The lag I'm experiencing is this.. It runs smoothly for about 5 seconds, then I get about 6-10 seconds of slow/sluggish visuals and response time.. and then it catches up and is smooth for another 5 seconds only to repeat itself again. You can imagine how frustrating this is.
I was wondering if this sounds like a hardware issue, or a network issue.
I run on a constant 17Mbps down / 2.5Mbps up connection. I don't know if this information helps at all.
As for the hardware, I expected a little bit of lag anyway because I'm playing on my Late 2008 15" Unibody MacBook Pro.
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
VRAM: 256 MB
Hard Drive: Hitachi HTS543225L9SA02:
Capacity: 250.06 GB (250,059,350,016 bytes)
Model: Hitachi HTS543225L9SA02
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Rotational Rate: 5400
Medium Type: Rotational
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
Available Hard Drive Space: 11.34 GB
If you need any more information to help me out, please say so. I don't know exactly what kind of information is necessary and what is not.
I talked to a friend at work, and he said upgrading my hard drive would probably help. So I found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136856
Would that solve anything? If not, what will?
I'm looking for any sort of solution that will at least make the game playable until later this summer when I can afford to either build a gaming desktop or buy one of the new rumored/unreleased iMacs.