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    How I Fixed the Lag

    I noticed that most or all of the people experiencing The Lag (the specific type of lag we've had for a few months) were further away from the servers. Since I can't move to the Netherlands (I think that's where the servers are located) I thought maybe I could pretend to be close and that might help.

    So, in short:

    1. I subscribed to a paid VPN service.

    2. I connected to a server in the Netherlands.

    3. I logged into EU.

    Result: No lag! No lag at all!

    No lag every 30 seconds or so for 3-5 seconds where nothing happens. No tool/weapon switching lag. No spawning way above the ground when entering a MM instance. No auction lag!
    It was glorious!

    I've tested it for about 6 hours in MM FFA instances, no lag ever, no stutter (up to 93 attacks/minute weapon), no disconnects. My in game ping didn't really change. I can't guarantee it will work as well for everyone or solve all issues but it definitely works for me.

    The Details:

    After some research I decided to try IPVanish VPN service. It costs $10 per month, or 25% off ($7.50) if you go to https://www.cnet.com/best-vpn-services-directory/ and click on the IPVanish link (it's the first review), then on the IPVanish page click on the c|net 25% off banner near the top. They have a 7-day money-back guarantee. They even take Bitcoin (don't know if refund is possible with that). If you decide to try this method I don't know if other VPN services would work as well, I've only used this one. I do know that the free VPN services are always crap. Don't try it with a free service and come back here and say it doesn't work please.

    Once you download the software, install and run and you will see this:



    Don't use Quick Connect. On the left select the Server List tab as shown, then select Netherlands. That's it, log in.

    If you try it please post your results here in this thread.

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    If some from MA reads this, this should be a big clue for fixing the problem.

    (Disclaimer: I am not affiliated at all with c|net or IPVanish, just trying to help.)
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    Try sweden when not in instance, you get better loot

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    good job testing this.

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    I got a PM that said just reconnect until lag is gone and you can play lag free. This was suggested before and I've tried this many times and I've never been able to be lag free, no matter where I log in, in fact it doesn't help me at all, the lag is always there. Using a VPN is the only thing that has helped me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred5283 View Post
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    It's just changing packet routing, which I will feel free to do if it fixes the problem that they haven't for months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xen View Post
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    I got a PM that said just reconnect until lag is gone and you can play lag free. This was suggested before and I've tried this many times and I've never been able to be lag free, no matter where I log in, in fact it doesn't help me at all, the lag is always there. Using a VPN is the only thing that has helped me.
    I send you that msg & to be clear, it takes me like 5 relogs ~ to get there..
    I do have an old laptop to play on so I don't try this every time... I just want to log in & play.

    PS, If it helps, I log in from Belgium true telenet via cable

    Edit : from what I saw, I either am lag free, or it's totla shit (lag every 2 minutes, if it lasts that long)

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    The VPN kinda scares me in the event that MA does block an account for using it.

    Sad that it's a potential fix action...but your faced with the question of if it's worth getting potential banned over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Who You View Post
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    The VPN kinda scares me in the event that MA does block an account for using it.

    Sad that it's a potential fix action...but your faced with the question of if it's worth getting potential banned over?
    For all thinking about this; your best route is to notify support that you will be using a VPN. If you have a static VPN server, you can notify them of the IP (or IP range) to expect on your account.

    I've used these guys for years (https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn) without issue. FYI - I still get lag while using the VPN, but it may help someone else.

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