As someone who's playing with a pretty bad connection this is a common occurrence. People running around would occasionally stop for a few seconds, start running really fast for a short while and then slow down to normal.
I'm not denying that there's a speed hack, but it can be easy to confuse the two.
This. There are so many issues right now with server lag and stress that oftentimes you wind up seeing people stop, then pour on the speed.
And it has nothing to do with speed hacks or what have you, either. Basically, the game is compensating, because over on the other player's computer, that person never once stopped moving. So to ensure you see where they really are, they blast along at a much faster speed for a few moments.
It can get really insane when those lag spikes last a few seconds. I've seen people literally climb over whole cliffs in Gridania and re-appear in another spot of town, and I would never once say it was the result of hacks. It simply was, once again, issues concerned with receiving data from the servers. Edit:
Let me just add, in case anyone thinks of mentioning it. No, it's not my connection causing the issues. I can assure you that my connection is about as stable as can be when it comes to anything and everything else I am doing at the same time. Edited, Nov 14th 2010 11:26am by ResidentLune
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