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What is the optimal/minimum Req. internet speed to play eve?

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vincent2829
Risk Breakers
Snuffed Out
#1 - 2014-06-21 12:27:37 UTC
good day, back in the state i got 50 mbps, but i just moved here in japan and currently residing in a military base. the isp provider here has a max 30mbps...and the outside or local ISP's cant or dont have any contract with the military, my isp here is Americable. if
Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#2 - 2014-06-21 12:36:35 UTC
Dial up plays EVE just fine.
It's not about the data capacity. It's about the latency your connection has.
Meiyang Lee
Game Instrument Applications
#3 - 2014-06-21 12:36:50 UTC
Absolute minimum would be a steady ~4-20 kbps, it's an MMO, it doesn't need a lot of bandwidth, just a steady connection. Pirate At 30 Mbps you should be more than fine, it'll come in handy for patch downloads.
Latency is going to be your biggest issue I think, but there's not a great deal you can do about that.
Christine Peeveepeeski
Low Sec Concepts
#4 - 2014-06-21 12:48:39 UTC
agreed, I often play on my phone and depending where I am i may have very little signal on a 3g connection. Eve takes nothing in bandwidth to run. As highlighted the issue will be latency.
King Aires
Out of Focus
Odin's Call
#5 - 2014-06-21 13:12:11 UTC
I used to play eve at work on a usb broadband dongle from sprint when they first came out. The connection was crap, I was getting around 256k and the latency was 100ms

But it was just fine for playing games, fleets weren't and issue because it was a lag fest back then anyways. I would routinely use about 100mb of broadband for an entire 8 hour shift.
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#6 - 2014-06-21 13:26:48 UTC
think an xDSL 512kb/128kb up/down seems to be the "okay". below that, only depends on latency.


issues will always be patch downloads, but besides that, should be okay-ish.

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CCP Falcon
#7 - 2014-06-21 15:14:06 UTC
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol

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Perkone
Caldari State
#8 - 2014-06-21 15:36:51 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol



At that point I think I'd just email CCP and ask them to send me a CD...

You make a valid point, good Sir or Madam. 

ashley Eoner
#9 - 2014-06-21 16:18:08 UTC  |  Edited by: ashley Eoner
vincent2829 wrote:
good day, back in the state i got 50 mbps, but i just moved here in japan and currently residing in a military base. the isp provider here has a max 30mbps...and the outside or local ISP's cant or dont have any contract with the military, my isp here is Americable. if

SPeed is irrelevant for in the modern era. Latency on the other hand is relevant.


EDIT : Is this a stealth "look how fast/big my internet is!!!" thread?
CCP Explorer
C C P
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2014-06-21 19:34:52 UTC
Latency and stability of your connection is what matters, not raw speed.

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Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#11 - 2014-06-21 20:20:54 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol





What would it take for a typical release on a 56.6? Like 39 years or something?

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Val'Dore
PlanetCorp InterStellar
#12 - 2014-06-21 20:24:35 UTC
You can play over a 2G wireless connection.

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baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#13 - 2014-06-21 20:33:50 UTC
I remember 56k, playing call of duty and having to aim ahead of where someone was to hit them. Fun times.
Nolak Ataru
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2014-06-21 21:38:28 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol




I would pay real life $ if you recorded the sound of an EVE Patch being downloaded via a 56k modem...

Same offer goes to anyone who has a 56k modem and doesnt mind recording 5 minutes or so of EVE Patch.....
Adira Nictor
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2014-06-21 22:37:04 UTC
I used to run 4 accounts on dialup. EvE is a lightweight when it comes to speed required to play.
vincent2829
Risk Breakers
Snuffed Out
#16 - 2014-06-21 23:29:24 UTC
Thanks for the replies...fly safe 7o!!
Intar Medris
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#17 - 2014-06-22 00:02:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Intar Medris
Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol





What would it take for a typical release on a 56.6? Like 39 years or something?


24-36 hours give or take a few hours depending on patch size.

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ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
#18 - 2014-06-22 00:03:49 UTC
Nolak Ataru wrote:
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol




I would pay real life $ if you recorded the sound of an EVE Patch being downloaded via a 56k modem...

Same offer goes to anyone who has a 56k modem and doesnt mind recording 5 minutes or so of EVE Patch.....

http://youtu.be/6Yc0Nw7IlKs

It's not not 5 minutes... but no one ever needs to hear that sound for more than necessary.

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Nolak Ataru
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2014-06-22 00:27:50 UTC
ShahFluffers wrote:
Nolak Ataru wrote:
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol




I would pay real life $ if you recorded the sound of an EVE Patch being downloaded via a 56k modem...

Same offer goes to anyone who has a 56k modem and doesnt mind recording 5 minutes or so of EVE Patch.....

http://youtu.be/6Yc0Nw7IlKs

It's not not 5 minutes... but no one ever needs to hear that sound for more than necessary.

Where's mah munnies? P


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BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
#20 - 2014-06-22 01:19:56 UTC
ShahFluffers wrote:
Nolak Ataru wrote:
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE will still run just fine on a 56k modem...

...good luck trying to download updates at that speed though. Lol




I would pay real life $ if you recorded the sound of an EVE Patch being downloaded via a 56k modem...

Same offer goes to anyone who has a 56k modem and doesnt mind recording 5 minutes or so of EVE Patch.....

http://youtu.be/6Yc0Nw7IlKs

It's not not 5 minutes... but no one ever needs to hear that sound for more than necessary.

Where's mah munnies? P

Will 2.5 minutes do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLpCw22chLk

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