I'm looking for some general answers. If anyone has some insight, it would be helpful and appreciated. 1. Why is it that when I do a CMD ping to my server or when I see the server in the direct connect, the ping is registering around 40-50... BUT, when I am in game, the ping is 100-130 under players? 2. We have a handful of people that play, just about 6 of us. Not many. Most live in the East US. Note: The server is in NY. One of them lives in the far West US. Now prior to the server, we would play on my local machine, and this other gamer in the West had some difficulty joining my local machine too. everyone would have to leave the game except me, so he could join, then everyone else could join back in. I'm wondering if we have to do the same work around for the server. I'm not sure what the West US gamer internet connection is like, but I imagine that's the issue more over than location. What do you all think?