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Just Pathetic

Discussion in 'UO Spiels N Rants' started by Gladius, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Gladius

    Gladius Guest

    What is? LAG!!!!

    Been playing around using different computers and various local ISP, however on all shards LAG seems to be the name of the game for UO.

    What gives huh? Is this what folks are paying good money for?:cursing:

  2. Zayin666

    Zayin666 Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Jan 30, 2009
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    I dont get any lag!

    Client: SA
    Shard: Europa
    Connection: 8Mbit/512Kbit DSL
    PC: 2.6C2D, 3GB MEM, ATI2600HD, Windows 7RC

    Avarage pingtime to Europa server without loss: 65ms
  3. Mitzlplik_SP

    Mitzlplik_SP Guest

    Zero lag for me.

    SA or 2d
    Lake Superior
    10mb/1mb cable
    AMD 2.4 single core,4 gigs ram,512 Nvidia 9800 GT
    Win XP Pro

    My average ping to LS is between 40 and 65.
  4. Kiminality

    Kiminality Guest

    Lag comes in many flavours.

    You have the standard low ping, which feels like you're running through treacle, with moderate-to-large pauses between when you do things, and when they happen.
    Packet loss, which is indicated by large freezes, as the client waits for data packets that have been lost en route.
    And system performance, which is generally characterised by choppy behaviour. In UO's case, this would be most indicated by mouse movements and animation.
    Lastly, there's server-lag, which isn't something that tends to happen these days. Could take the characteristics of the first two, especially on changing areas, but with the defining part that everyone would suffer it.

    From the sound of it, I'd say you have one of the first two, relating to a hop on your route to the server. Changing your ISP will only change the first few hops, and the endpoint will be the same.
    Consider it like a commute to work, where you run into congestion in the last mile of your journey. Regardless of whether you drive, take the bus, or try a different route, that congestion is always going to be waiting for you.

    Run a traceroute to the shard, and see which router along the way is causing the problems.
  5. Kaleb

    Kaleb Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    I hardly get any lag, mostly because my cpu isn't as old as the game its self. Cpus are pretty much something you have to either update hardware every couple years or a new cpu every couple years. Its sad in days of modern tech that some people are still running P2's and lower with hardly a gig of memory and a graphics card designed to run games from the late 90's early-mid 2000's. causing UO to have to cater to these people.
  6. Aran

    Aran Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend -A-

    Apr 1, 2000
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    If you want shiny and flashy, go play a shiny and flashy game. UO is 2D. End of story.
  7. Velandra

    Velandra Guest

    what kind of system are you running?

    Is it really lag, or is it a performance issue?

    I ping at about 39ms to Pacific, but on my last computer I FELT laggy, picked up a new one last week and OMG it is like a completely different game.
  8. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    May 16, 2008
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    Even the best computers lag for many different reasons other than the game. While it may be easy to blame EA for the lag it's more likely not their fault but your computer.