Counter strike is an entertaining game that is famous worldwide. The game is a production of valve cooperation and it is mostly renowned for its multiplayer gameplay. Counter strike is a first person shooter game. Gameplay involves two teams, namely, terrorists and the counter terrorists. Mission of game is killing all the opponent players or fulfills the required map objective such as rescuing the hostages from terrorists, preventing terrorists from bombing the area, etc. The game requires the gamer to be aware and have sharp reflexes; therefore a lag (common term used for a slow response of the computer) in the game is completely unacceptable.
The game must have a steady speed and must provide the user best quality output in order for the gamer to fully perform in counterstrike. In multiplayer gaming the probability of smooth flow of game sometimes becomes harder to achieve because even if your computer is providing efficient result one of the other gamers computer might lag. All the players need to have computers perfectly compatible to this game in order to have a normal gameplay. But another question arises when we talk about multiplying counter strike; is it better to play “Online” or through “LAN connection”.
Many people prefer to play with LAN connection because it provides a stable ping for every user, therefore allowing the game not to get stuck. LAN basically stands for local area network, which also provides the users a smooth gameplay with less risk involved because the gamers playing counterstrike are connected through a stable network. On the other hand internet connection may get disrupted due to various reasons. Some gamer might not even have a good network connection therefore preventing him to play the game properly and also showing a lag to other users on his bot (the person being controlled by the gamer).
Sometimes it also becomes convenient to game while sitting at home. Internet provides an opportunity to the users to play while being miles apart. Through internet one can game with people sitting even in other countries. LAN covers only a limited area therefore making it compulsory for the gamers to game in close quarters. Internet does not face this limitation and therefore is better from this perspective.
One reason that also provokes people one to play on LAN instead of on internet is that even though internet allows people to play sitting miles apart, people playing on internet often do not know each other. LAN allows you to play with people you know and are friends with.
Now even though internet may not allow you to game with people whom you might know, but this is not a warranted reason to decide whether to game online or on LAN, because one might not even play with his friends even while sitting in a gaming zone that operates on LAN, and one might even get to play with friends online by making a private room.
So playing online or on LAN is a personal choice of users depending on their situation and requirements.