I’m an south African player on the hive and on my nearest region EU i get 180 ping making it harder in all games. Even though i click 12cps i still can lose fights due to that.
As a lot of other Players suggested that they should add an Australia region/south African/South American Servers. The fundamental problem with it is that the hive does not pull enough players for these to be a region thus making it impossible.
So here is my suggestion: At the main time for players in these regions to join at weekends these regions will open allowing players to play on them that night . They will appear at the Change region npc at the hub . IT will have a show clearly that the region is temporarily closed and maybe greyed out(With the new Hud this might not be possible) When a player tries to join at a time when the region is closed it can, for e.g. say:
Sorry the Australian server is currently closed. You can play on it at (the next time the servers open) 5-9 pm Tomorrow .For more info visit Forum.playhive.com for more info on temporary regions.
There are a few major problems with this:
The hive has data from where a player joins the hive (as said in the translations update)
I do not have that data and thus I don’t know the exact amount of people joining from these regions . If only about 50 joins from a certain region on these times it would be impossible but if 3000 players joins from e.g. Australia they can likely do this.
There might be a logistical error with the server’s that only is running at a certain time. The company’s who own the servers maybe can’t do this thus rendering this idea useless.
That is it from me. Thanks for reading!