is CB slowing down? (in General)

AdminShade June 5 2009 1:26 AM EDT

for the past few days I have noticed CB being more slow than it used to be, pressing enter while fighting especially.

When clicking fight, it sometimes also slows down but not that much.

Is it CB or is it me? I've checked all my connections to CB and it doesn't seem on my end...

Untouchable June 5 2009 1:29 AM EDT


Timberwolf June 5 2009 1:30 AM EDT

CB is the only site I am having slow-downs on too.
It cleared up briefly today, but I am getting it again.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] June 5 2009 1:31 AM EDT

Ask Jon to look at the average load page for the past few days and compare it to a week ago or so.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 5 2009 1:32 AM EDT

it has been sluggish for me over the last 24 hours sporadically. jon ordered a new server i believe due to some issues with the other one. i haven't heard any news on it being installed yet though so maybe that is the issue?

Untouchable June 5 2009 1:36 AM EDT

Its 2012 for CB guys.


Lord Bob June 5 2009 2:07 AM EDT

"is CB slowing down?"


Most notably in the number of multiple fight errors/fines I've been receiving.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 5 2009 2:49 AM EDT

Give it time, it will pass eventually.

BHT June 5 2009 2:59 AM EDT

It might have something to do with the latest change, but yes defiantly slower load rates.

Lord Bob June 5 2009 3:09 AM EDT

"It might have something to do with the latest change,"

No. It has been happening for a few weeks now.

Daz June 5 2009 3:22 AM EDT

Yeah, I asked about this in the recent change thread because I noticed it in a big way immediately after that.

QBOddBird June 5 2009 4:01 AM EDT

Yeah, the sluggishness because noticeable to me after this most recent big change. It's pretty slow.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 5 2009 4:25 AM EDT

It was slow for me for a while even before the change. Right now, my botchecks only load when i right click > show image. Then typing it in, i have to reload my forge page cause it will never load. >.<

Lord Bob June 5 2009 4:47 AM EDT

"Most notably in the number of multiple fight errors/fines I've been receiving."

Yep, there's another one.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 5 2009 7:32 AM EDT

Ditto to that. More fines/errors, and slower load times. Also, it seems as though I sometimes can't click enter to fight...

alaskanpsyko June 5 2009 8:10 AM EDT

it always has been slow for me, almost half the weeks i play i time out while going higher/lower in opponents list

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 5 2009 9:03 AM EDT

I've had multiple issues with CB lately, including everything you guys have noted and more. Bad load screens, basic non-quicklink pages, Train By errors, & inability to switch characters without logging out and back in again. I have already done all the basic things told to me by admins, techies and professional IT's. I have noticed that when NS says he finished working on something it gets better.

Thak June 5 2009 9:26 AM EDT

I have noticed random page loads lagging out and almost every bot check lags out also. This started about 2-3 days ago for me.
I dont have this problem with any other site so i came to the conclusion that it was this site.

j'bob June 5 2009 9:50 AM EDT

I was just thinking this myself. I noticed it for sure yesterday and just brushed it off. Same today.
Click... (long pause)... fight / results.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 5 2009 12:15 PM EDT

*sigh* Another suspension.

AdminShade June 5 2009 12:27 PM EDT

still problems here, as well as at work...

Rawr June 5 2009 12:43 PM EDT

I"m getting slow too. It has become quite the nuisance...

QBJohnnywas June 5 2009 1:11 PM EDT

I'm not seeing it running slowly. If anything it feels faster than normal....

AdminShade June 5 2009 1:40 PM EDT

<Shade> Fex: have a solution or estimated the problem yet?
<Verifex> not yet, from what I can tell, it's a bandwidth issue on the colocation side hopefully not a server problem

chuck1234 June 5 2009 6:17 PM EDT

was slow since you guys reported the problem, but now its back to almost normal, its not absolutely blazing fast as before, but its faster than the slow crawl since a few days.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 5 2009 7:37 PM EDT

Yeah, it's almost there.

