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Assorted Rants Tagged ‘Protocol’, page 2:

MMOG: World States and Reducing Traffic

Quote: “In practice, for most classical RPGs you can get away with simulating each of your PCs and NPCs as a box (parallelepiped), or as prism (say, hexagonal or octagonal one)”
Another Quote: “Mathematically speaking, without Interest Management, the amount of data on our servers will need to send (to all players combined), is O(N^2). Interest Management reduces this number to O(N)”

MMOG. RTT, Input Lag, and How to Mitigate Them

Quote: “For fast-paced games, there is one big problem with the flow shown on this diagram, and the name of the problem is “latency” (a.k.a. ‘input lag’)”
Another Quote: “No, better bandwidth doesn’t necessarily mean better latency”

Part IIb: Protocols and APIs (continued) of 64 Network DO’s and DON’Ts for Game Engine Developers

Quote: “You shouldn’t count on outsmarting all those millions of highly motivated hackers operating in an environment under their own control.”
Another Quote: “Burst consisting of several million packets, may start causing observable issues for a mid-size ISP.”

Part IIa: Protocols and APIs of 64 Network DO’s and DON’Ts for Game Engine Developers

Quote: “While using framework is fine, forgetting about it is not.”
Another Quote: “Even if you’re forcing the auto-update every time the game app starts, there still are users who were online at the moment of the update, and those who found a way to bypass game updates”