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We can see from the feedback in many threads here in our forum, that in some cases, latency has increased, which is the complete opposite of what we want our players to experience in Sanctuary.

Please bear in mind that some of the issues you may be experiencing are not necessarily specific to this region.

I had previously posted that we are working our absolute hardest to address these concerns as soon as possible and nothing has changed in this regard.

In the interest of identifying trends, such as routing issues, I would ask that those who are affected by high latency could provide the following details:

Region in Aus/NZ:
ISP Name:
Connection Type: i.e (ADSL)
Latency Range in game:
Average Latency:

If we could keep this thread clear and precise then this would help collating the information.

Also I want to say thank you for being patient as we work to improve latency for Aus/NZ players.
Thanks for keeping up with this.
Region in Aus/NZ: Tasmania
ISP Name: Telstra Bigpond
Connection Type: ADSL 1.5Mps
Latency Range in game: 380-800
Average Latency: 450

On launch up till the weekend ran 180-220 pretty much anytime. Doesn't seem to matter what time of day now, average is 450, but playing late night (AEST) sees spikes up to 2000.
Edited by OGLENNYBOY#6642 on 5/21/2012 12:10 AM PDT
Region in Aus/NZ: Wellington, NZ
ISP Name: TelstraClear
Connection Type: Cable, 100/10
Latency Range in game:
over this past w'end Sunday NZ time 11am - 7pm: between 290 - 1200+
from 7pm onward: 200 - 440
prior to this w'end 7pm onward: 165 - 190
Average Latency:
this w'end: ~300
prior to this w'end: ~180
Region in Aus/NZ: Auckland NZ
ISP Name: Telecom NZ
Connection Type: i.e (ADSL) ADSL2+
Latency Range in game: 220ms-410ms usually, sometimes see spikes to 480ms or so
Average Latency: 360ms

I performed a tracert to your login servers (as requested by your tech help people) and got 139ms, so why does my latency suddenly double or triple soon as I get in the game?

Tracing route to 12.119.209.68 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms [removed for privacy]
2 8 ms 7 ms 7 ms [removed for privacy]
3 7 ms 9 ms 7 ms mdr-fid-int.akbr5.global-gateway.net.nz [202.37.244.222]
4 7 ms 13 ms 6 ms ae4-10.akbr5.global-gateway.net.nz [202.37.244.221]
5 7 ms 6 ms 6 ms xe3-1-0.tkbr9.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.74]
6 135 ms 130 ms 131 ms ae2-3.labr5.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.142]
7 130 ms 130 ms 131 ms ae0-3.lebr6.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.86]
8 131 ms 135 ms 135 ms ae0-3.lebr6.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.86]
9 136 ms 135 ms 136 ms ae-1.r21.lsanca03.us.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250.4.240]
10 135 ms 135 ms 135 ms ae-2.r05.lsanca03.us.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250.5.86]
11 139 ms *

Where is the extra latency coming from to get me 360ms in the actual game regularly?

Also am forced to join General chat just to stay in the game - if I don't do this I get booted with an error 3007 after 2 minutes, without fail. General chat is being spammed by the goldsellers non-stop, so this is unacceptable.
Edited by Lollie#6501 on 5/21/2012 12:18 AM PDT
Region in Aus/NZ: New Zealand
ISP Name: Telstra Clear
Connection Type: i.e (ADSL) Cable
Latency Range in game: 290 - 1800
Average Latency: 400
Region in Aus/NZ: Adelaide S.A
ISP Name: Adam Internet
Connection Type: ADSL2+
Latency Range in game: 400-600ms+
Average Latency: 400ms

There is a small window late at night when most US players are sleeping that I will get a ping under 300ms. It's funny (sad) as you can watch the latency change as the morning breaks in the US and more players get online and it returns to the high range.

Of course still a lot of error 3007 too.
85 Draenei Shaman
1635
heres some feedback.

GIVE US OUR OWN SERVERS YOU !@#$ING IDIOTS.
Region in Aus/NZ: Townsville, North Queensland
ISP Name: Telstra
Connection Type: Fibre Optic
Latency Range in game: starts at 400 up to 1200ms+ at peak US times
Average Latency: 450
Region in Aus/NZ: Perth, Western Australia
ISP Name: Telstra Bigpond
Connection Type: ADSL1 (8mbit)
Latency Range in game: 280-650
Average Latency: 330

Latency varies greatly on the time though, and will actually go up to or greater than 750ms, but this is usually in short bursts with the highest sustained lag is usually between 450-650ms.

I assume the massive spikes may be on my end with background downloads but the sustained lag I'm fairly positive is not, my guess being sever load.

My connection is reliable, but the delay is noticeable and does effect game play negatively.

When it is sitting on the lower end of the scale it isn't so bad I can deal with it, but past 350 it just degrades rapidly.
85 Orc Death Knight
9360
05/20/2012 11:59 PMPosted by Arcagnion
Also I want to say thank you for being patient as we work to improve latency for Aus/NZ players.


What of the US regions? Or will they get the scraps of everything, release and now fixes for the game since it is unplayable with the pings.
Region in Aus/NZ: Brisbane, Queensland
ISP Name: TPG
Connection Type: i.e (ADSL) ADSL 1 (8mbps)
Latency Range in game: 400 - 1000
Average Latency: 450 (was 240 for the first couple days)

It's rather annoying, ends up taking 10+ seconds of clicking a chest or something for it to work when it spikes.
Region in Aus/NZ: Brisbane, Queensland
ISP Name: Optus
Connection Type: Cable
Latency Range in game: 240 - 500
Average Latency: 280 off peak, 400 US prime time
90 Draenei Warrior
aus
10675
Region in Aus/NZ: Victoria
ISP Name: Netspace (iiNet)
Connection Type: ADSL 1, 8Mbit
Latency Range in game: 300ms - 900ms
Average Latency: 400ms
Region in Aus/NZ:Melbourne Au
ISP Name: Telstra
Connection Type:Cable..ADSL
Latency Range in game:380-700
Average Latency:360
Region in Aus/NZ: Perth West Australia
ISP Name: iinet
Connection Type: ADSL 2
Latency Range in game: 400ms - 800 ms
Average Latency: 450ms

Please make it faster!!!!!
Region in Aus/NZ: NZ, Christchurch
ISP Name: Telstra clear
Connection Type: i.e (ADSL) Cable
Latency Range in game: 200 at night (local time), to about 700 in the morning (local time)
Average Latency: 400

For what it's worth, my two friends who both live very close to me get similar latency.
Region in Aus/NZ: Geelong (near Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
ISP Name: Internode
Connection Type: ADSL2+
Latency Range in game: 400-600
Average Latency: 450

I have seen it go over 1000, but only twice, usually it's pretty stable at just over 400 since the patch, day one I was getting 200-400 though and it was usually stable at about 225.
Edited by AusSkiller#1817 on 5/21/2012 1:46 AM PDT
86 Human Death Knight
7525
Region in Aus/NZ: Queensland
ISP Name: Telstra
Connection Type: ADSL2
Latency Range in game: 300-800
Average Latency: 480

Last few days I have been getting spikes closer to 1000 for 15-20 seconds every 10-15mins.
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