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Bandwidth

PhianoPhiano Member Posts: 5
I'm on a 10gb a month limit, I don't figure it could be much but how much bandwidth does Achaea take per hour or per minute or whatever you have is good :) thanks!

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  • ShecksShecks Member Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Achaea's bandwidth is ignorable.  You could spam "snuggle veldrin" 24/7, and never come even marginally close to approaching that limit.

    Can't say the same for cat pics.
    "Ignore the boos.  They usually come from the cheap seats."
  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm not certain on the exact amount but it's completely negligible. Next to nothing. Probably the least bandwidth-intensive thing you could do on the internet, next to IRC. I used to be on a 4 gig/month plan - I had to budget my youtube views - and Achaea did not make a scratch, let alone a dent.
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  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,276 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    My current system implementation on mudlet (svo + extensions + other things) uses approximately 250 bytes/sec total during heavy combat, sending and receiving.

    To put this in perspective, a single Skype call is approximately 10 kilobytes/s total when not hosting, which is significantly higher.

    For future reference, Windows Vista/7/8 have a handy Resource Monitor that shows network traffic in such a fashion built into the OS. It's at the bottom of the Performance tab in the Task Manager on Windows 8.
  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMember Posts: 5,314 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    i had a 500mb per month limit between 2010-2012 and rarely came close to running out if i just played achaea, and used skype.

    -

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important

    As drawn by Shayde
    hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae
  • CooperCooper IowaMember Posts: 4,983 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    My house with 4 people in it has a 250gb limit per month and we go over every time :(

    Shirszae
  • CooperCooper IowaMember Posts: 4,983 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Never!

    SarapisShirszaeSiduriQarri
  • AradorArador Member Posts: 1,696 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hey I grew up with 56k modems. I have been conditioned to find blurrier sexier. Besides, higher resolution is not always better. At some point it just becomes gyneocology.

    Siduri
  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Youngun.
  • AradorArador Member Posts: 1,696 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Not really, it is more because I grew up on a farm we could not get dial-up capable lines until 56k modems were already commonplace. True connection speed was 14.4k so I at least have some idea how people in first world countries felt a decade years earlier.

  • TrevizeTrevize Member Posts: 1,517 @ - Epic Achaean
    Arador said:
    Hey I grew up with 56k modems. I have been conditioned to find blurrier sexier. Besides, higher resolution is not always better. At some point it just becomes gyneocology.
    This?
    Current scripts: GoldTracker 1.2, mData 1.1
    Site: https://github.com/trevize-achaea/scripts/releases
    Thread: http://forums.achaea.com/discussion/4064/trevizes-scripts
    Latest update: 9/26/2015 better character name handling in GoldTracker, separation of script and settings, addition of gold report and gold distribute aliases.
    Arador
  • RangorRangor Member Posts: 3,203 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    bandwidth limit? what's that?
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    RileyMannimar
  • AlkaidAlkaid Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 69 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited February 2014

    Rangor
     said:
    bandwidth limit? what's that?
    Something people from New Zealand have had to put up with for longer than I care to admit and will continue having to put up with for a long time to come, unless we pay an arm and a leg for 'unlimited' - most places I know of charge $100+ per month for it, plus depending on the ISP they usually have a Acceptable Use Policy (so if you go over a set amount on a regular basis they still reserve the right to throttle your speed back or push you onto a different plan) or they "shape" internet traffic, so that P2P traffic gets slower speeds or lower priority.

    Examples of some of the prices charged here:

    ADSL2+ with 30gb data cap (Orcon Internet): $75 a month
    ADSL2 with 30gb data cap (Slingshot internet): $81 a month
    ADSL with 40gb data cap (Telecom Xtra): $75 a month

    All of our representatives are busy ignoring other customers. Please hold and someone will hang up on you as soon as they are available.
  • StrataStrata United States of DerpMember Posts: 1,753 @ - Epic Achaean
    Alkaid said:

    Rangor
     said:
    bandwidth limit? what's that?
    Something people from New Zealand have had to put up with for longer than I care to admit and will continue having to put up with for a long time to come, unless we pay an arm and a leg for 'unlimited' - most places I know of charge $100+ per month for it, plus depending on the ISP they usually have a Acceptable Use Policy (so if you go over a set amount on a regular basis they still reserve the right to throttle your speed back or push you onto a different plan) or they "shape" internet traffic, so that P2P traffic gets slower speeds or lower priority.

