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Refugee

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Phone hot spot?
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:11:36 AM »
Do any of you play using your phone for a hot spot?  Do you find it adequate?  Big combat RPTs go just fine?  How much data do you use up playing an hour?

It seems to me that, being a text game, we shouldn't be talking about a big strain, but I'm not sure what all gets passed back and forth.

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 11:29:04 AM »
It depends on the strength of your connection.

I'm right at the outside edge of my local 4G coverage, so my phone will flip back and forth between 4G and 3G, and every time it does, it hangs and I have to reconnect.

Otherwise, the bandwidth is vastly more than you need for Armageddon.
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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 12:14:13 PM »
One year when I was traveling for my summer job, I used my mobile hotspot for lots of things, including DotA and Mud.  It was more reliable than the internet company there.  It's good, as long as you have a data plan.
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Refugee

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 12:45:04 PM »
Thanks for the comments so far, it's reassuring.

How much data would you estimate you'd use in playing per hour?  I shouldn't think much.

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 12:48:23 PM »
Thanks for the comments so far, it's reassuring.

How much data would you estimate you'd use in playing per hour?  I shouldn't think much.

A very minimal amount since Armageddon is mostly just text.

A whole day of Armageddon probably wouldn't even come close to watching a 2 minutes video.
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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 01:58:45 PM »
Thanks for the comments so far, it's reassuring.

How much data would you estimate you'd use in playing per hour?  I shouldn't think much.

A very minimal amount since Armageddon is mostly just text.

A whole day of Armageddon probably wouldn't even come close to watching a 2 minutes video.

This.  It takes almost no data for arm, the extra bandwidth comes from the activities I tend to do while playing arm, i.e. streaming music.

Minimal data plan if you're only going to use it for arm and arm alone.  Cheapest plan available.  But if you have other things to do off of it, get more.  I'm sure this is a profound and deep thought, that you need more data if you're doing other things.
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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 02:29:45 PM »
 8)

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 02:42:09 PM »
That looks amazing, very nice.

Hauwke

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 06:03:21 PM »
I used to use 400 mb of phone data a month back when I was playing on just that data, and I played super heavy amounts. Almost unhealthy amounts of time.

Take from that what you will.

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 07:38:50 PM »
That looks amazing, very nice.
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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 11:19:43 PM »
you better parcel some of that off for me whaaaat
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Refugee

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 11:31:03 PM »
you better parcel some of that off for me whaaaat

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 04:40:23 PM »
God no, I could not play Armageddon on my phone. I have to use a keyboard, I'm way too slow at typing on my phone.
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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 05:06:24 PM »
God no, I could not play Armageddon on my phone. I have to use a keyboard, I'm way too slow at typing on my phone.

Same. Text messages already take waaaaay too long to type.

Refugee

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 05:52:54 PM »
No no.  Using the phone for a hot spot for my desktop to connect through.

Exen44

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 06:01:46 PM »
Oh, well I've never had any need for that so I dunno.
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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2017, 02:33:14 AM »
I've never had issues using a hotspot for gaming as long as I have a good connection.
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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2017, 02:02:23 PM »
I don't think I'd ever use a hotspot for Armageddon on the off chance that it disconnects me in the middle of something important and maybe get me killed. That'd piss me off.
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Refugee

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Re: Phone hot spot?
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2017, 09:52:14 PM »
Thanks everyone for the helpful replies!