Left 4 Dead 2

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Ocho Muerte Nov 10, 2013 @ 10:59am
Bad Conection
Alright. Let me start by saying im new to steam and pc gaming, and I apologize in advance if I sound like a noob. Anyway, whenever I try to play L4D2 I get kicked before I even start, because of a bad ping rating or something like that. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.
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mwob Nov 11, 2013 @ 3:50am 
How good is your internet connection at all? Can you watch HD videos on youtube without wait for loading?
Last edited by mwob; Nov 11, 2013 @ 3:51am
BOBOUDA Nov 11, 2013 @ 3:58am 
Well the best thing to do would be to make ur connection better, try to play with a cable and not on wifi, and if you're on wifi get close to your wifi point. But their's one thing you can't do: avoid ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s in L4D2.
warZen Nov 11, 2013 @ 4:15am 
There is the much more dangerous Special Infected Boss than Tank in L4D2,his creepy name is Laggy Ping.
Ocho Muerte Nov 11, 2013 @ 8:07pm 
I don't think its my connection, cuz I can play TF2 fine.
Ocho Muerte Nov 11, 2013 @ 8:08pm 
Also, I watch youtube all the time with no buffering, so I don't know what the problem is.
Q("Q) Nov 11, 2013 @ 9:21pm 
some times if you are a noob people dont want to play with you i think you should block your profile so they cant look up ur profile
mwob Nov 12, 2013 @ 4:06am 
Now i understand what you mean with this sentence: 'Anyway, whenever I try to play L4D2 I get kicked before I even start, because of a bad ping rating or something like that.'

There can be 2 or more reasons why you will be often kicked out at the beginning:
- bad ping (pls watch your ping and let us know the number)
- not much hours played

if the ping is not the problem but you have not much hours played you can hide your profile so the others can't look at your played hours because some kick people cause they think newcomers don't need a chance to learn the game -_-
Last edited by mwob; Nov 12, 2013 @ 4:07am
Ocho Muerte Nov 12, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
Well that's lame since I did pretty well on the xbox 360 version of L4D2. And, I don't know where to view the ping (I'm a pc noob remember).
mwob Nov 13, 2013 @ 12:54am 
to watch the ping you press: tab key (2 arrows, one arrow is pointing to the left, other is pointing to the right). Tell us your number after 15 secs you join a server or just tell us the colour of the bars.
Hmmm Have you tried looking at your graphics settings?. I was having a problem with L4D2 on an older card I had maxed out the graphics settings not realising my card couldn't support what I was asking it to do. Try playing Single Player because if it still crashes then you know it's not a ping/network issue and could possibly be a GPU/Drivers problem.
Ocho Muerte Nov 13, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
I know for a fact it's not my graphics card, because last week I spent hours cleaning up my registry manually, and I have an up to date Radeon graphics card. But, I'll monitor my ping and let you guys know what it is.
Ocho Muerte Nov 13, 2013 @ 9:06pm 
My ping has been averaging around 60 to 80, but I usually have three green bars.
mwob Nov 14, 2013 @ 4:54am 
So the ping is not the problem. I think they kick you in Versus because you have less hours played and in fact you probably bad in this mode. Try to get more skills in campaign or hide your profile so the others can´t see how much hours you have played.
Here's the thing about ping. It depends on where you are and what server you connect to.

Ping exists between nodes on a network. It's a measurement of the amount of milliseconds it takes for data packets to transfer... IIRC... Basically, it's hard to play with people who are not in a similar range of ping cause your computer will talk at different speeds to the server, giving responses earlier or later than the other clients. A single person with high ping can cause latency issues for an entire server (though this varies game to game with netcoding) because of how hard it is to deliver packets to them from each client connected to the server... so... my next point.

Some servers will kick you for being high ping. High ping is 250+, tho some games can be playable at that level. When ping is 500+... you're pushing your luck and those servers that screen their connected clients for ping will instantly kick you.

That you're achieving 60-80 and 3 green bars is a rather healthy indication. This is no reason for you to be kicked; it is good ping. Just about any ping in the double digits is good. So... depends, are you being votekicked or given a report from the game about a server disconnect due to high ping?
Last edited by Quark Bent Slightly; Nov 14, 2013 @ 5:06am
mwob Nov 14, 2013 @ 5:05am 
Originally posted by Quark Bent:
Here's the thing about ping. It depends on where you are and what server you connect to.

Ping exists between nodes on a network. It's a measurement of the amount of milliseconds it takes for data packets to transfer... IIRC... Basically, it's hard to play with people who are not in a similar range of ping cause your computer will talk at different speeds to the server, giving responses earlier or later than the other clients. A single person with high ping can cause latency issues for an entire server (though this varies game to game with netcoding) because of how hard it is to deliver packets to them from each client connected to the server... so... my next point.

Some servers will kick you for being high ping. High ping is 250+, tho some games can be playable at that level. When ping is 500+... you're pushing your luck and those servers that screen their connected clients for ping will instantly kick you.

That you're achieving 60-80 and 3 green bars is a rather healthy indication. This is no reason for you to be kicked; it is good ping. Just about any ping in the double digits is good.

Instead of the potential of it being people kicking you for being fresh to the game (which you would tell through a votekick appearing on you), given what the game reports to you about ping, I suspect it really has more to do with the server hosting your online sessions and that you're likely being matched with servers far outside your region.
THE PING IS NOT THE PROBLEM I HAD JUST WRITTEN IT!
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