    Examples of some of the prices charged here:

    ADSL2+ with 30gb data cap (Orcon Internet): $75 a month
    ADSL2 with 30gb data cap (Slingshot internet): $81 a month
    ADSL with 40gb data cap (Telecom Xtra): $75 a month

    Usually the unlimited packages are not truly unlimited. They say it's unlimited until you buy it and go over some unspoken amount. Then you get a letter saying you went over and get charged for it and your speed gets cut down to nothing (while still paying for unlimited ofc). If you say "that's fraud, I'm cancelling." then they have the right to charge you early contract cancellation fees which you had no choice but to agree to in order to have connectivity - because it's very likely that it's the only provider you have. Most providers separate their service areas amongst eachother in such a manner that there is no overlap, thereby giving people only one option and showing the government an illusion that it's still a competitive market.

    On the positive side of this, software and hardware mechanisms to do things like block ads, use lowest quality settings on sites like youtube, ustream, livestream, cache frequently used sites locally, etc. will begin to have much higher value. If you are technically inclined to provide solutions for the future internet where everyone from all countries is essentially in "data poverty", you will be a very wealthy person.
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  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,276 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    My own connection is "unlimited" with a 500gb cap. If I surpass this cap, my line speed is reduced to below dial up speed (<128kbps reduced by dropping packets), essentially rendering the internet unusuable.
  • CooperCooper IowaMember Posts: 4,983 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    My internet is 250gb per month, and we're just charged $10 if we go over. If we go over 250gb again after paying $10 we're charged another $10.

  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    Arador said:
    Hey I grew up with 56k modems. I have been conditioned to find blurrier sexier. Besides, higher resolution is not always better. At some point it just becomes gyneocology.

    I used to MUD on a 9600 dialup connection, on a game that charged by the hour (about 80 cents an hour). The actual real world speed was lower than that, and the mud admin actually ran the server out of a rented flat where they had terminals set up and where you could go and play on LAN speed connections, while paying twice the hourly rate.
    Zeon
  • CooperCooper IowaMember Posts: 4,983 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    He meant Aardwolf.

    Traitor.

  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    Aardwolf didn't exist then! This was like 1994.
  • CooperCooper IowaMember Posts: 4,983 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Oh.

    Well.

    Shut up.

    Tharvis
  • AradorArador Member Posts: 1,696 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Sarapis I know that feeling somewhat. Calls to even local numbers have never been free here so every moment on the Web costs us. To make matters even more fun, there was no local ISP so the nearest one to call was a national long distance number. Our phone bill went up 8-fold, my father wanted to kill me and I only survived cause I downloaded interesting agriculture articles for him.

    "That article not done yet?!"

    "No dad, it is about 40% done!" *waits patiently for Usenet porn downloading*

    "It was 60% 20 minutes ago!" 

    "Um....the line got disconnected!" *watches door with mouse hovering over "X"

  • StrataStrata United States of DerpMember Posts: 1,753 @ - Epic Achaean
    Arador said:
    @Sarapis I know that feeling somewhat. Calls to even local numbers have never been free here so every moment on the Web costs us. To make matters even more fun, there was no local ISP so the nearest one to call was a national long distance number. Our phone bill went up 8-fold, my father wanted to kill me and I only survived cause I downloaded interesting agriculture articles for him.

    "That article not done yet?!"

    "No dad, it is about 40% done!" *waits patiently for Usenet porn downloading*

    "It was 60% 20 minutes ago!" 

    "Um....the line got disconnected!" *watches door with mouse hovering over "X"
    Wow. exact same situation for me but the only reason I survived was because my dad said "you can get free porn with that?!"
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  • AlkaidAlkaid Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 69 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited February 2014
    I had things fairly easy, my mother was very computer illiterate, my father less-so, but he taught me all the tricks of the trade (Attrib +h *.* for the win!)   Probably never realised it would come back to bite him in the rear with the advent of the internet >_>
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