@Silvershot, can you try the others I listed above in post #29 please? It'll help find the best host for everyone. Killing Floor will be one of the games I suggest if we go ahead with this.
@Lumify, if Google's ping is that high then it's your connection and not the choice of server. Perhaps find a quiet period without siblings using or downloading to try it.
Microsoft, MSN and LPF, and some other sites don't respond to ping requests for security reasons (some viruses will quickly ping a machine before probing it for weaknesses - if it doesn't respond to a ping then a virus might see it as offline and avoid probing it), I initially suggested microsoft as a test, before checking if they responded or not. No need to worry about the ping timing out.
Steam ID is goninan_bl00d with two zeros. I don't have access to a good computer or to a TF2[sic].
Also- we could have a US/Europe server and a seperate Australia/NZ server. I don't know whether it'd be feasible to have a seperate server for Australia/Asia, but we'd have to see, because it's no fun running a server for 3 people.
As it is currently about 50/50 EU/US I thought I would start a TF2 US server and ventrillo server. Anyone can play, but if you live in the EU you will lag a little bit. There is no way to have a server that caters to everyone like Byrnz93 said. So I decided to take the first step. Come out and play the information is here: http://laserpointerforums.com/f57/tf2-server-active-53059.html#post742235
Thanks for looking,
well killing floor is fine upto 200ms, could be a good fit for everyone. you arent playing against other players so no1 is at a deficit in terms of reaction times. the zombies move fairly slowly (mostly) and most importantly quite predictably so theres no major aiming problems that may be caused by ping.
@Link, Dallas sounds like a good choice - I think that's where Fsckvps was located, which seemed to be the lowest ping for most of us. I'm away from my gaming machine currently, but if it's fully playable from over here then that all sounds good. If EU members find it to be too laggy, then I can open up a second machine in Blue Square datacenter - that seemed to be the lowest ping time for most people over here. It would be a bit of a shame if we couldn't all play side-by-side (I'm hoping that 150ms is playable) but timezone differences may limit us anyway. I'll let you know when I get back, but in the meantime we can see what other EU members say.
@Fonduman, I haven't played it but I'll buy a copy and we can give it a try sometime.
Man that sucks, I just got out of CS:S earlier this year...
I had (and still have it preserved) my own server of great fame, immeasurable skills that I was very famous for, my own clan and later my own team (which kicked severe ass), and I even made my own maps (none of which became exceptionally famous, but they were so good that most became "cult classics", if you will).
I do have my epic and beloved server preserved (and as I just realized the other day, the website still happens to be up after all this time that the server's been down ) and I am planning on reviving it sometime under new ownership. If/when that does happen, you are all more than welcome and will see to it that you all have special privileges for being LPF-ers.
You guys better have some of my maps on your CSS server :evil: