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  • Svarty.8019Svarty.8019 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 30, 2020

    @Keitaro.9061 said:
    Here's another lag post.
    I just got my laptop repaired and haven't been able to play for over a month. So I am trying to catch up on content with a friend, doing the Icebrood Saga, and running around killing regular mobs, correction.. "trying" to kill regular mobs, I have almost died countless times due to the lag. How is this even acceptable and why has it not been fixed yet? It is clear this isnt caused by an increase in player numbers.

    Anet... what are you doing?
    What are your plans on addressing this issue?
    When are you planning on releasing an actual "FIX" to this issue?

    I honestly dont even want to play this game while the lag is this bad. It's not fun, and I feel like I am wasting my time just trying to fight the lag issues.

    Seriously Anet, you need to address this issue fully, and talk to the community about your plans on addressing this. The lag has gotten ridiculous and it is absolutely unacceptable

    My theory is that telecoms companies are favouring specific corporate clientele during the pandemic. Either that or Huawei are sabotaging everything in revenge for america putting pressure on the UK government to prevent them from utilising their products in the national security infrastructure.

    This post contains my opinion.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Teratus.2859 said:

    @JekthAvid.1408 said:
    If lag is completely unacceptable, stop playing video games :)

    Come on man.. you do realise this is an issue with Gw2 not all video games right?

    I've played many games over the last few months with online multiplayer, including other MMO's and Gw2 is the only one lagging like this.
    It's not's our computers and it's not our internet connections.. it's something related to the game that nobody has been able to figure out yet, not even anet.

    Other games are having issues. It’s not just GW2.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It is acceptable, but not fun. Users never realize how complex these issues can be. A little patience goes a long way.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 30, 2020

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @Teratus.2859 said:

    @JekthAvid.1408 said:
    If lag is completely unacceptable, stop playing video games :)

    Come on man.. you do realise this is an issue with Gw2 not all video games right?

    I've played many games over the last few months with online multiplayer, including other MMO's and Gw2 is the only one lagging like this.
    It's not's our computers and it's not our internet connections.. it's something related to the game that nobody has been able to figure out yet, not even anet.

    Other games are having issues. It’s not just GW2.

    I am noticing a few MMO's are having siginifcant lag and login issues now. Lotro has barely worked for "reasons beyond their control" for 2 months now. Funcom have a had few login problems today.

    Lotro's latest response today after problems this morning was:

    "These issues appear to be connected to the worldwide Internet connectivity problems linked to an issue with CenturyLink/Level 3"

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 30, 2020

    @Teratus.2859 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @Teratus.2859 said:

    @JekthAvid.1408 said:
    If lag is completely unacceptable, stop playing video games :)

    Come on man.. you do realise this is an issue with Gw2 not all video games right?

    I've played many games over the last few months with online multiplayer, including other MMO's and Gw2 is the only one lagging like this.
    It's not's our computers and it's not our internet connections.. it's something related to the game that nobody has been able to figure out yet, not even anet.

    Other games are having issues. It’s not just GW2.

    Any specific ones?

    I play a lot of different games on various platforms, Gw2 is the only game I have suffered this big lag issue on.

    Lotro like mentioned above but I saw threads involving Rocket League and one other that I can't remember off the top of my head. A lot of this is just from the ISPs' networks being overloaded due to so many people using them because of COVID. There have been a ton of articles about how the pandemic has been impact ISP networks.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @Teratus.2859 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @Teratus.2859 said:

    @JekthAvid.1408 said:
    If lag is completely unacceptable, stop playing video games :)

    Come on man.. you do realise this is an issue with Gw2 not all video games right?

    I've played many games over the last few months with online multiplayer, including other MMO's and Gw2 is the only one lagging like this.
    It's not's our computers and it's not our internet connections.. it's something related to the game that nobody has been able to figure out yet, not even anet.

    Other games are having issues. It’s not just GW2.

    Any specific ones?

    I play a lot of different games on various platforms, Gw2 is the only game I have suffered this big lag issue on.

    Lotro like mentioned above but I saw threads involving Rocket League and one other that I can't remember off the top of my head. A lot of this is just from the ISPs' networks being overloaded due to so many people using them because of COVID. There have been a ton of articles about how the pandemic has been impact ISP networks.

