How is everyone else's ping time to the server? On average my ping time to all IRE games sits around 130ms. That may not be a big problem for the bulk of you living close in relative terms to where the servers are actually located but from someone on a different continent it is really making my gameplay with IRE games these days somewhat unsatisfactory. I am not a computer inept and I understand that there is several thousand miles between my home and the servers, and whilst that doesn't effect MMO's and other mutiplayer games because of how the client keeps in sync with the servers over great distances, it is somewhat noticeable on a MUD. 100+ms server lag makes for a bad meeting. I don't see any way around that other than a server in Europe. Do any other of you fellow European's play through large ping times?
For me personally, it is akin to frame skipping in graphical games. It is so visible to me as a player that I am waiting a certain period of time for a response from the server. 100+ ms is noticeable on a MUD. Try typing a few directions to move rooms in quick succession and you will notice that those bits just don't hit your connection quick enough to be fluid.