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Old 07-29-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Please let us know what your experiences are on Nagafen today after some of the hardware changes.  We monitored a warfields event this morning and it appeared to be running very smoothly.  I wasn't able to log in and check it out for myself, but it appeared that the zone should have been relatively lag-free for having 120+ people in the zone.

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Old 07-29-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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Is this all that you updated at the moment?

Our SF raids on Nagafen has never been more clear than today. No spell lag at all, no delay on CA's, just perfect. Dont know if you updated those zones as well.

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Old 07-29-2010, 06:42 PM   #3
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Rothgar wrote:

Please let us know what your experiences are on Nagafen today after some of the hardware changes.  We monitored a warfields event this morning and it appeared to be running very smoothly.  I wasn't able to log in and check it out for myself, but it appeared that the zone should have been relatively lag-free for having 120+ people in the zone.

Please post your experiences here.

This is 10x better than any new content you could have ever givin us.

Havent got to raid yet, dont know if you even upgraded our raid zones yet but If you did I would <3 you.

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Old 07-29-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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It really feels like they did. Raiding atm is awesome.

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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Paill@Nagafen wrote:

Rothgar wrote:

Please let us know what your experiences are on Nagafen today after some of the hardware changes.  We monitored a warfields event this morning and it appeared to be running very smoothly.  I wasn't able to log in and check it out for myself, but it appeared that the zone should have been relatively lag-free for having 120+ people in the zone.

Please post your experiences here.

This is 10x better than any new content you could have ever givin us.

Havent got to raid yet, dont know if you even upgraded our raid zones yet but If you did I would <3 you.

The simple answer is that you should see a lot less lag in all zones.  But as with anything there's always room for issues to crop up which is why we need to monitor the new hardware and our load balancing system to make sure things are behaving correctly.

From my angle, things look awesome.  I'm going to pop into Nagafen shortly to see how things are going.  If you're seeing good things, let us know.

We're shooting for early next week for AB to get the same upgrade treatment.

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:26 PM   #6
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The real test here for raiding is when we try for Klaaktuus challenge-mode as that has the worst lag I have ever experienced except for mass PvP zerg.

Onyx or Europa should be able to tell soon enough!

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:33 PM   #7
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Warfields with Large numbers of people in zone and in the immediate area and 0 spell lag. It was awesome.

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:39 PM   #8
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Sounds like the experiment is already a huge success. 

AB next week, what's the timetable for the other servers? The last thing we need on AB is everyone and their brother transferring there and negating the effect of the upgrades.  

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:16 PM   #9
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Lag is Warfields is drastically lower to non-existent, even with lots of people there. 

Good job guys 

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:31 PM   #10
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Quabi@Antonia Bayle wrote:

Sounds like the experiment is already a huge success. 

AB next week, what's the timetable for the other servers? The last thing we need on AB is everyone and their brother transferring there and negating the effect of the upgrades.  

We can't post a timetable yet because there are many decisions to be made first.  But trust me when I say we are working our tails off and trying to do everything as fast as we can.

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:44 PM   #11
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Rothgar wrote:

We can't post a timetable yet because there are many decisions to be made first.  But trust me when I say we are working our tails off and trying to do everything as fast as we can.

Cool, did you mean to confirm that the other servers are getting upgrades as well, or am I reading too much into it?  Just knowing that other servers are getting upgrades would be great, even if we don't know the timetable.

I've been saying for a long time now that fixing the lag is more important than any content or mechanics updates, and it looks like you guys are getting really close to solving that problem...which is awesome.

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:05 PM   #12
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So is the hardware affecting more then just CL/Antonica at this point?

or are we still waiting for all zones to be switched over

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:16 PM   #13
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I've had frequent disconnects since the change over of the hardware.  More so now than before the change over..  I am not in a warfield when this is happening.  Does it prioritize zones?