    Yeah I am aware of some of those articles.
    There was one a good while back attacking gamer's for being "selfish" during a pandemic and hogging all the internet to play games which was ridiculous.
    Streaming services were the biggest culprit for hogging data, that was pointed out pretty quickly and soon shut those people up lol

    I don't play Lotro or Rocket League so I can't comment there.. but from my own experience only GW2 has had issues for me.
    I'll have to do some personal testing or something and see how many of my online games are acting up, I have.. a lot.. of games though, so it'll take a while.

  • reddie.5861reddie.5861 Member ✭✭✭✭

    think they finally switched the WvW servers with PvE ones, WvW isnt so laggy anymore after 10 years :D

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Keitaro.9061 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    Sure that this has nothing to do with the entire world being locked up at home during a pandemic and that the internet infrastructure isn't currently able to handle the significantly increased load? Just a possibility, no?

    The pandemic started at the beginning of the year... there is no excuse for Anet to twiddle their thumbs while their servers are getting more traffic. Anet has had PLENTY of time to upgrade their servers and resolve this. It's time people stopped giving major corporations the COVID excuse when a solid 6 months has passed since it became an issue.

    Maybe the increase load was justifiable back in March, April, and May.. but its September, and they dont have an excuse for the lag to get WORSE

    Maybe they don't have the money to upgrade? Maybe Amazon doesn't have the infrastructure to add servers for EVERYONE whom they host? Just assuming that Anet is doing nothing is just that... an assumption.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Keitaro.9061 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    Sure that this has nothing to do with the entire world being locked up at home during a pandemic and that the internet infrastructure isn't currently able to handle the significantly increased load? Just a possibility, no?

    The pandemic started at the beginning of the year... there is no excuse for Anet to twiddle their thumbs while their servers are getting more traffic. Anet has had PLENTY of time to upgrade their servers and resolve this. It's time people stopped giving major corporations the COVID excuse when a solid 6 months has passed since it became an issue.

    Maybe the increase load was justifiable back in March, April, and May.. but its September, and they dont have an excuse for the lag to get WORSE

    Maybe it’s not the servers? I certainly haven’t seen a mad rush of new players or people coming back to the game this year beyond what we have usually seen.

  • LordMorgul.9845LordMorgul.9845 Member ✭✭
    edited September 1, 2020

    i don't know if related but today at sandswept isles was a terrible lag and i noticed a massive prencence in various spot of afk farmin necros, i tink this + metas has increased the lag at unplayable levels, can we have an option to select map overflow in cases like this? or u can deal at least whit afkappers ...

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 31, 2020

    It’s been for a few months. They are investigating it - it’s a PoF/ls4 thing

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    It’s been for a few months. They are investigating it - it’s a PoF/ls4 thing

    They better hope they fix it before the steam release.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Shiyo.3578 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    It’s been for a few months. They are investigating it - it’s a PoF/ls4 thing

    They better hope they fix it before the steam release.

    Indeed

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • chrispy.7182chrispy.7182 Member ✭✭
    edited September 1, 2020

    FIX. THE. LAG. ON. THE. POF. MAPS!!!
    I actually want a refund. The game is unplayable on these maps.
    Absolutely shocking.

  • @LordMorgul.9845 said:
    i don't know if related but today at sandswept isles was a terrible lag and i noticed a massive prencence in various spot of afk farmin necros, i tink this + metas has increased the lag at unplayable levels, can we have an option to select map overflow in cases like this? or u can deal at least whit afkappers ...

    can you tell me where afker is?
    I know some of their spots but reporting in game is not working

  • I’ve been experiencing the big lag spikes in the more populated zones (lws4) every day for the last week. A little bit of latency is tolerable when doing PvE content, but the 2-3 second “pauses” are not fun. I’m confident it isn’t my system, network, or ISPs because whenever this happens there is a lot of /map chatter of other player’s confirming that they are having the same experience.

    I’ve got two up-to-date gaming PCs and even when I play on “Best Performance” graphic settings I still experience these issues.

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    6 AM EST on a thursday on NA servers - LITERALLY unplayable constant "rubberband"(Packet loss) lag in the same zone that's been lagging for over a month now, Bjora's marches. The zone is only getting laggier and laggier. No. it's not me, everyone in map chat was also lagging.

  • Dante.1508Dante.1508 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2020

    @Shiyo.3578 said:
    6 AM EST on a thursday on NA servers - LITERALLY unplayable constant "rubberband"(Packet loss) lag in the same zone that's been lagging for over a month now, Bjora's marches. The zone is only getting laggier and laggier. No. it's not me, everyone in map chat was also lagging.

