Conan Exiles is instituting a new ping block on official servers

Officially, the reason behind the region blocking in Conan Exiles is to make sure that players are always on a server that can support similar ping rates and fair gameplay. Whether or not you believe that idea is immaterial; people have gotten around the region block regardless, and so another layer of blocking is being put into place with the new MaxPingAllowed system on the game’s official servers.

Players with a ping rate over 140 will not be allowed on the servers with a maximum ping set, so players outside of the appropriate region (or those with particularly bad connections) will now be automatically blocked by the server. Some official servers will still have no ping maximum, so players can still play without region blocks if they want, but the majority will be limited to servers with a low ping rate and other players with similarly low ping.

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thirtymil

Over 140 is considered high these days, is it? I’ll just put my 56.6k modem back in the box then.

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Melissa McDonald

X2 or Flex ? :)

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thirtymil

Lol…flex :)

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silverlock

It should be possible to set up a proxy to handle standard ping requests so unless they are encrypting the request between the server and the client I’m not sure how much help it will be. Mind you I do think they are smart enough to do just that.

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Jack Pipsam

So basically never me aha. My average ping in an MMO is like 300/400+ due to connecting to US servers.

Although if native Australian servers then it’s more like 40-80.

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Paragon Lost

That sounds like an improvement! I recall some of the Australian players who played LotRO back in 2007-2009 usually ran 500ms to 700ms. :(

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Jack Pipsam

If I played LotRO back in 2007 then I would have easily had 700+ ping, actually I had dial-up at the time so I wouldn’t of been able to play at all.

Runescape or nothing.

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Paragon Lost

Ugh, yeah dialup would have just been unacceptable.

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Edward Duffy

whatever they do to limit Chinese exploiters is a step in the right direction. Shut them down.

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squid

How dare they take exploits away from hard exploiting Americans!

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Edward Duffy

Don’t you have a fidget spinner you should be fidgeting snowflake?

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Utakata

I always thought ad hom attacks make for good internet fidget spinners. O.o

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Utakata

You’ll be surprised that game exploiters come from all over the world. o.O

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Edward Duffy

No, not surprised, but the ones I dealt with were Korean and Chinese.

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Utakata

So it’s now 2 countries (3, if that includes North and South) now. Good to know!

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Edward Duffy

Exactly. What can I say, its all over the steam forums. You can’t make this shit up hahahahaha.

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Melissa McDonald

just waiting for the indignant cries of Ping-Shaming