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#1 Nov 10 2011 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I know it has been said over and over, discussed time and again, etc. etc. but here I go anyway. I just realized that my dc issues seem to come and go on what almost appears to be a 9 day schedule (probably a coincidense or my immagination.)
I restarted playing the game back on 10/18. Things look alot better than last year and run alot more smoothly. Quit playing last year after 2 weeks because of the condition of the game. Anyway, that is a seperate topic.
After a few days of playing on Sun. 10/23,(i remember cause i cooked brisket that day,) I suddenly started getting constant disconnects. I could play for anywhere from 5min to 2 hours and it would dc on me. Sometimes it wouldn't let me log back in because it thought I still was logged in(30002). Then it stopped after 2 or 3 days and all was well,NO issues at all,, for a bit. Started again on Thursday 11/1. I remember this day because it got really frustrating and i started researching it on forums. I tried everything I could find. Firewall, antivirus, port mapping, ports in router, running processes, ports in firewall, direct hook up to router with cable, and a couple more items that one SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO to play a game. Plus trying all the combos and then reseting everything you change back is a pain in the $%&.
Anyway, I finally reinstalled the game the following day. Nope was dc'd within 30. So I went into my den and installed it on my HTCP. It worked fine. Was able to play for 5+ hours no problems. Went back to office desktop and it worked fine now too.
Until yesterday it started again. My point is that even though I tried to fix the issue, I didnt really do anything because everything I changed I also switched back. The problem Just kinda went away, or into hibernation, for a bit. I have also checked every other piece of WiFi in the house, and nothing gives me trouble. I am typing this on the same computer and it never gives me internet problems. Only XIV has an issue.

Thanks and sorry again for gelatinizing brain matter!

BTW, sorry i just realized i put this under wrong forum, can it be moved to feedback?


Edited, Nov 10th 2011 9:17am by bs0
#2 Nov 10 2011 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
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bs0 wrote:
Then it stopped after 2 or 3 days and all was well,NO issues at all,, for a bit. Started again on Thursday 11/1.


This one quote to me suggests that, if it is a temperamental and transient issue as you say, no amount of Firewall/Router/AntiVirus configuring is going to fix it. Also considering I personally have had none of the issues you suggest would lead me to believe the issue is with your connection and not the afore mentioned pieces of hardware/software.

Your connection letting you browse ZAM correctly does not translate to that meaning you have problem-free connection to everything everywhere. There may be (and it certainly sounds like) issues that only your ISP will be able to assist with. Are they shaping traffic at all? What do you pathping results look like when going to the XIV servers? Do you have any problem with other games, such as XI if you play it?

Venting at SE on this issue will get you nowhere. If there were overarching issues caused by SE then everyone would be feeling it and this forum would be on fire. It isn't however, indicating that the fault lies somewhere on your end.
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#3 Nov 10 2011 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the reply. There is a lot I dont know which is why I posted. With my knowledge I can make observations but am not qualified to make concrete conclusions. No other games or programs give me issues. Heck, I can stream HD video. Comcast actually gets me around 21Mbps.
How do I check the pathping results?
#4 Nov 10 2011 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Kordain wrote:
Are they shaping traffic at all? What do you pathping results look like when going to the XIV servers? .


After digging a bit I found http://www.pingtest.net/ on a WoW forum. Evidently there are many Comcast customers who have issues with them because of traffic shaping. [IMG]http://www.pingtest.net/result/50300741.png[/IMG]

Thank you Kordain for the suggestion and pointing me in the right direction.

Edited, Nov 10th 2011 11:52am by bs0
#5 Nov 10 2011 at 4:16 PM Rating: Good
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A standard ping test tells you nothing really. Assuming windows, open a command prompt and type pathping [IP of your server]. If you cant find your servers IP listed on the internet somewhere, connect to it in-game then run tracert from the command prompt and look for an IP with 202 in its first octet, that should be your server or the login server, either will do in this situation I would imagine.
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#6 Nov 11 2011 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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The game is very unforgiving when it comes to packet loss. 0.5seconds of lost connection and BAM, you're out. I have the same problem but it is easier to notice, since my whole internet freezes for a moment. But you only need that half a second for the game to boot you.

They won't likely fix it 'till 2.0, as the problem probably is quite time consuming to fix.
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#7 Nov 11 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Its still crappy that WoW and EvE play perfectly,,,,
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