    Same here can't play at all.. i'm in brisban wildlands server is a mess.

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    @Shiyo.3578 said:
    6 AM EST on a thursday on NA servers - LITERALLY unplayable constant "rubberband"(Packet loss) lag in the same zone that's been lagging for over a month now, Bjora's marches. The zone is only getting laggier and laggier. No. it's not me, everyone in map chat was also lagging.

    Yep, laggy as THE MOST KITTEN THAT HAS EVER KITTENED today in Bjora. If I thought it was bad for doing the little events (fishing, shrine defending, etc) it was nothing compared to trying to do the meta. Which we all gave up on.

    I came back to finish the mastery so I can get my /shiver emote. Now I'm leaving until it's fixed.

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    4 AM, BJora's Marches, lagging out of control again for everyone on the map.

    I'd like to do the metas here and farm this zone, but it always lags.

  • Zok.4956Zok.4956 Member ✭✭✭

    @Astyrah.4015 said:

    @Keitaro.9061 said:
    Anet... what are you doing?
    What are your plans on addressing this issue?
    When are you planning on releasing an actual "FIX" to this issue?

    they are aware atleast that it's an issue, and released a statement recently about it (after so many months of lagging)

    https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/111982/an-update-on-game-performance-issues

    Initially I misread your statement like this: "after so many months of laughing (at us)"

    The statement from Anet "The reality is there's no single sweeping change that can fix latency issues for all players, or even most players. " is not completely wrong. There will always be players that have local problems (i.e. bad Wifi/WLAN). And Anet probably has to make more than one single change to fix the problem.

    But the statement is very misleading (and I would add: kind of dishonest) because the skill lags on the PoF/season-4 maps are clearly a problem on the side of Amazon/Anet that Anet and/or Amazon has to fix.

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  • Zok.4956Zok.4956 Member ✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    Sure that this has nothing to do with the entire world being locked up at home during a pandemic and that the internet infrastructure isn't currently able to handle the significantly increased load? Just a possibility, no?

    Yes, I am sure: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/1328421/#Comment_1328421

    The cause for the skill lags is not my PC or the internet connection between my PC and the Amazon network, but it is somewhere in the Amazon network, probably at Anets servers/instances. If Amazon could not provide a good and reliable service to Anet, it would also be Anets problem, and Anet and or Amazon have to fix this.

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  • @Selient.6018 said:

    @LordMorgul.9845 said:
    i don't know if related but today at sandswept isles was a terrible lag and i noticed a massive prencence in various spot of afk farmin necros, i tink this + metas has increased the lag at unplayable levels, can we have an option to select map overflow in cases like this? or u can deal at least whit afkappers ...

    can you tell me where afker is?
    I know some of their spots but reporting in game is not working

    i can tell you specifically by now but near asura labs and all over the south map but there is a lot on other maps too like ember bay

  • @Andy.5981 said:
    I've just taken part in the Thunderhead Peaks South Meta.

    In all the years that I have been playing Guild Wars 2, this was the worst example of lag I have ever experienced.

    It wasn't just me it was everyone taking part in it. Everyone was complaining about the lag. People were dying and not being able to do anything about it because their skills were just not working.

    It is beyond a joke and it reflects very badly on Anet.

    thunderhead is one of the map whit always lag, btw i was reporting that case particular but the whole lag in the game is going lit me and frends receive multiple "disconnection messages" and some lag spikes also today after fractals in a empty instance for 5 min the i got lag spikes, and trust me is not the line i play other games like overwatch battlefront ecc and no issues so is the game itself

  • @kharmin.7683 said:
    Sure that this has nothing to do with the entire world being locked up at home during a pandemic and that the internet infrastructure isn't currently able to handle the significantly increased load? Just a possibility, no?

    Thunderlag peaks has been at it for at least February on EU server. Things got definitly worse when they "fixed" brandstorm last week, now you can realiably fail south meta because everyone is frozen for more than 60sec out of 90sec playing

    From looking at how things are going Steam release might be the biggest mistake Anet ever made if the game is not finished/playable before it. It can even be worse because selling LS4 episode can be considered illegal in quite few european countries

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Dragonfall is now lagging for EVERYONE on the map. Dragonfall is the best gold/hour in the game, this map ABSOLUTELY cannot lag.

