I'm working on developing a drop rate tracker, however I'm bumping into an issue with lag from the api.
When I retrieve data from api.guildwars2.com/v2/characters/Character_Name/inventory, the data is out of date... historically by anywhere between 30-50s (estimate).
So far I've been getting around this by setting a 60s countdown timer, however recently this lag has been getting worse, and is now almost always over a minute out of sync.
I realise this is simply the nature of managing a server such as this, and want you to know I'm not complaining about it... but when you have to wait 5 minutes for the cache to clear, actually testing to make sure this timer is right in-program is basically impossible.
Is there any way to find out the current lag for endpoint requests in the api?
Would it be possible to include a timestamp on requests? That way It'd be possible to automate the countdown timer to sync with the server on first request.