It's always good to know that AAA games will have local servers. Question is, how do you go about telling the public?
If you're Ubisoft Australia, the answer, apparently, is to Photoshop a kangaroo holding a machinegun while wearing a split beanie and a gas mask. And something around it's paw that I can't quite make out.
— Ubisoft Australia (@UbiAustralia) March 1, 2016
I wonder what the ping would be like if the local servers were actually located in the Simpson Desert. Players have already been getting better pings from New Zealand to the east coast than from Perth to Sydney, after all.
Ubisoft's ocker spin on the local servers did have one positive result: it opened the door for others to play on the theme. Although for whatever reason, Australia's computing power is most closely associated with a potato.
— 1UPeSport Gonzo (@GonzoTheBest) March 1, 2016
The PS/2 plug with an SSD is a real nice touch.
— Adam Walshe (@DrSteve_) March 1, 2016
Nevertheless, it's nice to know that The Division will have local servers. The last thing you want to deal with in any shooter, first or third-person, is having to allow for a massive amount of lead time on your bullets because of lag.
But were kangaroos really the best way to advertise it, Ubi? You could have at least gone with a dropbear.