The problem is blizzards server structure, they do whole clusters(a lot of computers) for all games, D3/WoW/SC2 no one server for one, they tried that with SC2 in Asia and it turned out horrible because the routing to Asia in Australia is generally worse then it is to US.
It all comes down to if blizzard can find a cost effective way to deploy single servers, but the problem with that is they still have to hire a local team to maintain etc said servers. SO it is more then the cost of just plugging a server in down here.
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I understand the need for having the server in the US and agree with the decision. But lately, the lag spike is horrible. Being a CM wiz in pursuit for more attack speed, I have hit a brick wall. My best latency is around 230ms. But during the evening time, latency always at 340+ ms and spike to 2k+.
As a CM, I spam FN, EB, DS and WW almost instantly. Due to the 340+ ms latency, a lot of those casting aren't register at all. I have to settle for 2.52 aps with 59% CC as anything about that attack speed is useless. I do have gears and skill to get to 3.1 aps. I can see that my FN is refreshed but spamming it will not cast it.
My mate compare my gears to that of a CM in based in the US and he said that I have much better gears, but I can't lock the uber down like him.
Since making a server for Oceania is out of the question. Can I suggest a solution? Not sure if it will work.
I have been looking into Battleping and Smoothping. As they explain it: The traffic between here and the US get travel differently depending on whether it is being encrypted or not. Encrypted signal get propriety on the traffic. I believe this might be true. As in the evening, a lot more people are online, so D3 signal(being none encrypted) get put on a queue, thus the lag spike.
It is possible for Blizzard to implement a service like Battleping or Smoothping? The cost for this shouldn't be much at all. Or even implement it as part of the D3 client.
I hope that you can relay this idea to them please?