Hey Maniac, what do you recommend for "network smoothing factor" ?
Thats a good question
For playing online multiplayer (given the highly variable pings and framerates of all the players in large servers) I suggest leaving it at default max value for best gameplay.
*Users with very high performance rigs (high framerates) playing on low ping servers, will see very little if any benefit.
Adjusting this value "down" can be very helpful to mid and lowend rigs (framerates of below 50) who ping servers decently... as timing delays will be reduced. Of course you will also be at a disadvantage against low ping/high Fps players.
I suggest users test this setting on their "favorite" server, and see if it works for them or not.
*it should also be noted that turning the setting down (in most cases) will result in higher "Suppression" effects since the last patch.
I personally leave it at default max values for normal play...
Except when in the full company of equals to my hardware and pings (which is very rarely), lest I have to suffer from the skipping, lagging and flat out visual disgrace of people who disrespect the server by playing totally underpowered or connecting from the other side of the planet....
Turning the setting down, will quickly show you such players.. and ruin your gameplay enjoyment.
<message edited by maniacvvv on Monday, April 02, 2012 10:17 PM>