Rawr June 6 2009 5:09 PM EDT

"Didn't I say it's not polite to fight more than one battle at a time? You'll have to wait about 10 minutes now for fight to be reenabled."

No, you didn't, but okay.

Lord Bob June 6 2009 5:22 PM EDT

"No, you didn't, but okay."

I got one last night. I don't think things are solved yet, though I will note I haven't been hit with one today yet.

I'd be less miffed about it if it wasn't the most condescending message in the bloody game.

Burton June 6 2009 5:31 PM EDT

Absolutely, and it is rather annoying.

Phrede June 6 2009 5:33 PM EDT

I am having the same issue

Mikel [Bring it] June 6 2009 5:38 PM EDT

Seems much better to me today than it has been.

Gandalf June 6 2009 5:39 PM EDT

I'm with JW, no slow down at all as of late.

TheCakeIsTheTruth June 6 2009 5:44 PM EDT

"Didn't I say it's not polite to fight more than one battle at a time? You'll have to wait about 10 minutes now for fight to be reenabled."

I usually I get this here and there, but yesterday I had this happen like 5 times.

winner winner June 6 2009 6:14 PM EDT

CB was really slow for me this morning but it's much faster now.

TheCakeIsTheTruth June 7 2009 12:13 AM EDT

Got another 10 minute suspension, and failed botcheck.

TheCakeIsTheTruth June 7 2009 1:54 AM EDT

Another 10 minute suspension. CB is the only site that's this slow. It's incredibly slow.

Mikel [Bring it] June 7 2009 1:57 AM EDT

And I spoke too soon as well, now it was slow again.

Revs June 7 2009 2:00 AM EDT

Yeah, I'm having a tough time today with CB as well.

AdminShade June 7 2009 6:56 AM EDT

it seem like out of 5 every fights or actions at least 1 is taking more than the usual amount of time to get through.

Clicking fight after have pressed enter to fight usually helps speed up things, though continuous clicking fight slows down also.

Can we have a word from above as to what this might be caused by?

kronopolous June 7 2009 11:27 AM EDT

I completely ditto what shade said with the clicking fight thing. I find every fifth one or so is a stalled load.

Wasp June 7 2009 11:34 AM EDT

Shade has it spot on. It's driving me crazy. It's taking ages to burn ba. Missed a few hundred the other day. Missed another couple hundred during exp time. : /

Cube June 7 2009 11:42 AM EDT

Idea: Maybe it has to do with random drops being calculated?
There are probably ways that could be fixed.

Sickone June 7 2009 12:18 PM EDT

The slowdowns started way before this latest change...

TheCakeIsTheTruth June 7 2009 4:26 PM EDT

Another 10 minute suspension, and a failed botcheck. .. Man.

Cube June 7 2009 4:31 PM EDT

I haven't been fighting- simply noticed this was posted two days after the change. My bad.

AdminShade June 7 2009 5:50 PM EDT

The slowdown happened before the recent item spawning change...

According to Verifex there is something wrong with the path all our connections take towards CB server, there is something clogged which hinders our speedy connections.

In other words, in between our highway and the one from CB server, there is a small back road which is really slow... (according to fex)

Cube June 7 2009 6:19 PM EDT

In windows
Run => cmd

Mine seemed fine, but I haven't noticed a slowdown.

Burton June 7 2009 7:30 PM EDT

I am wondering how long this will last for. Because it is getting to the point where it is really bothering me.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 7 2009 8:22 PM EDT

Yea, it was slow before the recent random drops change. But I was wondering, maybe Jon was testing stuff out for the change before he put it into effect.


Works for me at least.

When CB hangs for a while and won't load your forge action, goto Business > Forge to reload the page, and it should load right away. Even if you did multiple actions while it was hanging, it will load those added actions as well. While still quite annoying, it helps make it go quicker [instead of waiting for the hang time] and so you dont miss some botchecks here and there.

