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Old 05-31-2012, 12:26 PM
Dalven Dalven is offline

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Default Bard Kiting and Lag Question

I have a question for any of my fellow bards out there willing to share their experiences and opinions of ae kiting and lag.

I spent a fair bit of time ae kiting up until my mid 20's and I am fairly proficient at it, however I have always had problems with lag when kiting anything over around 15 mobs. More often than not when I am happily circling away the mobs will suddenly appear to run in a straight line for a second, which I presume is a result of a bit of minor packet loss or something. When my connection catches up I am usually looking at "Loading... Please Wait", which can be somewhat frustrating. This used to happen only once every few kites in the classic zones I kited in (WC, EK, SK) as long as I kept my kites sensible. I have now recently moved to the OT and the problem seems to be exacerbated - it now seems to happening with any kites over 5 mobs.

Has anyone else experienced this or anything similar? When I kite I drop my far clip plane right down, turn off sky and limit the max fps to 30 to minimise any graphical glitches. My ping/latency is usually at 130 - 160ms, is this too high for kiting? Does anyone have advice for preventing reducing this problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ETA: I also have spell effects and dot spam off while kiting as well.

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Old 05-31-2012, 12:47 PM
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It could be your subpar computer skipping a beat every time someone zones into the zone. That's what it was with my pos. There is something under Technical Forums where Uthgaard tried to answer.
Old 05-31-2012, 12:53 PM
Dalven Dalven is offline

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Ha, thanks Slave. My computer is rather "subpar" so that could be it, will try and look up that post.

Still open to any other suggestions regarding this and latency.

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Old 05-31-2012, 12:58 PM
kaustik kaustik is offline
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Don't forget to turn of shadows.

Latency may be too high.
Old 05-31-2012, 01:37 PM
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Also turn off DoT damage messages. Basically, turn off/lower/reduce anything and everything you can. /hidecorpse can also be your friend if you don't care about loot.

But yes, P.o.S. computers will require this more than up-to-date machines. But at some point it becomes less of a computer problem and more of a client-server interaction problem. I don't have any network advice to improve that if your computer is not what is holding you back.
Old 05-31-2012, 09:06 PM
Dalven Dalven is offline

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Many thanks for all the advice guys, a couple of things there I wasn't doing there. Fischemmel, already got that thread bookmarked [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]

I think I have resolved the problem - seemed to be the issue caused by others zoning in. For reference for others who may find this post:

The thread Slave mentions above

More advice on the subject.

Thanks Again

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