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What to do about lag

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Herman, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Herman

    Herman Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 26, 2010
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    So for the last 2 month I have had the worst lag ever in all my years with uo
    Sometimes I only can take 1 step before my character stop moving

    I ping 200 to atlantic and 100 to europa it is not very good but to me it does not look that bad I remember having similar connection before and still was able to play without a problem

    The lag looks to be less when i run as a ghost or empty my backpack/bankbox but that might just be random

    So what to do
    Anyone have any good advice
    Or can point me to some older threds (did not find any)
  2. kongomongo

    kongomongo Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Sep 10, 2012
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    Ping alone is not enough to gauge the connection quality. I recommend winMTR as a free tool to check route, ping and packet loss.

    I know that a number of players have routing problems from their isp to europa/df (level3 network)
  3. The Zog historian

    The Zog historian Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
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    This is correct. Sometimes lower pings don't mean everything, sometimes higher pings don't mean slow connections either. When I pinged 100+, I still had excellent throughput and could run as fast as anyone. The difference ping made, at least for me, was a slightly slower response on individual actions.