This thoroughly amazes...
Tribes 2 suffers from the same crippling, degenerative wasteful, programming resource consumption as does the "Serious Sam" engine (unfortunately).
When an online (WAN) request is made for hosting or joining the UDP port that's opened cause both these game to run dead dick slow... granted Serious Sam engine takes considerable longer, but, it does bog down.
I observed the packet size that "Sam" exchanges and they're something like 13K if you use the LAN speed setting and 2-3k for DSL Cable modems... And this represents a hosted game with up to 3 users connected.
Tribes 2. I really can't say much for it regarding ingame performance because *it is* the worst at system resource usage currently bt not alone. The programming guru's at dynamix realy need to go back to school and stop bullshitting us with their lack of being able to design code that doesn't work well in a distributed network environment Maybe "Java" has something to do with becuase "C" definetly handles memory a lot better for remote calls as well local cals to apps? whatever?
THIS ALL FALLS ON BLAME DYNAMIX EXCLUSIVELY
But, it's very appearant this is now commonplace to design a game and make it work after the public has purchased it and beta tested it for *some* NO talent programmers..
What a joke society is...
you tell the public a snake won't bite and everyone crowds around it to be the first to touch... when the snake bites, then everyone [except a few whom actually walk with their eyes open...] panics and want's to kill every snake the crawls.
Point I'm trying to make is becuase that doesn't translate what I wanted: the government, business, everyone (well not everyone
) has this infectuous "bitch-slap"
I'm going to do what I want to do, when I want, make what I want, and I'm not responsible for any advent repercussions... and only if I get caught, will I consider telling the truth or correcting myself... after all we are doing this as a favor.
Yoiu see this behavior in retatil stores, resturants, everywhere... I just love it when some punk ass jerk trys to give me "bitch-slap" treatment and then it's my trun as the customer to show them just how tough they are... I don't go ot looking for it but I'm definetly not going to take this delinquent tudish behavior.
That's the joke we have played on us daily.
Dyanmix. I could care less how talented the gene pool over there is... they were and still are deceptive and knew this crap wasn't ready. Then as an offering months after the fact. Makes and announcement from the pedastle to us peasants.... "If you are experiencing a problem you have two hours to submit your claim (in the middle rush hour traffic to most peoples work schedule).