Have you ever had someone scream "LLLLAAAGGG!", and think... huh?
This morning on AB, i had no problems at all (Australia @ 7am) whereas people in Europe were screaming blue murder! The whole system then crashed giving us an error 15 or something. I came back in and was fine, where as everyone else were still calling lag problems.
So, is it because they are running on a wireless connection? Wireless internet was my reason for lag when i first started playing.
Is it a good excuse for dieing? "Stupid Lag" they say. As if i noticed that they died anyway? Everyone dies. Sometimes easily.
Is it a good excuse for bad playing before you start the game? "Oh, i got lag. Hope it will be ok for you guys"
Is it a bad connection to one of the servers?
Is it because everyone from around the world somehow just wants to go to English 1 district (or American 1). while English District 2-5 are just empty?
So, what is going on? Could ANet please explain a little about their server setups? (Without giving away too much information). Is it because ANet have a ****ty service provider? Does it have something to do with the game architecture or server mechanics? Do we all need to defrag our harddrives? re-install the game and delete the old DAT file?
I read that we are supposed to be able to play the game even on Dial-Up. So why can;t i sometimes play on a 8Mb->11Mb connection? Is there need for an update to the game engine? Sometimes i do LAN with a friend and we look at our computers and i am infront on my computer and she is in front on her computer. Or i am dancing on my comptuer and I am not moving on hers and facing the opposite direction.
I wish we could help ANet solve this problem. Perhaps they need to segregate the servers even more than just Europe and America. Perhaps even have other levels or zones? Maybe they need better hardware? Or maybe they just do game updates or server routines while we are playing and we get hit when the antivirus scans our particular entry in the system?
Maybe they are using Oracle and not SQL server, or Linux and not Unix?
Frog, Gaile? Please help us.
Otherwise, admit it people, does the Lag really exist all the time?