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Gabrieltheninth's Avatar

01.24.2017 , 02:51 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by DagazSW View Post
Same here. From the beginning of 2017, every day, I can't login after 19:00 (Rome).
Playing kotet I have lag spikes,audio clipping, bad performances. After 19 no chance to login. Never happened before to me, and I'm here from day one :/
And it means the problem is not in the provider. Thank you for responding.
Now I hope anyone from BW could see this and act properly.

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01.24.2017 , 03:11 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Gabrieltheninth View Post
And it means the problem is not in the provider. Thank you for responding.
Now I hope anyone from BW could see this and act properly.
He may have a different issue tbh. He whote "From the beginning of 2017, every day", and we have the issue for a week or so, first 2 weeks of january were more than fine.
I'll pm you the link to provider forum thread and some additional info in a few minutes.


10.15.2019 , 01:24 PM | #13
And at the moment I have the very same problem as mentioned earlier. How was it solved in the end? I seem to have broken my head over this

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10.15.2019 , 02:47 PM | #14
Well, nobody ever replied to say it was solved, so it probably just cleared itself up.
These sorts of localized ping spikes are usually caused by a glitchy hub/router somewhere between you and the servers. If that's so, it should clear up soon when they repair/replace the hub/router.
(By "localized", I mean that the problem only affects individuals in a certain area, such as those two people in Moscow.)
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10.16.2019 , 04:49 AM | #15
I had the same problem. Suddenly I had extreme lags for weeks.
Before that I could play with 40 ms, now it wasn´t possible to play at prime time at all.

I contacted customer service, my provider and the owner of the "bad" server that was on the route to the swtor server.
The only one that helped me at all was swtor customer service by suggesting me to use a VPN program.
Everyone else just said its not their problem. And they've known the problem for years!

If you have lags, trace your route and show it to customer service.
In my case the bad route was the problem and that is something that swtor is not responsible for.

Use a VPN program (I use Pingzapper, works great) if the problem is your route.
Hope that helps

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10.16.2019 , 06:32 AM | #16
This thread began in 2017, so the issue isn't new to players, and the usual advice applies, and usually "lag spkes" are not just necessarily huge latency pings, when people bother to look, but background processes taking up resources, so I'll try to address as many causes of "lag" that come to mind. Many of these address chronic issues, not short-term seen lag spikes, but I'm including them anyway. Might as well dish up the whole cake.

1. Play on a wire not over the air.
2. Get a decent provider doing better than 20mbs up and down
3. Trace your internet hops as mentioned
4. Clean out old extraneous windows start-up programs that may be hampering performance by going to the net
5. Check your router to see if you're not seeing large DDOS attacks. Unplug the router for 10 minutes and try again.
6. Update the firmware in your router, even if you bought the router yesterday.
7. Activate your router's QOS (quality of service) and have it lean heavily toward gaming
8. If using Windows 10, consider giving it an enema by doing a non-destructive refresh (or destructive if you prefer)
9. While gaming, set your router to ignore any IOT (internet of things) devices like fridges and coffee makers
10. Run a deep scan with your anti-malware and anti-virus software
11. Several Microsoft updates have come all in a row lately. Trigger their downloads and get them out of the way
12. Java updater, CCleaner updater, and the like, run off to the net when they want. Remove from your startup
13. If the game is loaded on a traditional HDD rather than an SDD, consider optimizing the HDD
14. Is your nVidia, Radeon, or internal HP graphics driver up to date?
15. Kill any post-processing make-me-pretty graphics processes like nVidia's Freestyle or ReShade
16. Set up your antivirus program to roll over and play dead (or go to low-process mode) while you're gaming
17. Make sure your little brother's not streaming Antony and Cleopatra (a 3-hour 40 minute movie)
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10.24.2019 , 03:34 AM | #17
I have downloaded Pingzapper and it has worked wonders, my server connection is stable once again. The only downside is that you have to pay for it, but oh well.