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Hammerhead20 #1 Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:15 AM

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For past 5 days straight, game has became pretty much unplayable.

 

During the battles, I'm getting HIGH PING spikes all the freaking time (from around 100-450 ms)...

 

I can't properly aim, shoot my gun or drive my tanks...

 

Do any of you experienced something similar? Maybe it's WG's servers are messed up as usual?

 

Or my internet connection is really the main problem of all this? How to find this out?

 

By the way, I'm not computer guy, so I'm not THAT good at the hardware and all other stuff...


Edited by Hammerhead20, 14 August 2019 - 11:15 AM.


XxKuzkina_MatxX #2 Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:16 AM

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Check your connection using Pingplotter...

 

https://eu.wargaming.../article/10252/



jack_timber #3 Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:47 AM

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WiFi or wired? It can make a difference, wired is better.

tajj7 #4 Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:06 PM

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Try pin plotter to see if it is your side, if it is then look at your ISPs website/social media to see if they have highlighted any faults in the area, might be a temporary thing, if not talk to your ISP, you'll probably have to badger them as they generally like to fob people off and not look for problems on the line.

 

There is also a program called WTfast you can get, you have to pay for it but I think one month is free, I have used it before and did improve my ping. 



unclexray #5 Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:15 PM

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its not youre internet   its the overrun servers from wg because all the mision crapto manny little kids try to fucked up youre game and finaly they have the t27 after 200 hr gaming

Hammerhead20 #6 Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:20 PM

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View Postunclexray, on 14 August 2019 - 02:15 PM, said:

its not youre internet   its the overrun servers from wg because all the mision crapto manny little kids try to fucked up youre game and finaly they have the t27 after 200 hr gaming

 

I also want to believe that it's not my internet's fault.

 

Everything started on Saturday...

 

Before that, everything was actually fine...

 

And I'm not running any stupid mods, only mod for "MoE" and that's it...



malachi6 #7 Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

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View Postunclexray, on 14 August 2019 - 12:15 PM, said:

its not youre internet   its the overrun servers from wg because all the mision crapto manny little kids try to fucked up youre game and finaly they have the t27 after 200 hr gaming

 

Evidence?  There can be dozens of hops from a persons PC to the WG servers.  Each hop has the potential to be an issue.  Then there could PC issues, such as old drivers, multiple applications running, malware highjacking bandwidth.  until you diagnose the issue, blanket statements such as this do nothing to help resolve the issue.



Balc0ra #8 Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:56 PM

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View Postunclexray, on 14 August 2019 - 12:15 PM, said:

its not youre internet   its the overrun servers from wg because all the mision crapto manny little kids try to fucked up youre game and finaly they have the t27 after 200 hr gaming

 

That would make sense if there was an actual T27 marathon on.

 

But... 9 out 10 times its traffic that is distorted or delayed between you and WG. As everything is sever run, thus more can go wrong. Just run a plotter trace OP, and it will tell you where the delays and lag strart. For me it's always at point 6 out 13 with a server in Denmark when I get lag or packet loss.


Edited by Balc0ra, 14 August 2019 - 12:57 PM.


StinkyStonky #9 Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:14 PM

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Reboot your router (leave it switched off for a few minutes).  That will fix most issues.

 

Also try speedtest (https://www.speedtest.net/) - If that shows problems then you know it's your ISP.

 

Your ISP probably has support forums.  Look on there and see if there are any recent complaints about gaming ping.



Hammerhead20 #10 Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:09 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 14 August 2019 - 03:14 PM, said:

Reboot your router (leave it switched off for a few minutes).  That will fix most issues.

 

Also try speedtest (https://www.speedtest.net/) - If that shows problems then you know it's your ISP.

 

Your ISP probably has support forums.  Look on there and see if there are any recent complaints about gaming ping.

 

I rebooted my router a couple of times and not only today.

 

Also done "speedtest" and it shows that my internet speed is actually fine and stable.

 

It can't be that my internet is causing all these PING problems...



tajj7 #11 Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

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You can have good upload and download speeds but still have packet loss, which is what can cause sudden jumps of lag. Use ping plotter as suggested above whilst playing the game. 

 

Also do you have other online games you can play and test on? 



unhappy_bunny #12 Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:58 PM

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View Postunclexray, on 14 August 2019 - 11:15 AM, said:

its not youre internet   its the overrun servers from wg because all the mision crapto manny little kids try to fucked up youre game and finaly they have the t27 after 200 hr gaming

 

Comments like this are unhelpful and best ignored.

 

View PostHammerhead20, on 14 August 2019 - 01:09 PM, said:

 

I rebooted my router a couple of times and not only today.

 

Also done "speedtest" and it shows that my internet speed is actually fine and stable.

 

It can't be that my internet is causing all these PING problems...

 

Speedtest shows the upload and download speeds from your PC to your ISP. 

Ping shows the time it takes for a packet of data to travel from your PC across the Internet to a designated server and back again. If the packet fails to reach the destination or to return, it times out and will be resent, often via a different route. 

The Internet is comprised of many hubs with multiple links between them. 

Think of a motorway map. There are many towns all interconnected by motorways, crisscrossing the country. Your data is a vehicle travelling these roads. It only takes one accident to put a section of motorway out of action and cause the vehicles to find another route. This increases the journey time. 

Now, it only takes one hub, maybe in France or Germany to have a problem, or a section of cable between 2 hubs to fail, and there is either a bottleneck or a complete blockage. Your data gets delayed. This causes a difference between what your client thinks is the situation in game and what the server determines it to be. Thus, lag, jerky movements, or complete disconnection happens, but not to everyone. Those vehicles on unaffected motorways suffer no delays, and the data on unaffected routes across the Internet likewise.

 

Running Pingplotter to the WG server you login via, while you are playing, can help determine where on the Internet the problem lies. 

 



Hammerhead20 #13 Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:05 PM

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View Posttajj7, on 14 August 2019 - 04:29 PM, said:

You can have good upload and download speeds but still have packet loss, which is what can cause sudden jumps of lag. Use ping plotter as suggested above whilst playing the game. 

 

Also do you have other online games you can play and test on? 

 

No. I don't play any other online games so I can't check if it's only problem with WoT... 



spidre #14 Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:21 PM

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I disconnect my router, this stops any background programme running. 




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