Please advise the status of an Australia / Oceanic based server for League of Legends.
There is your large thread (1 year ago) collecting data here regarding our terrible latency issues to your NA server that we have to put up with: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1174937
Also, many people are now aware of the upcoming release of the DOTA 2 Australian server next month: http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?...l=1#post407410
Dota 2 Update - January 3rd, 2013
- Added Australia server region.
We want dedicated Oceanic service and support as much as you guys, and we're working hard behind the scenes to make that happen
The many Australian / New Zealand players here deserve an update regarding this matter. I have been a loyal player since Closed Beta 2009 and I even traveled from Australia to LA to watch the Season 2 Championships in person. I like your game, I have stuck with it through all of the changes and I am upcoming to 4 years in this great community. Unfortunately, after hearing DOTA 2 stepping it up for us, often forgotten and ignored members of the gaming community, it comes to great sadness to have to start favouring another game over this one, just so that we can comfortably play without 200-300 latency.
I don't want to play DOTA 2 over League of Legends, I want to play League of Legends with <100 latency. Unfortunately, we are greatly lacking any information or updates from you regarding if or when we may be seeing some good news about our struggle to compete in a competitive game due to constant latency issues.
tl;dr: Requesting Riot to provide an update to Australian / Oceanic players regarding if or when we are going to see a server that is dedicated for our region.
tl;dr Good News! An Oceanic server is on the way!
Update May 1:
Hey guys just a quick update from when i started the thread until now.
When i saw the official recruitment posting for the Sydney office i instantly applied for the NOC Technician position (someone who will be directly responsible for the Oceanic Server). The entire interviewing process took about 2 months, I spoke with multiple managers in both Riot Head Office and the new Oceanic office, I even went down and spoke to the Country Manager in person at the new office.
Unfortunately I only made it to the final 3 in the recruitment process and did not manage to become the NOC Technician for Oceania. I was hoping to be able to make a direct impact on the development of the new Oceanic server for our community but unfortunately it did not come to pass.
I guess now I will just be another eager observer on the progress of our new server, waiting from the outside for any new information.
I tried my best, several months of interviews and made it all the way to the finish line, but only got the silver medal. Sorry guys
TheOddOne stating how terrible the gaming experience is in Australia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25nNtJv9ptg#t=1m43s
A wild reddit post has appeared: http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflege...ers_needs_you/
Also a very helpful aussie below:
Australian server hosting and bandwidth costs are well above what Riot would pay for the equivalent in the US. However there are companies willing to help with that because they recognise that bringing the world's most played game to Australians would be a big deal.
I work at iiNet, Australia's 2nd largest broadband ISP, as part of the team that run our gaming network and we would be incredibly eager to discuss what we can offer in terms of datacentre hosting to Riot. With DSL quotas what they are in Australia, being able to offer quota-free traffic to our customers who play League of Legends would be a huge PR boost for us.
If anyone from Riot wants to discuss this proposal further, feel free to send me a PM and I'll provide my contact info.
A major concern for most of us:
An sensible post from reddit user Dyerbolical
|Australia really goes under the radar in forms of all gaming, yet people don't realize that the majority of oceania players would be playing on say the NA servers and yet would still be rather high ranks in their games. Being high ranked plus having terrible ping, by having a Oceania server, it would create a gateway to great potential and amazing players.|
A basic summary of the thread so far:
I'm honestly surprised this doesn't have any sort of response. Have we heard anything on this subject from a red lately?, the last I've seen were old as the hills.
With Dota2 releasing an Australian server I thought the Riot fellas might pop in and some something, anything......
with PAX coming to Australia it could provide Riot with a view to how many of us dedicated gamers actually exist in Australia.
Bumping this because it isn't that hard to put a server farm in Australia. Many lower budget games have done so off the bat, with nowhere near as much support in Aus as LOL already has. Since the new league system, I've really wanted to compete against my other league members, but it would be far more interesting in a smaller competition against local players.
We can't keep playing at 200+ ms pings. Us Aussies have to live with the fact that we can only play some champs at 50% effectiveness, such as; blitz, ezreal, lee sin, brand. The delay causes us to have to predict enemy movement far further ahead.