Is it just me?

Hi Hi Hi! I have to get away from the TV and Twitter for a bit today before I explode. Thought I’d see if anyone else does these things in WoW.

I tend to go to beautiful locations and, well, do nothing for long periods of time. Depending on the expac and location I might also get all sniffly and emotional if it’s Wrath or Pandaria.

Oh hi Farmer Fung, how are things? So good to see you again!

Kind of the same thing but I fly around looking for music I like and then stop and Cat just hangs around for five or ten minutes. You know, grooving. Hahahahahaha, you go girl.

I know that my latency lately has been driving some of this. It spiked the other day around 1400 ms. Not a lot you can do with that kind of latency.

I looked up finding what’s causing your latency and they gave a lot of reasons. Which one? I don’t know enough to figure it out. It started around when the pre-patch came out. Is my computer too old? If I turn off the computer and then reboot the router it will go down from 3 days to a few hours, don’t know what that means.

I even did a this thingy:

Tracing route to 137.221.105.2 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms 10.0.0.1
2 13 ms 12 ms 882 ms 96.120.104.101
3 13 ms 12 ms 1215 ms po-104-rur01.manassas.va.bad.comcast.net [68.87.143.29]
4 * 13 ms 13 ms 162.151.60.102
5 2512 ms 16 ms 14 ms 162.151.60.157
6 205 ms 15 ms 12 ms ae-16-ar01.capitolhghts.md.bad.comcast.net [162.151.60.233]
7 1225 ms 16 ms 1089 ms be-31411-cs01.ashburn.va.ibone.comcast.net [96.110.40.17]
8 2822 ms 274 ms 18 ms be-2111-pe11.ashburn.va.ibone.comcast.net [96.110.32.122]
9 430 ms 228 ms 56 ms 50.208.235.6
10 1761 ms 74 ms 72 ms ae1-br01-eqdc2.as57976.net [137.221.72.33]
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 1492 ms 230 ms 74 ms et-0-0-0-pe01-swlv10.as57976.net [137.221.83.81]
14 71 ms 71 ms 71 ms 137.221.105.2

Trace complete.

Aha! Just as I suspected, it’s Comcast’s fault! Figures. Yeah, I don’t know what any of that means.

I’ve been trying to complete Pandaria Raiding with Leases which works with lag but just takes a while. I got back to Boralus one day after doing Heart of Fear and sold all the stuff I’d acquired that wasn’t a pet. Logged out.

Next morning logged in and looked to see what I might be able to upgrade and found my iLevel had fallen 4 points. I had SOMEHOW equipped a pair of iLevel 40 gloves the day before and sold the good ones. Is it just me that’s this ditzy? No, don’t answer. I think I know.

That’s about it. Have to figure out something else now to keep me off Twitter. Wash the stinky dog? EAT? EAT SOMEMORE? Maybe some cookies?

11 Responses to “Is it just me?”

  1. May be worth a try. It helped me years ago when it was so bad I had 3 FPS

    http://www.leatrix.com/leatrix-latency-fix

    • Thank you! I will sure give it a try!

      While I wouldn’t mind a new computer I am torn. This is old but runs all my Adobe software and I WILL NOT pay them a monthly fee if the new one didn’t.

      • Believe me, I would like a new computer too. Mine is doing ok, but I’m finding I need to remove things and my graphics card just makes the cut now just so I can play WoW. If the game grows much more I may be forced to make a hard choice, and spending $1000 isn’t it.

  2. Cookies. Cookies win every time.

  3. I do that, too — go to a place where I love the music and just hover in the air so that I can use the WoW soundtrack as my background music
    You can get things back that you accidentally got rid of! You used to have to ask a GM to do it for you, but then it was made into an account function in the Blizzard website online. You log in with your battlenet info, then I think you find the link for “Item Restoration”, choose the character that you want to get something back with, and then scroll through the list of all the stuff that character has vendored or deleted in the past so many days until you find the thing you want to get back. I think there might be something like a 14 day window in which you can get an item restored, and you can only get an item restored once every so many days — maybe once a week? Go get those good gloves back!

  4. If you need to, maybe you should take that latency output and hand it over to Comcast so they’re aware of the issue. Looks like it’s not them per se, but somewhere else on the chain from your PC to Blizz’s servers. However, a company like Comcast has the power to lean on people to fix their network.

    • Yes, some of those were really high but I figured Comcast would just shrug and say not us. I lose patience on the phone but I could give the online approach a try.

      It may be that complaining on the internet worked as yesterday it stayed steady at 72 ms for the whole couple hours I was on lol!

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