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Drop Rate

Drop Rate

So in multiplayer, I noticed that there was something called "Drop Rate", which I'm guessing is related to connection, but there is already connection bars, and they can be multiple bars even if drop rate is red. (It seems that "high" drop rate is 25% and above)

So what does Drop Rate mean?

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The percentage of players whose connection drops out while you are hosting.

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Re: Drop Rate

So the chance of losing connection from "High Latency" if I join that lobby?

(Like, a lobby with 15% drop rate, so I have a 15% change of losing connection?)

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In theory yes, as this is an average. Obviously if a player with a bad conncetion joins him, the chances are in excess of 80% of a drop and vice versa. It also depends on the host's internet connection and distance to the people connecting.

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Re: Drop Rate

Also, what about the ones with a dash (-) as the drop rate? Does it mean there is no drop rate for that lobby or something else?

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Yes, that person probably never hosted a match and therefore no statistics are available.

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Re: Drop Rate

I saw a drop rate of 2147483647%, is this a glitch or something else?

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Since you can't drop more than 100% off your clients I'd say something went wrong somewhere.

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http://imgur.com/a/XGQwp

Got 2 pictures of it (both lobbies hosted by the same guy, but I didn't join them).

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So effectively for every person that joins over 2 million drop out.
This guy just defeated Newton and Einstein's laws!
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WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO??? bc  bc  bc  bc

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Insert morse SOS

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Re: Drop Rate

The number (2,147,483,647), actually got it's own wikipedia article and a few other articles besides (about computing and such), so it might be related.

Check it out

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The number 2,147,483,647 (or hexadecimal 7FFF,FFFF16) is the maximum positive value for a 32-bit signed binary integer in computing. It is therefore the maximum value for variables declared as integers (e.g., as int) in many programming languages, and the maximum possible score, money, etc. for many video games. The appearance of the number often reflects an error, overflow condition, or missing value.

Straight out of the horse's mouth...

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http://imgur.com/0Wiubm9

Similar glitch, but with a lower drop rate (306783360).

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http://imgur.com/0Wiubm9

Similar glitch, but with a lower drop rate (306783360).

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