I am having problems with unstable latency/lag, the game is currently unplayable. My latency when the game is running good is around 110-200 mbps. Very randomly the game will spike in latency to anywhere between 1100-2000mbps. This lag "episode" usually lasts anywhere between 30secs-2minutes and is entirely debilitating. When it clears i am usually dead(if i was fighting). Here are some of my personal key points:
-This problem started after patch 1.0.2a I used to play for hours no problem
-Although some fps/animation improvements have been made after patch 1.0.2b The very same problem still exists
-I have thoroughly checked my internet connection and don't believe that to be source of problem. It is wireless, but i always have a strong signal when spikes occur
-My brother and i have identical imacs, bought same day years ago, heres spec:
Intel Core 2 Duo
2.4 Ghz processor
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Model: ATI, RadeonHD2600
*Now, he and I both play diablo3 since launch without issues, we have identical hardware and he hasn't had a single problem, the only notable difference is that he has been running in Lion OSX and i have been running in Snow Leopard. That said i'm installing Lion now to see if it will resolve the issue.
-I understand that tweaking system settings/clearing cache may have been helpful to some, however i strongly feel that the problem is in the patching somehow **Because the game always worked flawlessly before 1.0.2a
-If the OSX upgrade doesn't help i guess its some anomalous difference between mine and his comp that is causing a playability differential
*Blizzard please look into this particular issue of mine, it is based around latency swings and not just fps. It is also random not just while in combat like many have mentioned. Something else that is notable is that i get dropped from the server sometimes with an error message, this always happens following a "lag episode"
Thanks blizzard you guys are the best and you have my continuing support!!!