What is choke and what is tick?

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I see things like "Server Tick 66" or Tick 100 or something. I also see people talking about their choke rates. What are these two?

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    Tick rates are how many times per second the server sends information to a client. I wanna know what Choke is too =P
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    The tick rate effectively caps the maximum framerate players can experience on the server, so a tick rate of 30 for example means players can only get up to 30FPS while playing on the server. Note that the tick rate of a server doesn't reduce your performance, it only caps your framerate to maintain the synchronization of all character movements and game physics. Importantly, this setting has no performance impact (or otherwise) whatsoever if you are playing on another server, since the server administrator of that server controls the tick rate for his/her server.

    Choke tells you the number of updates not sent in either direction because the communication link is saturated. 90% of the time choke is caused by misconfigured rates.
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