Question about Home and World Latency

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100 Draenei Shaman
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Hey guys,

A lot of people on my realm including myself are wondering how each latency is measured? Is home something like the last hop before it leaves the country? We're just curious what each of these mean now.
Im extremely interested in this.

EDIT:This is important to me, because I normally get high latencies of 400ms-700ms and I need to calibrate my play accordingly. So a better understanding of my latency can help me :)
Edited by Jetru on 2/8/2011 1:03 PM PST
88 Dwarf Shaman
15390
As am I, logging in today to see it was the first I had heard of it and no where I've looked seems to be able to answer this question.
100 Draenei Shaman
12830
Hopefully a blue can provide a response. :)
86 Goblin Warlock
4380
02/08/2011 1:10 PMPosted by Hellsheep
Hopefully a blue can provide a response. :)


Latency is the delay between Blizzard's response to your packets and you receiving that response to your packet.
100 Draenei Shaman
12830
I know what Latency is. What is the difference between home and world latency? How is each measured?
66 Human Paladin
770
02/08/2011 2:11 PMPosted by Hathios
Latency is the delay between Blizzard's response to your packets and you receiving that response to your packet.



I think people are wondering what the new latencies displayed in game are.

when you look now it shows 2 different latencies for example mine:

46 ms (home)
87 ms (world)
100 Draenei Shaman
12830
02/08/2011 2:30 PMPosted by Pixxius
Latency is the delay between Blizzard's response to your packets and you receiving that response to your packet.



I think people are wondering what the new latencies displayed in game are.

when you look now it shows 2 different latencies for example mine:

46 ms (home)
87 ms (world)


Correct, this is exactly what i'm wondering.
86 Goblin Warlock
4380
02/08/2011 2:27 PMPosted by Hellsheep
I know what Latency is. What is the difference between home and world latency? How is each measured?


It was apparently added in today's patch.

I will say that my "Home" latency is what I normally got before. It really doesn't make sense that one value would be 25ms higher. Really shouldn't matter provided they are near the same value.

Your question was worded funny, I swear you were asking what latency was, i see now what you actually asked.
90 Dwarf Paladin
13765
02/08/2011 2:30 PMPosted by Pixxius
Latency is the delay between Blizzard's response to your packets and you receiving that response to your packet.



I think people are wondering what the new latencies displayed in game are.

when you look now it shows 2 different latencies for example mine:

46 ms (home)
87 ms (world)

damn i wish i had your latency >.>
i just spoke to a nice man at blizz tech support, he thought that "home" is a measure of your time to the server, and "world" is a measure of the servers time to you.

if he was accurate "world" probably needs to be renamed, as it is misleading.
100 Dwarf Hunter
16590
02/08/2011 2:49 PMPosted by Alexo
if he was accurate "world" probably needs to be renamed, as it is misleading.


Or even "to" and "from".

66 Human Paladin
770
02/08/2011 2:41 PMPosted by Hellfar



I think people are wondering what the new latencies displayed in game are.

when you look now it shows 2 different latencies for example mine:

46 ms (home)
87 ms (world)

damn i wish i had your latency >.>



I am lucky enough to have a 24mbps down/3mbps up connection.
85 Orc Warrior
6255

damn i wish i had your latency >.>



I am lucky enough to have a 24mbps down/3mbps up connection.


that doesnt mean anything
i have a 30mbps down/15mbps up connection

150 ms home
178 ms world

latency has almost nothing to do with your bandwith, your latency is given by the network quality and the distance between the server and you.. if you're close to the server you will get the same latency with a 2mbps connection
MVP
86 Night Elf Priest
7720
Vrakthis just answered that here:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2046966150#5

02/08/2011 3:29 PMPosted by Vrakthris
From what I was able to find out, Alexo, Home is where you are connect to (i.e. your realm), World is where you are now (i.e. standing in Orgrimmar).
MVP - Customer Support
100 Night Elf Priest
13340
Vrakthris answered this over in another thread.

02/08/2011 3:29 PMPosted by Vrakthris
From what I was able to find out, Alexo, Home is where you are connect to (i.e. your realm), World is where you are now (i.e. standing in Orgrimmar).


http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2046966150#5

Edit: This is rigged.
Edited by Shandiee on 2/8/2011 3:55 PM PST
Support Forum Agent
02/08/2011 3:55 PMPosted by Eilethalua
Vrakthis just answered that here:


If I find out anything different I will certainly pass it along but that is what I was able to find out thus far. :)
MVP - World of Warcraft
100 Gnome Warrior
13080
Ok, could Twulf kindly explain that to me in smaller words?

Because I'm not entirely sure what that means.
87 Blood Elf Death Knight
12805
c-c-c-combo breaker.

O.o

Very interesting - should log in and check :3
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