the server for a period of time and to make sure you dont go around on a kill spree the game pauses you in place.

 

The white was actually intended to stop Lag switches from creating fake packet loss but we all know how that went down. Smiley LOL

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Re: What causes the WHITE-PLUG?

Jun 20, 2013
Packet loss in your connection, or a lack of upload to the host.
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Jun 20, 2013

Thanks for the MAGNIFICENT answers!!! You all have a WONDERFUL day!!! Smiley Very Happy

 

I guess that makes sense though. I went to Freeola and had a broadband quality test and one test said 5% packet loss. Smiley Sad

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Re: What causes the WHITE-PLUG?

Jun 20, 2013
It happens when you start doing beast. It happens to me all the time. It's a safety valve for the other team, so I don't curb stomp them without a chance. It's annoying, but I have to live with my skill.

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Not sure if this was known, but if you pressed select while it was up back when the game came out you were actually able to move around invisible Lol
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Re: What causes the WHITE-PLUG?

Jun 20, 2013

J9Power4 wrote:
Not sure if this was known, but if you pressed select while it was up back when the game came out you were actually able to move around invisible Lol

Can you still do this, or was it patched/fixed?

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Jun 20, 2013
^It was patched

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Re: What causes the WHITE-PLUG?

Jun 20, 2013

What causes the lack of white plug for lagswitchers? This is a more interesting question...

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/The-Last-of-Us-Multiplayer/Ping-filter-toggle-SUPPORT-for-less-lag/m-p/40782623
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Jun 20, 2013
^ white plug is losing upload from servers.
Lag switching is when a player doesn't "upload" to the servers.

Sorry, I'm not too tech savvy. Basically a difference between upload.
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