Hey guys, first of all, I'm excited for this service to go live soon, and I want to thank Ian and the rest of the guys on the Twitch stream today, especially since that's where I got my beta key!
Where I am, what I'm running: I'm currently near Seattle, WA. Which puts me at about 1,400km from the current closest server in San Jose, CA. I'm running a scrapped together PC from left over parts after my gaming laptop died. 70Mb/sec Cable, WiFi 5Ghz, 6GB RAM, 1GB ATI Radeon 5800, and a 64bit Intel processor, on Windows 7, with a 4:3 screen, 1280x1024.
This play through I tried with keyboard and mouse instead of my XB1 controller.
So I loaded up my LiquidSky PC, chose Ultra for my first run through, and installed Left For Dead 2 off Steam, just since I'm really familiar with how it looks and plays. I wasnt sure how LiquidSky would handle my 4:3 screen since those are far from the norm nowadays, but it handles it fine. Right clicked my Sky desktop, chose my native resolution, left LiquidSky Client at 1080, then went full screen, and had a beautifully proper display.
Once I got in game though, things got hairy fast. Any type of camera movement, caused massive pixelization, along with waves of discoloration through the video stream. It sort of looked like back when Real Player was a thing and you were trying to stream videos on dial up. And the lag between moving the mouse, and the movement on the screen was really really noticeable.
Now, before too many people eat me alive, I KNOW I should be on a wired connection, but for where I'm at now, this is the best I can do. I also KNOW that lag is supposed to be better when using a controller, but I would prefer to be able to use the keyboard and mouse at least some times, so that's why I tested it this way. And I also KNOW, that 1400km from the nearest data center is pushing it, but it is still within their limits, so I figured I would try it.
Any advice for getting things playable? Because right now every aspect is unbearable. I know a data center is supposed to be opening in Seattle, any word on if thats with launch?