Diablo® III

Will the lag EVER go away?

Ok techies, after a two month break I come back and with a few minor tweaks run at max graphics, little lag, and steady latency. Just before the last patch & since, fps locked at 50 but latency fluctuates from 98 to 1400 = 3 seconds+ lag & guaranteed deaths in elite packs.

Checkoffs: high end pc (6 core i7, 12GB ram, SSD, multiple high end video cards, WIN64). System tweaks: HD file indexing shut off, video ansiotropic filtering shut off, antialiasing mode shut off, texture filtering=high performance, triple buffering off, vertical synch off. D3 tweaks: vertical synch off, texture quality low, shadow quality low, physics high, clutter density off, anti-aliasing off, MaxForeground FPS cut to 60, HardwareClass tested at 1 & 2.

This rig runs max graphics/max fps in every other game including WOW. I have a premium ISP package which has been tested several times. The game is very frustrating to play and impossible to play in hardcore because of the lag. FPS seems to hold, but latency goes crazy. Initially I blamed it on the WW Barb graphics but it happens with other characters also.

Do you techies have any other tips before I finally remove D3 from my HD? Through the process of elimination I'm starting to conclude that Blizz has server issues & may possibly be reducing resources/costs as the player base disappears.

BTW, in the 1,000 hours of play before my break I found zero set items but several legendaries, most of which were not very good. The first night back, three set items (all usable) and four legendaries (3 useable) rained on me; since then, no set items. The infamous RNG seems more complex than just a simple algorithm.
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So here's my latest path ping: I have some bumps in the road, so what am I supposed to do?

Computing statistics for 400 seconds...
Source to Here This Node/Link
Hop RTT Lost/Sent = Pct Lost/Sent = Pct Address
0 Rick-PC [192.168.1.3]
0/ 100 = 0% |
1 0ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 192.168.1.1
0/ 100 = 0% |
2 12ms 1/ 100 = 1% 1/ 100 = 1% 98.223.32.1
0/ 100 = 0% |
3 11ms 2/ 100 = 2% 2/ 100 = 2% te-4-3-ur01.lafayette.in.indiana.comcast.net [68.86.186.89]
0/ 100 = 0% |
4 57ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% te-3-3-ur02.lafayette.in.indiana.comcast.net [69.139.185.138]
0/ 100 = 0% |
5 55ms 2/ 100 = 2% 2/ 100 = 2% te-1-0-0-5-ar01.elmhurst.il.chicago.comcast.net [68.85.176.13]
0/ 100 = 0% |
6 83ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% he-3-8-0-0-cr01.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.90.49]
0/ 100 = 0% |
7 73ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% pos-1-2-0-0-pe01.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.86.78]
1/ 100 = 1% |
8 69ms 1/ 100 = 1% 0/ 100 = 0% 192.205.37.21
99/ 100 = 99% |
9 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% cr2.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.122.132.158]
0/ 100 = 0% |
10 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% cr1.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.122.2.53]
0/ 100 = 0% |
11 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% cr2.dvmco.ip.att.net [12.122.31.85]
0/ 100 = 0% |
12 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% cr1.slkut.ip.att.net [12.122.30.25]
0/ 100 = 0% |
13 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% cr2.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.30.30]
0/ 100 = 0% |
14 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% gar29.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.129.241]
0/ 100 = 0% |
15 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% 12-122-254-234.attens.net [12.122.254.234]
0/ 100 = 0% |
16 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% mdf001c7613r0002.lax1.attens.net [206.16.68.54]

Trace complete.
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Just submitted MSInfo, DxDiag, and pathping to Blizz again. Last time I received a link to a Diablo 2 article on how to update you video drivers, lol.

Just logged into game & it's non-stop lag, slide show again. All my friends have already quit playing this game but I was hopeful. I've already cancelled the WOW account I'd had since vanilla and it looks like my high hopes for D3 have slowly but surely been crushed. This is not the Blizzard that I grew up with and was so fanatically supportive of.
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Yeah i don't know what is going on with D3, for me it was working correctly then with the patch 1.06 im getting huge lag, my ping vary between 280 to 400 with some spike lag time to time.

I usually play with 100ms in d3, i had to stop playing D3 because it's just ... impossible has DH
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