Sickone June 7 2009 8:59 PM EDT

Just a small "thing" about the internet : the path you see in a traceroute is the path from YOU to the server... the reverse path (from the server to you) COULD be different.

Cube June 7 2009 11:20 PM EDT

'Yea, it was slow before the recent random drops change. But I was wondering, maybe Jon was testing stuff out for the change before he put it into effect.'

I was thinking that too. Hopefully, he can confirm or deny that.

Is there anyone here not experiencing a slowdown at all?
Also, I could be wrong, but many people in this thread are from Europe right?

Burton June 7 2009 11:48 PM EDT

Canada here.

Shark June 8 2009 7:28 AM EDT

this place is so slow indeed...locks up on botchecks...locks up on battles and messes me up and I get fight banned..its always been horrid for me

Demigod June 8 2009 7:42 AM EDT

I'm back to fast.

AdminShade June 8 2009 10:23 AM EDT

I'm going worse now...

TheCakeIsTheTruth June 8 2009 10:24 AM EDT

It's back to normal, still doesn't make up for the 10+ 10 minute suspensions and failed bot checks I received the last couple of days.

hzarb June 8 2009 10:28 AM EDT

Still very irregular response at my end. Overall slow though..

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 8 2009 1:15 PM EDT

I often have to hit the fight button twice or thrice to actually fight anyone. Been happening since the start of last week.

Revs June 8 2009 1:18 PM EDT

Worse today. And I'm noticing that the sidebar is taking an extra second to track with the main window fight as well.

Soul Eater June 8 2009 1:54 PM EDT

I agree it does seem to be a little slower than usual.

Lord Bob June 8 2009 2:03 PM EDT

"but many people in this thread are from Europe right?"

Detroit here.

And it's much worse today.

Lord Bob June 8 2009 2:13 PM EDT

"Didn't I say it's not polite to fight more than one battle at a time? You'll have to wait about 10 minutes now for fight to be reenabled."


QBRanger June 8 2009 2:48 PM EDT

Florida here,

I have yet to get a 10 minute time out, however, when it is slow I do not do anything for 1 minute.

But it is very slow at times.

AdminShade June 8 2009 3:32 PM EDT

has been a bit faster for me now, but every 5th fight or action still takes too much time (i.e. twice the time / a second load)

Neo Japan June 8 2009 4:13 PM EDT

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Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 24 ms 24 ms 23 ms
3 23 ms 23 ms 23 ms [
4 32 ms 31 ms 31 ms [
5 31 ms 31 ms 31 ms [130.81
6 31 ms 31 ms 31 ms []
7 30 ms 31 ms 31 ms [154.54.11
8 30 ms 30 ms 31 ms [154.54.24.
9 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms [
10 38 ms 39 ms 38 ms [154.54.26.
11 54 ms 54 ms 53 ms [
12 67 ms 67 ms 67 ms [
13 70 ms 70 ms 71 ms []
14 74 ms 74 ms 75 ms []
15 72 ms 71 ms 73 ms []
16 73 ms 76 ms 73 ms []

Trace complete.

is this what its supposed to look like? it runs pretty slow for me as well. NY

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] June 8 2009 4:33 PM EDT

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
2 9 ms 10 ms 13 ms []
3 10 ms 9 ms 9 ms
4 20 ms 18 ms 19 ms
5 19 ms 18 ms 18 ms []

6 35 ms 36 ms 38 ms []
7 41 ms 36 ms 35 ms []

8 38 ms 36 ms 35 ms []

9 59 ms 67 ms 71 ms []
10 58 ms 58 ms 60 ms []
11 75 ms 78 ms 76 ms [216.
12 77 ms 75 ms 77 ms []
13 149 ms 84 ms 88 ms []

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] June 8 2009 4:34 PM EDT

I live in MO.

AdminQBVerifex June 8 2009 8:48 PM EDT

Okay, fights should not take 3 or 4 seconds to complete, what is going on here? Are we really beating up the server that much?

