Epic Lag?

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Post by gimlear » Sat May 02, 2009 5:06 am

Epic Lag?

I have noticed that my character is painfully slow when walking around (as in, 10-15 seconds between steps). Is this normal or is it some kind of lag/client/server/connection problem?

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Post by gimlear » Sat May 02, 2009 5:13 am

One more thing...

Also, I'm at the cooking place on newbie island. I can cook the sausage the first time, but I can't figure out how to use the spoon on the sausage to complete the dish.

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Post by Vern Kron » Sat May 02, 2009 6:06 am

Make sure the fire is going, and right while holding shift click the spoon. Then, still holding shift, click the sausage. Release.

If this does not work, make sure you are standing next to, and facing, the fire.

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Post by Naerwyn » Sat May 02, 2009 1:54 pm

Do you get the "You are encumbered" message? If you carry a lot of heavy objects, your character will move more slowly on different terrain types.

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Post by gimlear » Sat May 02, 2009 2:13 pm

Vern: Ah, I wasn't getting the whole shift+click thing. I'll try that.

Naerwyn: I've been moving the same speed ever since I started. And yes, I did get that message once. I dropped a bunch of stuff, but it didn't seem to help the speed of movement.

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Post by Llama » Sat May 02, 2009 9:18 pm

Also note that if you walk on forest, mud or mountain tiles you'll go slower.

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Post by gimlear » Sun May 03, 2009 7:14 pm

So, in other words, it's supposed to be like that.

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Post by Karl » Sun May 03, 2009 7:42 pm

We can't really know unless we're sitting behind you. You don't want me behind you. :lol:

But seriously, for a test, drop EVERYTHING you have on the ground, including your clothes, and try walking on a street.

If it walks fast and normal, then yeah.

Lag makes you UNABLE to move completely, or say anything. Being weighted down makes your avatar's animation slow too. If you're completely overcarrying, you'll get a message saying you're carrying too much to walk.

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Post by Llama » Sun May 03, 2009 7:47 pm

MoonDust wrote:You don't want me behind you. :lol:

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drop EVERYTHING you have on the ground, including your clothes
End of discussion.

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Post by Karl » Sun May 03, 2009 8:10 pm

Hadrian_Abela wrote:
MoonDust wrote:You don't want me behind you. :lol:

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drop EVERYTHING you have on the ground, including your clothes
End of discussion.
rofl.

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Post by AlexRose » Sun May 03, 2009 10:04 pm

Re: Epic Lag?

gimlear wrote:(as in, 10-15 seconds between steps)
No, that is most definitely not normal.

When you type into the client, does your text take ages to come up? Like just type fwekflwffwe or whatever and see if the text comes up immediately or lags. If the text is lagging, you have issues and need to update your drivers and whatnot.

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Post by gimlear » Mon May 04, 2009 2:12 am

Re: Epic Lag?

AlexRose wrote:
gimlear wrote:(as in, 10-15 seconds between steps)
No, that is most definitely not normal.

When you type into the client, does your text take ages to come up? Like just type fwekflwffwe or whatever and see if the text comes up immediately or lags. If the text is lagging, you have issues and need to update your drivers and whatnot.
When typing, the text appears like normal, but when I press enter it takes a few seconds to appear, especially when an NPC response is forthcoming.

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Post by Karl » Mon May 04, 2009 2:41 am

Re: Epic Lag?

gimlear wrote:
AlexRose wrote:
gimlear wrote:(as in, 10-15 seconds between steps)
No, that is most definitely not normal.

When you type into the client, does your text take ages to come up? Like just type fwekflwffwe or whatever and see if the text comes up immediately or lags. If the text is lagging, you have issues and need to update your drivers and whatnot.
When typing, the text appears like normal, but when I press enter it takes a few seconds to appear, especially when an NPC response is forthcoming.
Yeah, that's lag.

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Post by Llama » Mon May 04, 2009 9:13 am

Try reducing the frame rate to 13 or so (you can do it using the options part of the client) - that usually helps a bit.

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Post by Deuce » Fri May 08, 2009 5:23 am

For the slowness - try not running sharing programs, and anything else that has chance of slowing you down. On some comps it could be something as simple as bit torrent slowling you down, or a virus scan or whatever.

Delete cache regularly too, see if that helps and clear lists like that ya know?

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