    This is completely unacceptable.

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 9, 2020

    Bjoras marches lagging at 5 AM EST, like it always does.

    So I go to dragonfall, and it's ALSO lagging. This is not ok.

  • I was in thunderhead peaks doing a story episode last night where you have to place a trail of oil on the ground to start an explosion. Couldn't finish it because the lag was so bad that it would dry up one end before i finished laying the trail. Map wasn't at all busy but performance got bad during and after the meta event.

  • Just returned to the game after around a 10 month break. Proceding into the last episodes of LS4 and their respective maps. Been playing for around 2 weeks and been constantly experiecing lag and lag reports over the map chat all over the LS4 maps.
    I can play fine in the old maps around Tyria and Path Of Thorns but POF and LS4 maps can get a constant lag spike around the day. Sometimes it's so bad that i have to delay my actions on that map for a different time of the day.
    From what i understand from all the feedback i see this is something that's been going for MONTHS. This is a MAJOR issue with this game since it's gameplay is based on quick reactions.
    And since it's something multiple users are experiencing i can know that it isn't a problem with the ISPs or internet connections.
    Was excited with all the content i missed and planning to stay for a bit, but if this goes longer i'll have to just find another option to pass my time (and money).
    Was also trying to convince some friends to return but with issues of this kind, i'll feel bad advertising the game.

  • i tink maybe is the graphic engine pow and new maps have a lot of new effects, and all is bases on processor than graphic card, maybe a switch to unreal engine or dx12 will resolve those problems what anet thik about a change to UE? is a lot of work but other mmo too have doing this like bbo wow even gw1 has a graphical and dx enanchement ad upgrade

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LordMorgul.9845 said:
    i tink maybe is the graphic engine pow and new maps have a lot of new effects, and all is bases on processor than graphic card, maybe a switch to unreal engine or dx12 will resolve those problems what anet thik about a change to UE? is a lot of work but other mmo too have doing this like bbo wow even gw1 has a graphical and dx enanchement ad upgrade

    It's packet loss and latency spikes, not FPS loss.

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sandswept daily? Sounds fun!

    Oh wait, nevermind, I go there and the entire zone is lagging for everyone in map chat! Yay.

  • Hello, returning player here. The LW maps are lagging so much it becomes UNPLAYABLE at times (get it? it's a video game, we're supposed to be able to play it).
    Do you plan on fixing it? Or are you just ignoring the issue?
    I've never seen such lags on an MMO, it's shameful, let alone a successful MMO (that racks up money :) ).
    Thank you. :#

  • Pof maps have the same problem for years i wouldn't hold my breath for a fix if i were you.

  • You can peruse the Carousel and/or the sub-forum, 'News and Announcements'.

  • @Shiyo.3578 said:
    Sandswept daily? Sounds fun!

    Oh wait, nevermind, I go there and the entire zone is lagging for everyone in map chat! Yay.

    :D

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    NA servers just crashed entirely and no one can even connect to the game. 3:53 AM EST, NOWHERE near prime time ANYWHERE in the united state.

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/691694648745394268/755335283180044358/unknown.png

    How do you expect your servers to survive being released onto steam, the biggest PC gaming platform on the planet?

  • @Shiyo.3578 said:
    NA servers just crashed entirely and no one can even connect to the game. 3:53 AM EST, NOWHERE near prime time ANYWHERE in the united state.

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/691694648745394268/755335283180044358/unknown.png

    How do you expect your servers to survive being released onto steam, the biggest PC gaming platform on the planet?

    Didn't crash for me; no issue playing for the last few hours.

  • It lags all the time, whether it's at night or during the day, a window pops up to move because there are no players, what about? surprise, the same lags, with ping 40, quests are done several times because they reset. Fighting some heavier monster that was killed before does not make sense because the lag will kill you anyway and you will have to run half the map ... waste of time. Eu server.
    'Sweet sweet lags'

  • Thunderlag.....Thunderlag......Thunderlag.........HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • Me and my two buddies started playing again. The lag is pretty bad. We are sure our ISPs are not the issue as 2 of us are located in different countries - and we would encounter the lag spike at the same time. There were also instances when all 3 of us got disconnected at the same time. It is annoying especially when we get disconnected while doing the PoF story as they are very long.

  • The lag makes it really sad to play Path of Fire :anguished: Quite amazing how this issue has been dragging on for so long.