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Server Lag killing Raid's with High instance numbers

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Server Lag killing Raid's with High instance numbers

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Murder_Toys
07.06.2012 , 06:56 AM | #1
This can t just be Are server the red eclipse that recently had 10 smaller low pop server's transferred to here Only for
raid instance's to be lagged out to hell? We are in Denova seeing 75 to 101 people in the instance and BOOM lag spikes like crazy .

I would like to know other peoples story's on this lag ... its crazy

I love that people were able to transfer to a busy server and have a higher pop to interact with but the quality in the raids on the server performance wise is awful..

I ve seen everything from the last boss of EC aoe 60% not showing up , to storm-caller fight being unplayable due to the lag.

what about u guys??

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schnopsnosn
07.06.2012 , 06:58 AM | #2
We had to cancel our raid last night due to the massive lags.
We were @ Kephess HM and due to the insane lag we couldn't even kill the Baradium Bombers in time.
3-4s delay before the cast of an ability even starts and 1-2s delay before the ability even hits...
Our healers were complaining about heals not arriving etc.

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Murder_Toys
07.06.2012 , 07:01 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by schnopsnosn View Post
We had to cancel our raid last night due to the massive lags.
We were @ Kephess HM and due to the insane lag we couldn't even kill the Baradium Bombers in time.
3-4s delay before the cast of an ability even starts and 1-2s delay before the ability even hits...
Our healers were complaining about heals not arriving etc.
Yeah its just not Funny . We v started to talk about raiding hour later or not around peak hours .. I know we always have the option of ( other instance's) but clearing trash again gets old fast

any way Thank you for your reply

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schnopsnosn
07.06.2012 , 07:03 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Murder_Toys View Post
Yeah its just not Funny . We v started to talk about raiding hour later or not around peak hours .. I know we always have the option of ( other instance's) but clearing trash again gets old fast

any way Thank you for your reply
Switching to other instances won't help.
The servers are overloaded at peak-times.

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Talorra
07.06.2012 , 08:19 AM | #5
We are seeing lag, but it is not so bad as to stop our raid. Our server often has a queue to log on during our raid times too.

It sucks though. Here's hoping for a fix soon. Nightmare (when we get it) will truly be a nightmare with the lag.
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ExEin
07.06.2012 , 10:34 AM | #6
Yup Killing the bombers is a pain in the a** when you get a lag spike for 5 secs and they only up for about 20secs. In our guild we noticed it seems to happen when a new group of people zone into EC. Some other group wipes and zones back in while your in middle of encounter seems to cause the lag. I have opened multiple tickets and always get the same response. Saying that it is on my end. How i shouldn't use wireless connection, or share my connection. I live alone and i'm wired straight to my modem, always have 40ms in game. There is no way this is lag is on my end. Bioware needs to figure this out quick. Close all those low pop servers and integrate the hardware into the ~20 destination servers. Maybe open up transfers to 5 more servers letting the single players go to one of those so they can play this MMO single player style (mind boggling to me), but to each is own.

I play this game for end game content only (PvE/PvP). I don't care about RP/Quest/romance etc... This lag should be PRIORITY NUMBER ONE. If this lag is not fixed soon (before Panda) and I cant push the content and try for server 1st. Well guess my $15 will go somewhere else.

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pure_laced
07.06.2012 , 11:23 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Talorra View Post
We are seeing lag, but it is not so bad as to stop our raid. Our server often has a queue to log on during our raid times too.

It sucks though. Here's hoping for a fix soon. Nightmare (when we get it) will truly be a nightmare with the lag.
It was so bad on Tuesday on Stormcaller, we actually halted raid, went outside and spent 20 mins forcing ourselves into another instance server. Then recleared trash and killed the rest of the encounters with less lag and less problems related to lag.
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Andex
07.06.2012 , 01:27 PM | #8
Our Denova is regularly seeing ~115 players on Tuesday during evening EDT. Our core group has never had to stop the raid as a result of the lag, but we did eat a couple of unnecessary deaths on FB/SC as a result of the lag. We got a stereotypical third-time-charm this week and finished the rest of the instance without any trouble, but I can definitely say the lag is starting to get worst, not better. Our second raid group is not as fortunate, since one of the healers is on a connection that is abominable and can lag all by itself, without the help of a bunch of people and server lag.

There are really only a few solutions.

1.) Do not raid at peak times. (Incompatible with players that only have set times they can raid.)
2.) Wait for a different day. (Again, above.)
3.) Try to get into another instance where the lag is less noticeable. (Could interfere with above.)
4.) Grit teeth, wait for fix that will break other things, rinse & repeat.
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ExEin
07.06.2012 , 02:01 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Andex View Post

There are really only a few solutions.

1.) Do not raid at peak times. (Incompatible with players that only have set times they can raid.)
2.) Wait for a different day. (Again, above.)
3.) Try to get into another instance where the lag is less noticeable. (Could interfere with above.)
4.) Grit teeth, wait for fix that will break other things, rinse & repeat.
Ya my raid group goes from 7-10. The 1st hour we are about 16 of the 24-32 people in EC. no lag at all. One shot 1st 2-3 bosses. Then 8-9 hits and we are 16 of 100-150 people. die over and over due to lag.

1. We raid at peak times cus thats when people can play. Usually people play after work so ~6-midnight is about standard. peak times for server. So a solution for this game to be playable is to change my entire schedule. Go to work come one sleep for 5hrs wake up raid from midnight to 3-4am. then go to work. Im sorry no game is worth that. and if Bioware doesnt fix this lag anytime soon. Hope the RP player base can sustain there payroll.

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Lostpenguins
07.06.2012 , 02:03 PM | #10
I've complained about this numerous times as it affects not only PvE Operations, but PvP WZ's. I have a trouble-ticket open where they idiot CS Response was (checking your computer connections). Um, yep, you got me. My computer and internet is affecting everyone else at the exact same time! /sarcasm

However, I noticed that improvement has gone up significantly for me in WZ's and Operations (and everyone else in them as they aren't complaining either) ever since the last patch came out to increase server stability.

Still, BW, if people are still having this issue, you need to get this resolved. Lag spikes are probably the worst types of bugs in a game because they can be game-breaking and also are just super annoying.