Servers being generally worse, way more freezes and stutters

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

so this is an issue that there isn’t much to provide, (i.e replays or screenshots don’t provide anything, sure i can record videos but that take way too much time)
ask any professional player about their experience rather, or just generally any players who play frequently
and as someone who watches many streamers, i may estimate this is a recent issue, likely started since RoR update

games can run rather smooth on certain servers, while on others it can show ok ping but in game its a different story, and it also depends on the players location
so i think its a general server issue, idk what exactly it is (overloading? routing?)

sometimes it can be just the latency the player feel in game doesnt match whats shown on lobby ping list, sometimes it freeze mid game for 10 seconds and everything speeds up after, sometimes its constant stutter every few seconds

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

:point_down: How often does the issue occur? CHOSE ONE; DELETE THE REST!

  • 50% of the time / matches I play (FREQUENTLY)
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Hi @HeavenlyChorus
What you describe here sounds like network issues, even if the ping is ok, there could be packet loss. Do you have a video showing the issue?
Thanks for this detailed report :slight_smile:

pro player hearttt has been getting bad lag and 300 ish ping (by f11 in game) on eastus when he only has 140 visible ping outside lobby

another example of a chinese and brazilian player both getting lag on ukwest server

another one during tournament

like i said, this is just way too frequenent, if you guys have someone to camp some aoe2 players’ stream in the community, you can easily find more

its not like these professional players all have bad internet (all of a sudden since recent month as well)

after the recent maintenance some eastern servers ping went through the roof. all of them use to be green for me except brazil between green and yellow. now these two servers are unplayable.

serb and german both getting lag on ukwest server

on ukwest server
tatoh kept getting the random stutters throughout the game from time to time

i’ve posted a bunch already, in case u missed

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:slight_smile: thank you so much!:slight_smile: