High Latency on gaming servers

Assalam Alaikum everyone.I regularly play online games and what I have noticed after subscribing to LDN is that their ping is very inconsistant.

Few months ago I was recieving 75-90 ms ping from MBL TF2 servers (Islamabad) and 175-180ms on UK based servers.After a month the ping for MBL server shot up to 150-175 ms,equal to UK servers.And now recently servers from both countries have reached a mind boggling 393-400 ms!! Contacting the LDN CS member was useless since they said to complain the server admin (doesn't make sense for UK based server). I suspect that they are constantly changing their route settings or something similar.

This is my trace route as of now (MBL Pakistan)

Hop IP Address Host Name Response Time

=== ========== ========= =============

1 192.168.1.1 114 ms

2 202.147.184.251 bras.khi.link.net.pk 39 ms

3 202.147.184.1 gw.khi.link.net.pk 40 ms

4 221.132.112.125 tw112-static125.tw1.com 44 ms

5 110.93.255.25 tw255-static25.tw1.com 39 ms

6 110.93.255.5 tw255-static5.tw1.com 45 ms

7 221.132.112.70 tw112-static70.tw1.com 44 ms

8 221.120.251.1 rwp44.pie.net.pk 42 ms

9 202.125.128.142 static-khi-ni01-swb.pie.net.pk 319 ms

10 221.120.202.14 static.khi77.pie.net.pk 388 ms

11 58.65.175.218 58-65-175-218.nayatel.pk 345 ms

12 115.186.148.182 games3.dsl.net.pk 348 ms

Trace complete

And this is for a UK server (Lotus Clan.com TF2 server)

Hop IP Address Host Name Response Time

=== ========== ========= =============

1 192.168.1.1 0 ms

2 202.147.184.251 bras.khi.link.net.pk 44 ms

3 202.147.184.1 gw.khi.link.net.pk 45 ms

4 221.132.112.125 tw112-static125.tw1.com 78 ms

5 110.93.255.21 tw255-static21.tw1.com 40 ms

6 212.73.253.73 204 ms

7 4.69.151.9 216 ms

8 4.69.143.238 ae-7-7.ebr1.Paris1.Level3.net 207 ms

9 4.69.139.194 ae-11-51.car1.Paris1.Level3.net 164 ms

10 4.68.110.122 tiscali-level3-te.Paris1.Level3.net 402 ms

11 89.149.183.30 xe-3-3-0.lon25.ip4.tinet.net 382 ms

12 77.67.74.226 iomart-hosting-gw.ip4.tinet.net 323 ms

13 62.233.127.182 62-233-127-182.as20860.net 323 ms

14 95.154.193.27 335 ms

Trace complete

Any idea?Solutions?

Thanks

i have an alternate LDN connection and my results are very similar to yours.... High inconsistent pings from every server, try your best to get a ptcl connection, ptcl gets decent ping from mbl servers and decent ping from europe too...... LDN has very bad routing and they limit your ping (a CSR revealed it to me), he said the least ping u will ever get to your exchange server is 38ms, whereas on my ptcl connection i get 38ms from Karachi, im from rwp btw....

anyways, i did a tracert to the tf2 server too:

Tracing route to 95.154.193.27 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1

2 605 ms 538 ms 498 ms ldn-isbiba1-bras.link.net.pk [210.2.176.252]

3 43 ms 60 ms 42 ms static-host210-2-169-34.link.net.pk [210.2.176.1

69]

4 68 ms 86 ms 75 ms tw23-static153.tw1.com [117.20.23.153]

5 160 ms 80 ms 76 ms tw192-static97.tw1.com [110.93.192.97]

6 226 ms 261 ms 198 ms atm9-0-0.1877.gw2.par4.alter.net [194.98.61.173]

7 271 ms 259 ms 358 ms so-3-0-0.XT1.PAR2.ALTER.NET [146.188.9.25]

8 471 ms 472 ms 497 ms POS0-0.BR1.PAR2.ALTER.NET [146.188.2.5]

9 238 ms 180 ms 291 ms PAR.glbx.net [146.188.112.118]

10 317 ms 274 ms 269 ms IOMART.TenGigabitEthernet7-1.ar4.LON3.gblx.net [

64.211.1.190]

11 344 ms 453 ms 411 ms 62-233-127-182.as20860.net [62.233.127.182]

12 557 ms 643 ms 510 ms 95.154.193.27