Unbearable Lag... only on CB? (in Off-topic)


Reignmaker [Battle Royale] February 24 2007 8:28 PM EST

I don't know why, but ever since yesterday when CB went down and came back up, I've had enormous lag on CB. It takes me forever to fight and I decided it would take me hours to use the bought BA during the extra money time, so I just decided not to. I've asked other people if they feel this lag and none of them do. Everything else internet related works fine for me, any ideas what the problem could be?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 February 24 2007 8:33 PM EST

I'm getting the lag too, so its not just you.

[RX3]Cotillion February 24 2007 8:34 PM EST

try deleting your temporary internet files? cookies, clear the cache, crap like that... it might help.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] February 24 2007 8:38 PM EST

I've had bad lag on and off all day so the people you spoke to were obviously the very lucky ones.

QBRanger February 24 2007 8:43 PM EST

No lag here for at least 2 weeks now.

Reignmaker [Battle Royale] February 24 2007 8:56 PM EST

Does it take you about 10 seconds a fight? I'm getting spurts. Every once in awhile I'll fight 3 battles in a row like normal, then the lag comes back and it takes 10 seconds or more a fight.

AdminNightStrike February 25 2007 12:03 AM EST

The main lag is when reloading the fightlist after a fight. I find it works a ton better to keep several fight tabs open and just refresh. Got the idea from G a while ago =)

AdminNightStrike February 25 2007 12:24 AM EST

I'm trying to connect from various IPs, and it seems like only one route is affected.

Reignmaker [Battle Royale] February 25 2007 4:24 AM EST

How... do we keep several fight tabs open? And is there a way to fix the lag? And uh, why is it lagging in the first place?

[RX3]Cotillion February 25 2007 12:48 PM EST

Okay, last night was fine. Now it's taking me 10 seconds to load a fight if it even decides to load at all + I'm getting a lot of 'Server is busy/timed out' crap.

AdminNightStrike February 25 2007 12:58 PM EST

For East coast comcast users, we connect through a hub in arizona. That hub bit the dust a few days ago, which is why we see massive lag (Impulse and I are on the same proxy)

QBRanger February 25 2007 1:01 PM EST

Must not be all east coast comcast users though.

I live in Florida and use comcast without any delay/lag.

Godpanda February 25 2007 1:22 PM EST

Georgia here, and I ain't finding any particularly bad lag(or any at all, really).

Adminedyit February 25 2007 1:42 PM EST

NY here and no lag either :-)

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 February 25 2007 2:01 PM EST

CT with comcast, would anyone like to take my lag?

th00p February 25 2007 6:40 PM EST

Forget your lag, your gal is what I'm after =)

Yukk February 25 2007 11:53 PM EST

Yeah, I'm getting the lag pretty bad here.
It was so laggy from home on Saturday that by the time I managed to fight 1 battle, I'd been attacked twice, so over 30 seconds.
I gave up and connected to my office via VPN and it's been great from there ever since. Bonus is, when they check the logs they're going to see a huge amount of activity from me and think I've been working all weekend :)
So yeah, it appears to depend on my route even though a trace shows sub 150ms times from home.

Underage Drinking February 25 2007 11:56 PM EST

no lag up here in canada eh

AdminNightStrike February 26 2007 4:05 AM EST

PM: Ok, anyone forced to go through 64.213.79.110

This is going on 4 days now. I think I'm going to seek out a good proxy to use.

AdminNightStrike February 26 2007 4:15 AM EST

I found a great proxy that's open, elite, and fast.... and I get smacked with this:

The Websense category "Games" is filtered.
URL:
http://www.carnageblender.com/



....Sometimes I really hate the internet.....

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 February 26 2007 2:05 PM EST

the problem seems to be gone, checked my tracert and I'm still going through 64.213.79.110 so they must have fixed the problem.

Timberwolf February 26 2007 6:42 PM EST

I figured I'd post this here as I have been having intermittent lag at CB for about 2 weeks now.

I just got home and Google is unreachable, yet CB seems to run fine. I decided to run a tracert and this is what I got:

C:\Documents and Settings\##############>tracert
www.carnageblender.com

Tracing route to carnageblender.com [208.186.101.116]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 65.171.212.188
2 13 ms 10 ms 21 ms 10.1.1.1
3 13 ms 36 ms 15 ms 207.42.22.65
4 40 ms 21 ms 32 ms sl-gw17-chi-5-1-1.sprintlink.net [144.223.51.45]
5 1174 ms 1250 ms 1506 ms sl-bb20-chi-1-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.26.225]
6 1167 ms 1154 ms 1261 ms sl-st20-chi-13-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.20.3]
7 1224 ms 886 ms 1154 ms sl-eleclight-19-0.sprintlink.net [144.223.241.18]
8 1103 ms 1281 ms 1508 ms ge-4-1-0--0.cr02.chcg.il.frontiernet.net [74.40.4.141]
9 * 133 ms 115 ms so-1-0-0--0.cr01.slkc.ut.frontiernet.net [74.40.4.237]
10 84 ms 96 ms 105 ms 74.40.4.18
11 97 ms 138 ms 104 ms ge-0-0-0--0.gw02.slkc.eli.net [207.173.115.246]
12 75 ms 86 ms 87 ms 209.210.44.146
13 94 ms 146 ms 74 ms cisco1-fe-0-1.slc.csolutions.net [208.186.181.11.6]
14 117 ms 101 ms 130 ms 208-186-101-113.customer.csolutions.net [208.186.101.113]
15 175 ms 103 ms 106 ms 208-186-101-116.customer.csolutions.net [208.186.101.116]

Trace complete.

C:\Documents and Settings\##############>

Is anyone else seeing astronomical ping times like this?

bartjan February 26 2007 6:48 PM EST

What's so astronomical? 175 milliseconds sounds fine ...

Underage Drinking February 26 2007 6:49 PM EST

i dont know enough html to make this lazy, but this is me being lazy :P

http://www.internettrafficreport.com/

shows the status of the internet world wide, in some magical weird way i dont get, but that can let you know if certain paths are overrun.

Timberwolf February 26 2007 6:50 PM EST

I'm referring to 5, 6, 7 and 8.
When I ping Google, from 5 on it's all 1000+ ms ping times.

bartjan February 26 2007 6:54 PM EST

Please, try to understand what those numbers mean.
That those routers respond slowly to ping requests doesn't have to mean anything. If I were to design a router, I would make it good at routing packets *through* the router, and not focus too much at responding at packets aimed directly at it. As you can see, they still manage to do a fine job at routing the packages to the destination and back.

Wasp [Demon Forging] February 26 2007 6:57 PM EST

Seems that the servers that your ISP are using are slow. When I was on AOL, they were using these slow servers to get me through to some gaming servers I used, gave me terrible lag. I done a traceroute to carnageblender, got the same end bit, the only bit that differs were the laggy servers you got with 1k ping times. : /

bartjan February 26 2007 7:07 PM EST

As I already said, slow ping times to a router in itself is meaningless, without knowing more about how that router is configured. Yes, seeing all routers in Chicago having this slow ping response is an indication that they are very busy with 'something'.
Latency through this network is still fine, so based on these data, I see nothing to worry. What you do not show, is the packet loss (if any) you get when pinging CB. tracert is a bit limited for this. I personally use mrt (Matt's TraceRoute) for measurements like this. Apparently there's also a Windows version (http://winmtr.sourceforge.net/) of this fine program.
If you run it, pay attention to any packet loss, and where this starts to happen...
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