Alright, word of warning, I apologize for the length of this post, but I need to get into detail about what's currently happening on my end.
I just recently moved into a new place temporarily for 3 months, and the current ISP available in the household is Bell Alliant high-speed ultra. Through speedtest.net it shows my download at 7mbs and uploads near 1mbs. Which, in my mind, is sufficient to play the game without seeing latency issues. Here's where it gets interesting:
My response time for any action I take is extremely slow. I will start typing in ls chat and there is a delay of 3-5 seconds before my keystrokes are recorded in. If I move forward without auto-run, and decide to veer off to the left, it will only register the left turn about 3-5 seconds later. Basically the game is completely unplayable right now due to this weird latency. If I open my menu up and scroll through my inventory, it hickups all the way down. If I decide to craft, choosing certain crafting abilities are all delayed by a few seconds like with anything else.
Quick specs on desktop~
Intel Quad Q66
4 gigs DDR2 @1066
OCZ Vertex II Solid state drive
Asus P5E mobo
Its not the best system, but it runs the game fine until I grab a new machine at some point in the near future. Back at my old apt, I was with rogers and I had similar d/u speeds, and I never had to worry about lag like I'm seeing right now. Here are a few things I've tried to do to remedy the situation:
- tested all cat5 cables in my network with a cable tester, all passed.
- checked hardware for any failure. SSD running great, Vid card is running smooth and temps are normal.
- Did a traceroute to trabia server to see if on the way there was an IP that I'm bouncing off of that would increase ping. Ping average was around 100-120 which is decent.
- enabled the right ports for ffxiv on my router (55296-55551 and so on..)
Thing is, every other internet application I do (browsing, torrents, netflix, whatever) work great. I'm only seeing this issue with ffxiv. It basically feels like my connection isn't fluid, like it skips a beat when I'm on. I can even see it this lag when I'm at the welcome screen. Instead of seeing my char flow into view before I select him, it hiccups its way into position.
Anyway, I need some new ideas about where to go from here, would appreciate anyone's input!
Edited, Sep 2nd 2011 2:27pm by Ariallofkujata