On the plus side, my pay did come as I was hoping, and it was the full amount of $456.00. With $100.00 going to board and $45.00 going to my server payment tomorrow, I decided I'd jump on the fast internet bandwagon and jump into Wireless 3G broadband.
For the most part, it's incredibly nice. Between fast music, fast surfing and fast porn, it's a god. But unfortunately, it's completely and utterly useless for what I was hoping to use it for: Gaming.
I get a maximum download speed of roughly 1.23Mbps. Which is twice the speed I was expecting to get and blows my old 25kbps out of the water, steals it's girlfriend and assimilates it's family. The only unfortunate problem is, while playing games, I might as well be using dial up. My ping on Crossfire went from 199 on my landline connection, to ~350 on the 3G wifi. Why this is, I couldn't tell you. I assume the upload speed just blows, or the game doesn't register enough bandwidth for the receiver to consider using full capacity. The same happens on BYOND. While in Chatters, it idles on 3kbs.
So it's not a major let down. I can download porn faster than I could have ever dreamed. But I unfortunately can't play games like I was hoping. Unless there's some crafty bugger on Google who's figured something out, but I have yet to do any extensive research on it. This is the lesson kids: Never look at just download capacity verses cost. Always check out user experiences.
So that thing set me back a whole $100.00 (+$20.00 for credit my brother is going to give back to me, as he's currently enjoying the faster porn). I feel empty inside, but on the other hand, I feel so incredibly happy that I was successfully able to blow $100.00 on what is essentially a useless trinket and not feel guilty. Well, at least not feel guilty until next week when that $100.00 would have been really useful.