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1-27-2009 @ 11:23AM
Stop your QQ'ing. If anything, a decent, powerful computer will set so many things straight that annoyed you before. I'm pointing ofcourse, at the lag issue. My server is hardly lagging, and when I do experience lag, it's my connection to the Internet, not to the WoW servers. Coming from a laptop older than WoW itself averaging 10 fps staring at a grey wall, to 50 fps watching Illidan doing his thing in Phase 2 suddenly made it seriously more fun to play. The lag issues are partly the server's fault, partly your connection. It isn't always so uber-quick you want it to be. Again, making sure your computer runs properly (cleanup disk, disk defragment, running antivirus checks regularly, updating drivers, running diagnose programs) will make WoW a much more enjoyable game to play than with all that junk sucking the life out of your computer.Besides, who cares about a little lag.
1-27-2009 @ 12:28PM
True that, I have a few seconds porting into Dal, but after that it's smooth as silk.
1-27-2009 @ 1:19PM
I have to burst your rightous bubble. As you have a idea of the facts but cant put them together i'll connect the dots. Your HD being fragged has nothing to do with your connection and disk cleanup has zilch to do with it too. What kind of HD are you running as scsis? When your drive is almost full (you'll get a warning) you'll see a noticeable downturn in response for EVERYTHING. Lack of ram,unseated ram, different types of ram, your PSU being too low wattage for your VC or your lack processing power will be a cause for lag prior to your hd. And this laptop from pre 04 running illidan at 50 frames per second? With 25 other people? Are you kidding me. What resolution 640x480 with everything turned off? I call bs on that. Even 512 mb 8800's (which I have) will have trouble fulfilling 50fps's with 25 people consistently.And this super beef computer you speak of can do nothing for you if the lag occurs at the 30th stop on the way to t he farms blizzard contracts out to handle the game. You been listening to this talk Barack obama has spoken of rebuilding our network, updating it. It's this precise issue he's speaking of. That we can have such awful spikes in connections is due to the grid having serious gaps. Most of the time it's the routing through colorado where my connection drops out. Go figure. Probably rats chewing wires. Anyways blizzard has come out quite a few times that they are working with comcast to resolve it.
1-28-2009 @ 7:06AM
My fault, I didn't include saying I've gotten an 08 Acer dual-core PC about a month ago. The laptop was older than dirt still and Illidan in phase 2 slowed it down to a cripple - one frame per ten seconds, made it impossible to play. My point was that your playing experience on WoW goes two ways - coming from you, and coming from them. In order to minimize lag and maximize performance there's a lot of improvement to be had on your side by making sure your computer runs smoothly. It won't remove the lag issue from the Blizzard servers, but at least reduce it. When on a certain day you're playing and there's no lag at all it's a real pleasure to play with a computer that can seemingly display everything in the game with no hiccups whatsoever.
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