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4-13-2008 @ 5:51PM
I play on Barthilas (Oceanic server) and live in Australia. Since patch 2.4 went live we've had a consistent latency of around 700ms and lag spikes every few hours of 5000-7000 throughout the day. This makes the game completely unplayable (especially as a hunter trying to weave my steady shots between autoshots).We are certainly not at fault by saying Blizzard has ignored us. Yes we now know that they have been working to fix this since 2.4 went live but they didn't say anything about it. If Blizzard doesn't communicate with its customers and let us know when they know of a problem and are working on it, how are we expected to stay quiet about it.It hasn't been the first time Blizzard has ignored oceanic customers regarding latency and I'm sad ito say it probably won't be the last. Due to the distance from Aus to where the servers are, of course we will experience a little more lag than the Americans. However, when the norm is around 400ms and then it's taken up to 700ms with 5-7 second lag spikes every few hours then it is completely unacceptable.I don't expect them to build oceanic servers down here, that would be completely unreasonable as we have a fairly low player base down here (relative to say, the United State's player base). However I would like to see this problem with 2.4 resolved and I'm grateful that Blizzard is working hard on it.
4-13-2008 @ 6:48PM
Why don't you expect them to build Oceanic servers? It's certainly feasible.SoE (Sony Online Entertainment), have set up genuine Oceanic servers for their new MMO Pirates of the Burning Sea in partnership with Telstra/BigPond. Ultime Online has had genuine Oceanic servers for years.If any company has the resource to make this possible, it's Blizzard.
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