It’s kind if bizarre. I’m used to a ping monitor updating in real time, say, every second or so. But in game, the ping only changes if I select something or issue a command.
When the game starts, the ping will be 0.00ms and it will not move from that until I click on/select something. I can type, pan the screen around and click on the terrain but it doesn’t move from 0.00 until I select something. But maybe that’s just the way it’s coded.
So, to the question:
Running a test now for an example.
Starting at 0.00
The first click was on the town hall. It jumped to 95.00
Clicked on the mine. It jumped down to 75.00
Selected the workers. Jumped up to 81.33.
Clicked the town hall again. Jumped down to 61.25.
From here I did a lot of clicking all over the place, say about 20 or 30. It mostly jumped around between 50 and 60.
Stopped to type this then did another rapid ~30 clicks. It jumped around between 30 and 60.
[There’s also the matter of having a ping when physically offline. Could something be up with ping altogether? See my reply to AkaNoSaber below.]