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Has anyone else been experiencing severe lag on this server lately?

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Has anyone else been experiencing severe lag on this server lately?

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Vulsamee
01.12.2013 , 08:36 AM | #1
I've noticed that when I play, my game lags A LOT on this server. I have one character on another server and I'm not saying that I never lag there, but it's not nearly as severe. I'm not just talking about it lagging for a second or two, but I'm waiting for like five minutes sometimes walking at an invisible wall with nothing happening, only to discover that I'm dead, in combat, etc. This has been happening a lot and the lag is severe.

Is it just me or are you guys sharing that same experience? Could it be I join when the servers are heavily populated? I'm new to SWTOR, PC Gaming, and MMOs, so this might be something common or well-known for you guys.

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adiwantinova
01.12.2013 , 09:40 AM | #2
Yes, not just on fleet, on planet, but also in WZ's. It's really been noticeable for me since Monday night, and subsequently all week.

It seems like it's a rolling lag spike; happening about 2-3x/minute.

I thought it was something with my connection, it's not. Was playing mostly this week from a hotel wifi, but at home with a cat-5 to fiber speeds, same issues are present.
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Vulsamee
01.12.2013 , 10:41 AM | #3
Ah, okay, so at least it's not just me. I've also been having this starting at the beginning of the week. Do you know anything about it being fixed or being addressed or anything?

It's really annoying because, like, I'm trying to play a game with constant and severe lag. x) Good to know it's not just me I suppose, though it sucks that everyone else might be experiencing it.

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adiwantinova
01.12.2013 , 11:27 AM | #4
Well, I decided to increase my graphics settings (up from "very low" to "low" preset values), which usually drops my FPS and overall performance this morning to test, and I had no lag/choppiness at all. The game looked significantly better, and my FPS fluctuated between 30-60 all through one WZ.

I did not, however, try to play another WZ with my settings back at "very low" to see if my experience was less choppy again.

That means one of two things:

(1) The lag is based upon peak play times/higher populated times for the server itself, or
(2) The "very low" setting (at least for my machine) could be causing some lag (odd).

Probably the first, which would make it a server-related issue for us. Dunno.

Some guildies complain about it too, but they don't have it as frequently as I have had it this week they've said.
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DrewFromPhilly
01.12.2013 , 03:11 PM | #5
I get random DCs in warzones, and my connection is fine (I checked last time it happened).

Yay BIoware!

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criminalheretic
01.12.2013 , 03:14 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by adiwantinova View Post
Well, I decided to increase my graphics settings (up from "very low" to "low" preset values), which usually drops my FPS and overall performance this morning to test, and I had no lag/choppiness at all. The game looked significantly better, and my FPS fluctuated between 30-60 all through one WZ.

I did not, however, try to play another WZ with my settings back at "very low" to see if my experience was less choppy again.

That means one of two things:

(1) The lag is based upon peak play times/higher populated times for the server itself, or
(2) The "very low" setting (at least for my machine) could be causing some lag (odd).

Probably the first, which would make it a server-related issue for us. Dunno.

Some guildies complain about it too, but they don't have it as frequently as I have had it this week they've said.
Im on the Harbinger, and it has been pretty bad since about X-mas. I don't think it's your server, I just think whoever was responsible for feeding the hamsters at BW was off from 12-24 to 1-15.
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adiwantinova
01.12.2013 , 06:36 PM | #7
Welp, it was back today. Disregard the higher graphics note above.
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Rincewend
01.13.2013 , 07:20 PM | #8
For me only some planets I have problems and has been that way since 1.4. When I leveled my first two toons on the empire before 1.4 I never suffered lag.

Alderaan
Black Hole (log into only)
Balmora
Hoth

Fleet, FP, and WZ I see no problem. After 1.4 dropped I set my graphics to very low, but still see problems on this planet.

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ahnog
01.14.2013 , 06:18 AM | #9
Not me, works fine.
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RyanReagan
01.14.2013 , 02:14 PM | #10
I think it is server related. When PvP'n as a group, we normally all get lag at the same time. Different client configurations and in different geographic areas all experiencing very bad rubber-banding lag at the exact same time.

Server hardware having to swap to disk would be my best guess not knowing anything about the situation at all.
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