So like most, before last week's 10 hour maintenance I couldn't log in most of the time. When I could, however, the connection was pretty stable. I'd get no noticeable lag until eventually I got one of the zoning errors, and that booted me back to the perpetual login screen..
Since the patch, I've been able to log in at almost all times of day with no issue.. However, now I am getting disconnected almost constantly - nothing to do with Duty Finder, time of day, etc etc. My Send or Respond will drop to 0, everything on screen stands still (except me), and I get booted. I can load other websites, ran a speed test while I was getting booted once (34mb/s down, 8 up), and the connection is otherwise fine.
People on certain ISPs seem to be having this same issue, most notably one in Chicago (don't remember the name), and FIOS customers in Virginia.. I'm in Brooklyn on Cablevision, and when I contacted them and suggested that maybe they were recognizing FFXIV as a P2P program (the issue with the other ISP-wide problems), they denied any sort of throttling of any program, regardless of its function. They bounced some packets off me, and while there was next to no loss at most times, they were losing a large percent of packets while I had XIV open.
So basically it's unplayable most of the time. I tried a VPN, which solved the problem for many people having ISP related issues, and while it seemed to work for the first day, it quickly went back to disconnecting me constantly. I'm at a loss, and I'm really hoping it gets resolved before we reach another weekend - the only time I can play - without service.
If anyone is experiencing anything similar and has found a workaround, or even knows more about it, any feedback would be appreciated.
Edited, Sep 11th 2013 9:44am by skabbonica