I seem to be having some issues with the AOE2:DE in which about 10 minutes into gameplay the game freezes, then speeds up to catch up to itself, almost as if it were being streamed. I have recorded a game in which it happened. It happends at times when I am not recording also. I also get a lot of frame rate drops, but sometimes the game will run perfectly fine. Here are my specs:
Alienware 15 R3
CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK @ 2.90Ghz (burst up to 4.4ghz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Yes. You may hear this being referred to as rubber-banding. It’s because of a lost connection to the multiplayer servers which is restored. The same issue is present in Age of Empires II: DE because both Age of Empires: DE and Age of Empires II: DE use the same multiplayer servers.