I'm an Australian, so when I want to browse for Australian servers with the lowest ping near me, I run a search for some servers.
★SuperiorServers.co - Danktown
DivinityRoleplay.net | DarkRP | Mortal Kombat
Great, two really high player count servers with low ping. I choose to connect. Loading takes a while but after connecting and checking netgraph, I have 200 ping. WTF?
Turns out both of these results are shells which deceptively redirect users by setting up a small shitty server, sync the player counts and redirect incoming traffic to the main server.
I'm really ticked off with this deceptive practice and surprised that I cannot find any other threads about it. Can somebody stop this? Is this ok? WTF IS GOING ON?!?!
184.108.40.206:27015 ★SuperiorServers.co - Danktown
RP.SuperiorServers.co:27015 ★SuperiorServers.co - Danktown
220.127.116.11:27015 DivinityRoleplay.net | DarkRP | Modified Printers
18.104.22.168:27015 DivinityRoleplay.net | DarkRP | Modified Printers