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:17 PM   #14
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The lag is basically gone from contested content

very good change, sad it didnt happen a year ago when there was competition for contested content and open world pvp but nevertheless, things are running smoother then smooth

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:20 PM   #15
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Just did what was one of the previous laggiest encounters in sentinel's fate (Klaaktuus Unbound) in an open zone and had zero lag.

What used to be a 15-25minute fight from lag alone just died in 5min20sec.

Night and day difference. Requesting avatars to be put in game again since lag was the #1 blocker for us on pvp servers.

Edit: Seplling.

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That is pretty awesome to be honest. I dont care much for the PvP but the massive raid lag, both contested and instances has really bugged me since the beginning. Knowing that its pretty much gone is really gonna make it fun again.

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:32 PM   #17
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I agree.. this should of happened a year ago. But now that it has finally happened I am more excited than ever!

FINALLY !

p.s. now if only the devs can review the conj requests SMILEY joke!

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:34 PM   #18
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Already feels like the best thing you have ever done for us imo.

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:35 PM   #19
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Its like a new game! Okay, maybe that is a bit too much but omg, f* awesome.

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:46 AM   #20
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I'm not sure what else to say, but the new servers are redic. This is by far one of the best things the devs have done, amazing job.

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Old 07-30-2010, 01:14 AM   #21
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FANTASTIC! Wish it didn't take so long though

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Old 07-30-2010, 01:17 AM   #22
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<3 Love you guys. The new server hardware has greatly increased performance in every zone I've been in today. Not a bit of lag. Thankssss! Now we just need fame back! *cough*

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Old 07-30-2010, 01:28 AM   #23
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IT'S ALIVE, ALIVE I SAY! ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE! AHAHAHAHAHA!

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:07 AM   #24
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Quabi@Antonia Bayle wrote:

Rothgar wrote:

We can't post a timetable yet because there are many decisions to be made first.  But trust me when I say we are working our tails off and trying to do everything as fast as we can.

Cool, did you mean to confirm that the other servers are getting upgrades as well, or am I reading too much into it?  Just knowing that other servers are getting upgrades would be great, even if we don't know the timetable.

I've been saying for a long time now that fixing the lag is more important than any content or mechanics updates, and it looks like you guys are getting really close to solving that problem...which is awesome.

It's more likely that they want to see how much load this setup can handle so that they know what level of server consolidation needs to be done with the available hardware.

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:59 AM   #25
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In all seriousness, this is probably the greatest thing to hit this game in the last 2-3 years. Lag had totally made raiding/pvping and basically just playing the game not enjoyable to me. I had stayed here for friends but this totally has me hooked again. Kudos to the development team, you really surprised us.

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...one small step for soe, one giant leap for playability.

great. thanks!

(but could you please find a solution to the recent

increase in disconnects)

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:05 PM   #27
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If upgrading six old year hardware has such a great effect on the game performance (who would have thought SMILEY ), then this can only mean that international servers, that suffer since years from spell lag due to the on the fly translation, that significantly increases the server load compared to English servers, are No 1 candidates for new hardware.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:47 PM   #28
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I normally play on Najena, but have several characters on Nagafen from when it was my principle server. After hearing how incredible the changes were, I decided to log in an alt to test it out for myself....

Wow, the change in the gameplay experience is unlike anything I've experienced. It brought me back to 2004 with how the game felt. Its amazing that you can get so used to lag that it almost feels weird when your controls respond when you touch them. Its like getting the power-steering working in a car after years without it.

I really look forward to my home servers getting an upgrade like this. Its the closest to a new lease on life for this game as I can imagine.

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Old 07-30-2010, 01:50 PM   #29
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We were discussing in guild chat today about this but is there any way we can get confirmation Rothgar that the entire Nagafen server is on the new hardware or are you currently still in the process of monitoring the loads and transferring and all that good stuffs? It surely seems like the entire server is running 500% better than it used to.

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Old 07-30-2010, 02:55 PM   #30
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Grats Naggy players.Utter shame there's nothing the works for the rest of the servers asside from AB.

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