Yeah, I wanted to see how badly we were screwed over. Died to lag. Died once more getting back to town. 8400 gold repairs for 2 deaths, one of which was not my fault. Hence me posting the below on their forums.
I understand that you felt the overwhelming need to screw the playerbase with the increased repair costs. I suppose I can grudgingly accept that fact. what I DO NOT accept is the fact that you had the temerity to implement this repair cost change before you fixed one of the main issues with this 'game' - LAG.
I decided to do a quick test this morning before going to work to find out just how bad we were screwed over with repair costs. Yes, I was planning on dying; my plan, however, didn't encompass lagging completely out for over 60 seconds and then being dead when this 'game' finally decided to catch up to the real world.
Picture this. I load up the first part of Act 2 Inferno. I check that I'm fully repaired, and proceed down the canyon. I kill some rock climbing dudes. I kill some wasps (Yay! You got something right! They didn't fly away too often!) I meet up with the outcast guards and kill the mobs chasing them. I then proceed north, as directed by the enchantress. There's a pack of white mobs, which I pull. I kill all of them except for 1 - as I attack it, I notice nothing is moving. Enchantress is standing there filing her nails, my air ally is trying to lift off and go into orbit, and the mob I'm attacking is simply sitting there staring at me with baleful eyes, seemingly saying 'y u kill me?'.
Oh great, the lag monster has arrived. I glance up at the TV and the weather report has just started. The weather report lasts 60 seconds. The weather report finishes. My air ally has yet to achieve lift off, the enchantress is now applying nail polish, and the mob is standing there, tapping his foot, awaiting a killing blow which isn't coming, because YOUR SERVERS ARE ATROCIOUS. Then suddenly, with a whirlwind of activity (no, not my air ally this time). There's puddles of green goo all over the desert floor, 4 blue mobs circling my corpse with lazer fire chains going pewpewpew between them, and the dying purple glow of a depleted arcane orb faintly glowing before it disappears.
Seriously. I cannot comprehend the reasoning behind you increasing repair costs when half the time we die, it's through no fault of our own - it's because of the LATENCY ISSUES that you have STILL NOT FIXED after a MONTH of this 'game' being released.
Rollback your !@#$%^- repair cost change until you FIX. YOUR. ISSUES. WITH. LATENCY.