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In Perth and find the latency is normally in the green sometimes going to yellow and red. But what I have found is that it seems to be totally server related and nothing to do with ISP because at around 280ms is all you can hope for via ADSL because of physics.
What I have found to overcome the latency issue is to simply quit the game and enter a new game until you get a server that isn't over loaded.
Strangely it I can be in a game where the lag is in the red and everyone else is okay, then I exit and go into another game and I am fine but others are not.
I also find that some friends when they enter the game the game always lags, it is like I am having issue reading their player profile or what ever D3 does to get other player information.
At the start of a game sometimes I sit in town for 1-2 minutes as it appears when you first enter a game the client downloads map, player and monster information.
Another note this game has nothing to do with bandwidth it is all about latency the amount of data between you and the server is miniscule, so if you have 1Mbit or 100Mbit it really doesn't matter the only thing that really makes a difference is your ping.
Happy hunting and please Blizzard look into this back end server lag issue. (I personally think it is an issue between the game servers and the profile servers because a few weeks ago when there were issues with the profiles and Blizzard eventually reset all the servers leading up to that when ever a new player entered a game the latency would go into the red for minutes at a time).
Pre 1.04 for me was fine, had no issues and game was running smooth.
Hmm come to think of it i do, never had a problem in previous patches was always 192-300
now it's constant. Tends to get worse when just one person joins my game. When i do a trace it's always in the 190s yet in game it's 380-1k.
My lag has been bad post 1.04.
Shows green in the bar but my screen freezes and then my character finally can move after a second (or 3) later.
It is really frustrating due to the fact that a DH dies so quickly. Lag=fast death.
Also my account always logs itself off with -"input limit reached".
I am in brisbane with ADSL2+.
Good luck everybody!
I've just given up on playing for the night as frequent lag spikes (that pretty much kill me every time) ruin it completely.
Tonight I've been disconnected 5+ times. I have no problem at all with all the other games i play online.
That is unacceptable.
No still the same crap, lag, lag, lag lag lag lag ..........and more lag.
It starts at 5.30 pm our time each day that is when the yanks get out of bed and start playing the game, the servers cannot handle the load so we get the lag, Blizzard are too tight to put local servers here to fix the problem it eats into the rather large profits....another unhappy lag fed up player....this is my last Blizzard product no more you ! thanks for nothing you @#$@!#$#@!
yep i know this is what im doing :) got PoE last night. as soon as i saw the 10 hour maintenance notice this week which is primetime 5pm - onwards for perth, i just decided ive had enough. with all the lag spikes, im not even playing against the monsters/mechanics of the game anymore but im playing to combat lag + dc (playing hc)
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