Hi to all,
We are currently kicking off our first unity project and I want to know what the best practice for networking would be. The game ( and hopefully games) involves no state synchronization for game objects, simple RPCs are sufficient, as it is a board game. We want to use an authoritative server, which has some simple logic like login, chat and the actual game with logic. For the networking I identified three options:
So my questions are: Which would is the best practice for networking not involving state synchronization? Is Unity's networking protocol reliable? If so, is this protocol documented somewhere?
Any inputs on the matter will be greatly appreciated.
Unity's network is a closed box.
If all you do is shovel messages between the server and clients, I suggest you either
a) write your custom server
b) use one of the many excellent third-party server solutions available such as SmartFox or ElectroTank. This Google doc holds every known third-party server solution with integration to Unity, I believe.
In any of these ways you'll get rid of the need to run a Unity build as your server, which is good for numerous reasons, not the least of those the facts that from tests I've conducted Unity can't handle more than 100 concurrent users and is limited to sending 5Mb of traffic per second.
As a nice bonus you'll also free yourself some system resources.