This isn't a QQ, I'm ust trying to figure out if theres anything I can do on my end.
While its not as bad as it was a few weeks ago, I still get the occassional lag spikes that make the game kinda unplayable. This morning it really came at a bad time in game. Everything was fine, and has been so for a few days. I've become paranoid and will check every few minutes to see how my connection looks. Uisng a trooper I finally got to the Arms Factory on Balmorra to face the Sith Darth Minax, and ust when the fight started, BAM....super lag. Needless to say it killed me. So I rezzed, looked and saw that my connection status had increased to 1oo or so MS.....enough to try again....then in the middle of the fight, it shot to more than 5000, and DC'd. Restarted PC, logged back in, I was dead again. Gave it one more try because the lag had gone away. But upon entering the factory again (when you DC and die you no longer have the option to rez on the spot) it went up and down, but not as bad this time. I actually made it this time, so I finished up and went to my ship. I saw that the spikes were umping around a bit still but not to unplayable levels. I'm wondering if maybe location in game affects it? Is it something about the arms factory?
Is there anyone that doesn't get the sudden lag spike that seems to come out of nowhere? I'm trying to figure out if I can avoid it in any way. I even thought of getting a new video card, but since I'm pretty sure theres nothing on my end causing it I don't know if I should spend the money or not. Currently I ave an AMD Radeon 6800. Drivers are all up to date. Is there a better card to be used, or would it be a waste? Am I the only player having this problem still?
As I said, its not as bad as it used to be. IN fact most of the time theres no lag at all even at peak evening times. But when it happens its sudden and unexpected.