Originally Posted by Vartio
O-o... then why is it that I always have trouble? Whenever it's loading my mech and it's specs in Factory, it sticks me at the "Wavelength" forever. I doubt it's just my comp 'cause I can do a dozen things while that's going on without added lag to my other programs..
It doesn't matter if you can do a dozen other programs, what matters is what those programs do and use.
My PC can run Borderlands, an XBox 360 game at 200 FPS.
If I try to run a PS2 Emulator, it runs at around 20-30 FPS rather than the usual 50 for a PS2.
It's all based on what resources the program needs... When you get a mech's specs, it's all there. The model, the stats, all of that is client side. What those stats are is pretty much a notepad file being sent to you, around 1kb at the max... And that's for your entire hangar...
So I would be willing to bet it is your PC. In-game/connecting to others are the only real places where internet connection makes a major point. Otherwise, as I said, it's all basically small document files...