Originally Posted by DangerMouse
Daedalus from your profile it says you are in Sweden, if that is still correct and the servers are in Australia, the ping time is going to over 200ms at the best of time - which is fine for the creative server but for the SMP server where you are attacking it is going to cause issues...
Also MC hasnt got the best network code has it?!
"Reminds me when I was a lad, playing on the 56k dial-up modem, playing CS 1.6 with a ping of over 350ms! Those were the days!!!!!..... grumble kids today grumble"
Yes I have a ping of around 350 ms to the server, but that's not the issue. The delays I see are unresponsiveness for 10-30 seconds at a time! If it was only 350 ms I'd be extatic
Imagine trying to hit a zombie that exists 10 seconds in front of its visual representation
As I do it now, I position myself so I clearly see the zombie and make sure it has a straight path towards me, I then start swinging the sword in its direction. Once it visibly reach me it has already taken several hearts of my life and I have more or less killed it.
You have to sort of look into the future and figure out where your enemy will be in 10 seconds and attack in that direction
This of course makes it very hard to battle creepers as you in no way can estimate when they gets too close.