High Ping Players do NOT “Lag” the server.
High Ping Players do NOT “Lag” your connection.
As answered on the ET:QW forums :
Q - ( forum dweller ) : does (network) lagging players cause troubles for the whole server? Like causing the whole server to lag or something.
I was playing at ping 300-400 <...snip...> these guys trying to vote me out accusing me 'making all of us lag'.
Is that true?
A - ( digibob-programmer ) : Simple answer: No.
In other threads on the topic we have some more from Digibob :
High ping players do not warp in ET:QW, nor will they affect the performance of the server, or other players
High ping players causing lag for others is unfortunately a common misconception. People like to blame things for their troubles.
Further Reading can be found here, here and here.
As the Internode Games Network have supplied us with some Public Servers to play on lets endeavour to keep them that way – Public.
Let’s stop with the practice of kicking people for "Lagging" the server, or your computer, with their High Ping.
It is simply not true.
Edit - fixed link.