I am posting my pathping result here as suggested by the pathping article, in the hope that perhaps Blizzard may find the reason why Diablo 3 has been plagued by endless drop out issues and game freezes.

Not sure what the maintenance patches do, but the connection issue has become worse after the 1.06 patch.

Symptoms

- game screen freezes yet my hero can run around
- shooting with my bow but nothing happens
- screen has blank sections diagonally across it
- no monsters while running around and when it restarts I die because they get me, lol

One curious observation with this pathping test is, why is the path to teh Americas server seemingly going via Germany. Would have thought that there would be a more direct link to Australia.

here is the result, hopefully someone can create a workable patch or suggest a way to fix it

Tracing route to 12.129.209.68 over a maximum of 30 hops

0 John-PC.WAG160N [192.168.1.102]
1 192-168-1-1.tpgi.com.au [192.168.1.1]
2 10.20.21.170
3 nme-sot-dry-csw2-port-channel-4.tpgi.com.au [202.7.173.69]
4 nme-sot-dry-crt1-ge-0-1-0.tpgi.com.au [202.7.173.49]
5 syd-sot-ken-crt3-TG-9-3.tpgi.com.au [202.7.162.25]
6 203-26-22-034.static.tpgi.com.au [203.26.22.34]
7 10gigabitethernet3-1.core1.sjc1.he.net [72.52.66.21]
8 10gigabitethernet2-1.core1.sjc2.he.net [72.52.92.118]
9 sjo-bb1-link.telia.net [213.248.67.105]
10 192.205.33.49
11 cr1.sffca.ip.att.net [12.122.200.10]
12 cr1.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.3.122]
13 gar20.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.128.181]
14 12.122.251.190
15 mdf001c7613r0004-gig-10-1.lax1.attens.net [12.129.193.250]
16 * * *
Computing statistics for 375 seconds...
Source to Here This Node/Link
Hop RTT Lost/Sent = Pct Lost/Sent = Pct Address
0 John-PC.WAG160N [192.168.1.102]
0/ 100 = 0% |
1 1ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 192-168-1-1.tpgi.com.au [192.168.1.1]
0/ 100 = 0% |
2 19ms 1/ 100 = 1% 1/ 100 = 1% 10.20.21.170
0/ 100 = 0% |
3 21ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% nme-sot-dry-csw2-port-channel-4.tpgi.com.au [202.7.173.69]
0/ 100 = 0% |
4 21ms 1/ 100 = 1% 1/ 100 = 1% nme-sot-dry-crt1-ge-0-1-0.tpgi.com.au [202.7.173.49]
0/ 100 = 0% |
5 33ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% syd-sot-ken-crt3-TG-9-3.tpgi.com.au [202.7.162.25]
0/ 100 = 0% |
6 33ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 203-26-22-034.static.tpgi.com.au [203.26.22.34]
1/ 100 = 1% |
7 193ms 2/ 100 = 2% 1/ 100 = 1% 10gigabitethernet3-1.core1.sjc1.he.net [72.52.66.21]
0/ 100 = 0% |
8 337ms 2/ 100 = 2% 1/ 100 = 1% 10gigabitethernet2-1.core1.sjc2.he.net [72.52.92.118]
0/ 100 = 0% |
9 225ms 2/ 100 = 2% 1/ 100 = 1% sjo-bb1-link.telia.net [213.248.67.105]
0/ 100 = 0% |
10 209ms 1/ 100 = 1% 0/ 100 = 0% 192.205.33.49
99/ 100 = 99% |
11 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% cr1.sffca.ip.att.net [12.122.200.10]
0/ 100 = 0% |
12 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% cr1.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.3.122]
0/ 100 = 0% |
13 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% gar20.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.128.181]
0/ 100 = 0% |
14 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% 12.122.251.190
0/ 100 = 0% |
15 --- 100/ 100 =100% 0/ 100 = 0% mdf001c7613r0004-gig-10-1.lax1.attens.net [12.129.193.250]

Trace complete.