If there’s one thing I’m really fed up off it’s definitely how not one internet provider in Kuwait offers stable internet for gamers. I’m an avid online gamer and have tried Quality Net, KEMS, Gulfnet and now currently with WIMD. WIMD is pretty bad for gamers,
very unstable, haven’t been able to play for the past 3 days and what’s worse is speedtest is showing me 1 MB download/upload speed. Everytime I call them they tell me they will restart my connection and everything should be fine, except nothing changes, everything is as is.
I only know of two companies that offer a ‘gaming service’ where they will boost your ping performance for a fee. Zain offers something called ‘Net Booster’ which will optimize your internet for gaming. I know someone that has tried it and says it was completely useless, nothing has changed, his online ping hasn’t changed a bit.
Fast Telco on the other hand have ‘Fast Gaming‘ which promises a ping of less than 99 for KD 99. This can be very misleading as I doubt a server in America which reach a ping this low. The service is only available for Fiber Optic users, so I can’t have it. It would be interesting to see if someone has tried it and can confirm it’s working. As 99 ping in Kuwait for gaming is not too far from a dream.
If you’re an online gamer and have found a solution to play on a stable low ping or you’re a interter provider who thinks they have the solution, please [contact me].
Update: I take back what I said about WIMD, it’s not the best option for gaming but it works. Turns out a big part of the problem was me connecting wirelessly. I went through a hassle to connect through LAN (ethernet) and there was a significant difference in ping and response rate when gaming.