As many of you may have picked up in chat, I'm finding the game almost entirely unplayable as it currently operates for me.
I've tried a whole bunch of stuff, including reinstalling, changing settings, starting in safe mode, changing my DNS handling (from Optimum to Optimum's OpenDNS numbers to Google's DNS service) and steady watching these traceroutes.
Now, some of this may be my ISP, as there is often a slow step from lightpath.net to cogentco.com, but, considering that cable is a monopoly in the US, well...
Quote:6 451be0da.cst.lightpath.net (126.96.36.199) 37.144 ms 16.319 ms
188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 14.064 ms
7 * * *
8 be2324.ccr41.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (220.127.116.11) 139.773 ms
I guess step 7's just going to have to suck, lol...
In other news, I'm about 4% of the way into patching 11 GBs (yes, gigabytes) of patches... so, maybe this reinstall will do something.
I got in a quick CCA after starting up, and, aside from everyone else being so weak that I got 1st place, that went fine... then, I was barely able to get through recording Exchange prices... actually, it crashed twice while all I was doing was looking up items in the Exchange and engaging in banter in chat... and I'm not even recording that many prices these days!
If anyone has any ideas... lemme know...
Two things I'm not considering are:
Switching ISPs (Optimum provides the only cable internet in my area and FIOS doesn't come into my building yet, meaning there would be a significant initial cost and I would also have to petition all of my neighbors and the management company...)
Getting a new computer (I know a MacBook Pro isn't optimal, but, really... for my work, I'm often running very heavy stuff in Photoshop and Illustrator concurrently with running multiple server instances on my local machine to test dev versions of sites on which I'm working... the little guy is a beast and has no problems with anything *but* STO... and I don't have the scratch right now)
The bottom line is, I'm sorry for all my whining in chat... just annoying that, just as I'm getting the hang of things, and during an R&D weekend, the game is almost entirely unplayable. I have a great time playing with you all and I hope all y'all's great times are continuing unfettered!