The fun of using TCP for an MMORPG

  title={The fun of using TCP for an MMORPG},
  author={Carsten Griwodz and P{\aa}l Halvorsen},
Massive multi-player online games have become a popular, fast growing, multi-million industry with a very high user mass supporting hundreds or thousands of concurrent players. In many cases, these games are centralized and every player communicates with the central server through a time-critical unicast event stream. Funcom's Anarchy Online is one of these; it is based on TCP. We find that its kind of traffic has some interesting properties that inspire changes to protocol or architecture. In… CONTINUE READING
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