As you might know, pings are not constant things and they keep changing. PUG Matchmaking records your ping when you git the GO button to search for a game. The <=110ms calculation is done on that ping.
Also, you seem to have a misconception that we have region filters. We DO NOT. The only thing the ping limiter (<=110ms) does is limit by pings, not by server location. So if you have good ping to a server to Antarctica, you can get that as well. This behavior is same for all users, subscriber or not.
I’ll repeat again: We DO NOT support region filters and this is unlikely to change in the future.
Its not cheap actually. Providing 128tick servers for free to 30k+ active users every month is very expensive.
Yep its definitely our problem and hence there is a subscription plan. We have no plans on “irritating users”, if you have been on SoStronk long enough you’ll know the ping limit was always 110ms. Its not like we increased it for free users. All we did was provide an option to a small set of players to reduce that ping limit because if we let everyone reduce maxping it will increase queue times.
Read more about it here Keep getting sg servers due to one sg guy
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