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Lag - How to identify it
« on: June 09, 2010, 11:09:12 AM »
To help get us better feedback and locate problems regarding lag, this table helps you identify what type of lag you are suffering, if encountering such:

CauseSymptomTypical Solution
Client HardwareIt feels as the entire game is moving slowly or skipping. The user interface isn't responding smoothly and even visual effects that are animated move slower/stutter.Virus Scan/Upgrade your hardware/update drivers.
Client Network ConnectionThe in game elements reacting erratically, monsters and characters not reacting, to then suddenly jump from place to place, quickly executing the actions that should have happened in the meantime, like conducting several hits (sometimes making it very devastating). Upon query, not all other players are experiencing the same.Virus Scan/Close download programs/Contact your ISP.
Server Network ConnectionSame as above, however, it seems to be a consistent problem among all players and DMs.Resetting the server, and if not helping, contact admin or developers.
Server HardwareCan have the same symptoms as above, but usually most noticeable by AI reacting very slowly or not at all, with no afterward quick execution of lost actions. (contrary to network lag, this lag is mainly devastating to NPCs.Resetting the server, and if not helping, contact admin or developers.


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Re: Lag - How to identify it
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 02:21:37 AM »
To help get us better solar panels feedback and locate problems regarding lag, this table helps you identify what type of lag you are suffering, if encountering such:

CauseSymptomTypical Solution
Client HardwareIt feels as the entire game is moving slowly or skipping. The user interface isn't responding smoothly and even visual effects that are animated move slower/stutter.Virus Scan/Upgrade your hardware/update drivers.
Client Network ConnectionThe in game elements reacting erratically, monsters and characters not reacting, to then suddenly jump from place to place, quickly executing the actions that should have happened in the meantime, like conducting several hits (sometimes making it very devastating). Upon query, not all other players are experiencing the same.Virus Scan/Close download programs/Contact your ISP.
Server Network ConnectionSame as above, however, it seems to be a consistent problem among all players and DMs.Resetting the server, and if not helping, contact admin or developers.
Server HardwareCan have the same symptoms as above, but usually most noticeable by AI reacting very slowly or not at all, with no afterward quick execution of lost actions. (contrary to network lag, this lag is mainly devastating to NPCs.Resetting the server, and if not helping, contact admin or developers.


Thanks for sharing out useful information regarding lag.. I have been facing similar problem and your post will surely help me.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 10:38:06 AM by JarrettRatti »