Originally posted by de><ta
Any 1 know much about Direct Connect ?
it's not very leech friendly. most hubs(akin to channels in IRC) make users adhere to having a certain amount of data shared and a certain amount of slots shared.
in my experience, it's also hard to find people with good upload speed, and i find myself uploading a lot more than i'm downloading. whereas with p2p software or IRC i usually just leech. and when i say "good" upload speed i mean anything over 15K/sec.
DC seems to be somewhat more elitist in that manner, requiring people to share, which works both ways. AFAIK you also can't throttle your bandwidth, which pisses me off when i want to play a game online and my ping jumps into the hundreds.