But u answered urself right there tho. Popular games are mostly not web games and considering Hide online is a web game, clearly many ppl who plays don't have mid-high end PCs. Also better servers comes with costs and these games practiculary u have on mind costs 40-60$
I do know some games that DC u on 1k ping but under that hardly. And they can be adventage or disadventage, depends.
Personally experienced high ping when some family member decided to use some heavy download. So it happened out of nowhere and my ping went from 60 to 800. Gotta look all the aspects, it's not that simple as it seems.