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To going to amsterdam for a server in London

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To going to amsterdam for a server in London

Theres a new MMOG game coming out and its main server cluster is in london IP is 166.63.217.6 so i run tracert to see how many hops it is thinking that i would be maybe 5-6 at max it was 14 it went to amsterdam and back to get to the thames side server. thats a bit of a waste dont you think anybody else getting less?
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RE: To going to amsterdam for a server in London

> Theres a new MMOG game coming out and its main server cluster is in london IP is 166.63.217.6 so i run tracert to see how many hops it is thinking that i would be maybe 5-6 at max it was 14 it went to amsterdam and back to get to the thames side server. thats a bit of a waste dont you think anybody else getting less?

Might be longer but chances are that route is quicker than the shortest route. Thats why RIP is much more preferable in most cases to OSPF