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Jan 30 2013
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What is rubber banding?

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I heard someone say something about lag but im not sure if that is what they ment?  And as far as lag does anyone know how to improve on this, like make the game run smoother online?

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Re: What is rubber banding?

Jan 30, 2013

I don't know what "rubber banding" is supposed to refer to...

 

As for improving your connection

  1. Don't use wireless (if on PS3)
  2. Avoid using other bandwidth-heavy on other devices on the network (i.e. don't stream netflix)
  3. Turn off unneeded devices that use the network; they might try to download updates in the background and cause lag while you're playing
  4. Some routers periodically need to be reset to clear out old connections and free up ROM/RAM
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Jan 30, 2013
I think rubber banding refers to when someone is lagging behind, then they catch up or are synched up with the other players. Back and forth, like a rubber band.
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Jan 30, 2013
Rubber Banding is when you suddenly jump from one part of the screen to another due to lag. It's like a rubber band held onto you and snapped you back to where you were.

Now, running smoother online EVERYONE wants to know the secret! I can give you the few tips I do know however.

Reset your router before playing
If connecting to random matches, if you fail to connect to a match, exit out of the matchmaking screen and go right back in.
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Jan 30, 2013

lol.. Every one above me has NO IDEA.. rubber banding is a racing game mechanic that essencialy makes peopel who are falling behind catch up by making the faster players slower and the slower players faster to that of the middle guy * or the leader* 

In this game it COULD be alplied to the AP gain.. but then again thats cheep and unfair.. 

 

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Jan 30, 2013

Teleporting due to lag.

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frogmanlego wrote:

lol.. Every one above me has NO IDEA.. rubber banding is a racing game mechanic that essencialy makes peopel who are falling behind catch up by making the faster players slower and the slower players faster to that of the middle guy * or the leader* 

In this game it COULD be alplied to the AP gain.. but then again thats cheep and unfair.. 

 



YOU'RE the one that doesn't know what he's talking about.

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Jan 30, 2013
Unfortunately some of us dont have a way of connecting our modem to our ps3 which is halfway across the house... Also, the reset your modem before playing thing is a terrible idea for me, as for the first hour of startup my modem cuts out every 5 minutes, even to my computer which its directly connected to.
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Jan 31, 2013
Haha frogman, close (not really) but no cigar. God_Complex is right. You have no idea what you're talking about.
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Jan 31, 2013

frogmanlego wrote:

lol.. Every one above me has NO IDEA.. rubber banding is a racing game mechanic that essencialy makes peopel who are falling behind catch up by making the faster players slower and the slower players faster to that of the middle guy * or the leader* 

In this game it COULD be alplied to the AP gain.. but then again thats cheep and unfair.. 

 


I thought that was called catchup?

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