Giblet1 wrote:Tim Colwill wrote:All I can say for sure is in its present state, Arena's claim that this is going to be a valid esports title is just not going to hold up for Australians unless we get closer servers.
^ This. I don't know how people can be so dismissive of this simple fact. The combat is not like your standard MMO, which ping does not matter that greatly, as apposed to dodging and maneuvering real time vs people who have pings of less than 100. Like I said, go play Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter against an American that's hosting (which is more like what GW2 combat will be like in a sense), absolutely no way you will win (unless he is terrible) simply due to the distance lag.
Won't get much better than that for a ping to the US(west coast) from Aus(east coast).
Because when people decide whether or not something is suitable for e-sports they simply don't take into account Australia. Considering only the US and other places where servers are hosted ping is not an issue.