There’s been a rather interesting issue I’ve had to fight with since… oh, since the Blood Wing went live in ICC.
See, this is what happens. Sometime between 6pm and 8pm, my latency will climb from where it usually sits (anywhere from 110-200ms, thank you ISP upgrades) to anywhere from 700ms to 17000ms. It will come back down to regular levels sometime between 11pm and midnight.
This is somewhat inconvenient, as this just so happens to be during peak times, when BG queues are at their fastest, and also when For Whom happens to raid.
Needless to say it is difficult to raid when you are rocking 5kms on boss fights.
Now, the interesting part comes in the details.
First, it is not simply bad lag. I am also disconnected very frequently in direct proportion to what is going on. Running around leveling a character in, say, the Arathi Highlands, I never get disconnected, whereas Wintergrasp features a disconnect roughly every twenty seconds.
Second, it isn’t my end of things either. I have a huge amount of evidence to support this. (more…)