47 Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:49pm
Why so laggy?
Even local servers seem to not be under 100 ping at times.
A lot of the local servers i join with 30-40 ping often spike to 100+, why is that? Just looking from the browser the servers are rarely under 100. And no, it's not my connection, I have a fiber optic service.
I've only noticed these "lag issues" with certain games like NS2, and Red Orchestra 2.
I'd like to add i did not play the patch today, but build 261 seemed to be just as laggy in terms of pings in server broswer.
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ej Dec 20, 2013 @ 9:22am 
Devs probably only test it over the LAN and it works well enough for them :)
But seriously, I stopped playing 3 months ago, but remember 70 ms pings over ADSL to the closest european servers at best.
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LINIX Dec 20, 2013 @ 10:41am 
need improvement
47 Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
Yeah, even when I play in local American servers that are supposed to be 40-80 ping, they spike randomly to over 100, and those kinds of spikes during a game can get you killed often. I love the game i just don't like the fact that it's so laggy. It seemed less laggy at launch but maybe I just haven't played in a while.
Kmacg Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
It's worth remembering that the game is balanced around teams of 6, so 12 people on a server. Having twice that on servers probably is a part of the issue.
SanCo Dec 20, 2013 @ 8:41pm 
If you use "I have fiber optic" as a kind of proof you really dont have a clue about troubleshootig networks, reason you have to come here and ask for help in the first place, and ita very likely on your end and has nothing to do with either master servers or the 100s of independant servers hosting ns2. So refrain from making such statements, thanks. You even supplied proof yourself by saying it happena in two complelty unrelated games. And ye, dont play on bad servers expecting steady performance. Half the performance whine you see is from people playing crap servers, hosted by thirdparty. Sadly uwe officals barely holds it together too.

Under the expectation that u dont play on crap servers and still spike in latncy.
Now, the most likely and easy fix is overloaded lan in your house, secondly its defect router, software and/or hardware, poorly setup firewall. Theres plenty of reasons for packets taking longer than they should to be sent, too mant infact that helping from a phone isnt spmething I can do.
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futacake Dec 20, 2013 @ 11:22pm 
cheap crap servers, all source clones have 'em. ro2 had the same problem for the same reason.
ItcamefromtheDesert Dec 21, 2013 @ 12:51am 
since i took care that my 1GB graphiccards vram doesnt exceed the 1GB in NS2 (checked via MSI Afterburner), my pingjumps where gone.. and yea the later the match, more vram gets used more & heavier pingjumps occured(phasegating around the map made my ping jump to 999 sometimes)
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47 Dec 21, 2013 @ 4:44pm 
Originally posted by SanCo:
If you use "I have fiber optic" as a kind of proof you really dont have a clue about troubleshootig networks, reason you have to come here and ask for help in the first place, and ita very likely on your end and has nothing to do with either master servers or the 100s of independant servers hosting ns2. So refrain from making such statements, thanks. You even supplied proof yourself by saying it happena in two complelty unrelated games. And ye, dont play on bad servers expecting steady performance. Half the performance whine you see is from people playing crap servers, hosted by thirdparty. Sadly uwe officals barely holds it together too.

Under the expectation that u dont play on crap servers and still spike in latncy.
Now, the most likely and easy fix is overloaded lan in your house, secondly its defect router, software and/or hardware, poorly setup firewall. Theres plenty of reasons for packets taking longer than they should to be sent, too mant infact that helping from a phone isnt spmething I can do.
I get what you're saying, but I've been gaming since I was 5 so excuse me when I say that I've never needed technical support before for internet because I've never had ANY problems until I've played NS2, NMRIH and Red Orchestra 2. So obviously all I stated was "I have fiber optic" because I'm not troubleshooting my network. I have perfect connections to every single game I play. So forgive me for assuming that my game's connection would work perfectly. It's not MY connection, it has never been MY connection, that was a problem. For you to assume so is asinine because as I've said before MY CONNECTION, is not the problem.
I have basically the best internet available around here, and with it, comes a DECENT router. Neither of which have ever given me problems. I started this topic because the game is extremely laggy and it's obviously not on my end that is causing the problems. I have a firewall but I've made exceptions for all of my games as I've done ever since I've gotten my own personal gaming computer.
I have LAN connections AND wifi, neither of which would affect my bandwith at all whatsoever, because I have a 100mbps (AT LEAST) connection which would need some serious torrent downloading AND hosting to even get my ping up to 50.
If you could try to not be condescending and actually accept that it's not on my end, hence why I made this thread, then we can begin to get somewhere. Trust me, there's nothing wrong with my connection and I don't experience packet loss.

Furthermore, It is not an FPS problem I face either, as I play on medium settings with an average of 50fps. (This game is not optimized, i play BF3/4/RO2/Anyothergame on max settings.)
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