yeah it really depends on the game. For example, I play wolfenstein enemy territory a lot and my ping is usually around 20-30. When it increases to 60 or higher, I really notice the differnce and I can tell something is wrong. Before my computer upgrade, my ping was usually around 60-70 and I was used to it so I still played fine. Overall, I'd agree with the general ranges given by ATK.
it really depends on the sever(specs connection speed, location)the game you(cpu,gpu hdd,mem,connection speed, location) I play on australian severs from cali in BF2 all the time with a ping of 200 and I still looks as if it were a lan battle.
I was kicked off BF2 for having a 222 ping on a server. What can I do to lower my ping. I just bought a Dell 400 with dual core technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB). I have broadband connection and don't understand why I'm reciving so much lag when playing online.
I've found ping to be mainly affected by location of host - servers in your own country will normally have lower ping for you. Your BB speed is also affected by how far away you are from an exchange - check your speed with DSL reports (or similar). Also, make sure no-one else is using your connection in your home. If UR wireless, make sure it's secure!