Oct 1, 2010

Ways On How To Minimize Lag and DC at DotA

A very common problem and very annoying when playing DotA is Lag & Disconnection. This is the most hassle to play and dominating game may lose momentum. This can delay the game, ruining the game and can the results for remake. See list below, tips that will help to reduce the delay while playing DotA.

1. Make sure you have better internet at least 512 kbps. Whenever possible avoid using wireless Internet.

2. At Garena, play at your country rooms. The ping at your country room had low ping, so less chances of lag.

3. Close all programs that eat your Internet bandwidth to play. uTorrent for example, Skype, all the messenger, Firefox, a download manager, and especially don't watch porn during the game. You don’t want teammates get mad at you.

4. Do not connect to host "X" pings, coz the connection is not stable and start to experiment with delays and disconnect in the game.

5. If the connection is lost, just rejoin the room to refresh your ping. 

6. If you are going to be a host, you must do what I said above and make sure you have a good PC.

7. Get Warcraft 3 to your safe list of the network firewall does not block the port using Garena.

Hope this basic guide improve your gaming experience Just remember, you’re playing game for entertainment enough for trash talk and enjoy the game! 

TIPS: Tunneling / Tunnel not reduce the delay problem / lag. The tunnel only works for player cannot see the game server by other players.

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