QBsutekh137 June 8 2009 8:59 PM EDT

Every time I check, the server load is small...

I am having the same issue, though... Just wish I knew what was going on...

Rawr June 9 2009 2:07 AM EDT

I'm getting more and more pop-ups from CB that says "error, could not connect to CB at this time." Never have I experienced this before.

gols090 [forge of me] June 9 2009 6:35 AM EDT

This is NOT COOL. Every other fight is lagging now.

BluBBen June 9 2009 7:08 AM EDT

I'm not having this problem at all. I'm from Sweden btw.

Demigod June 9 2009 7:35 AM EDT

I just went through 100 BA and had 96 go super-fast, with the remaining 4 lagging.

In other words, it seems normal here in GA, USA.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 9 2009 8:01 AM EDT

The speed I'm getting is horrible at the moment.

Jen-Nay June 9 2009 11:18 AM EDT

My speed is terrible and it keeps telling me that "CB has timed out"
-Whatever that means

Lord Bob June 9 2009 11:18 AM EDT

Just got another 10 minute suspension, AND somehow failed a bot check during that suspension. During XP time. Bloody great.

The 10 minute ban feature needs to be temporarily removed, or at least its severity lessened, while this issue remains.

QBJohnnywas June 9 2009 11:25 AM EDT

It's really weird, I'm reading this thread and, as I've already said, I'm not seeing any slowdown. And it really does seem faster than normal for me.


Burton June 9 2009 3:00 PM EDT

Yet again, still waiting to hear why CB is so slow.

PRDGY June 9 2009 3:02 PM EDT

it took me a good ten minutes to burn ten ba...

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 9 2009 3:25 PM EDT

fluctuates often, was fast for me just now, burned through 144 BA in about 5 minutes forging just now. Earlier this morning took me about 15 minutes for 160 BA.

BHT June 9 2009 10:52 PM EDT

Didn't I say it's not polite to fight more than one battle at a time? You'll have to wait about 10 minutes now for fight to be reenabled.

(Multiple suspensions will result in longer penalties.)

THIRD one TODAY. This needs to get fixed and quick. I can't imagine people playing on dial-up. I don't understand why it's so slow and laggy, what was the major change that caused this? Did Jon downgrade?

Conan June 10 2009 3:06 AM EDT

Today is more slow than yesterday ... really annoying

before (maybe in CB1) it was possible to see the CPU load of the server, still exist in a page or jon has removed it ?

QBJohnnywas June 10 2009 3:07 AM EDT

I'm still seeing absolutely no slowdown.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] June 10 2009 3:15 AM EDT

I'm jealous of you JW. I just tried to load into this page and timed out. After taking almost fifteen minutes to burn 99 BA.

CB is getting slower on us. Methinks Jon should of put in that button where he sells us the CBD and we pay him the USD. Faster new server.

Flamey June 10 2009 10:21 AM EDT

I'm good on average, no timeouts though.

Daz June 10 2009 10:24 AM EDT

"before (maybe in CB1) it was possible to see the CPU load of the server, still exist in a page or jon has removed it ? "

Just click community.
# Load average for past 1/5/15 minutes is 0.33/0.38/0.36

Daz June 10 2009 12:13 PM EDT

Do we get BA on the odd ten minute marks (10,30,50) now?

# Time is Wed Jun 10 12:10:48 EDT 2009 -- This is when I got the BA from 12. I thought it was even lots of ten (00,20,40) that we got it?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] June 10 2009 12:20 PM EDT

BA is about 7 to 8 minutes slow, I don't know why. I don't remember it being like that when I joined CB.

Rawr June 10 2009 2:39 PM EDT

CB is running smoothly now...

Burton June 10 2009 2:54 PM EDT

Finally, I am having no problems with CB. It's running somewhat fast again. :D

But, I have been getting BA about 10 minutes late each refresh.

AdminShade June 10 2009 2:56 PM EDT

Burton: everyone has then, it's not 10 minutes late, it's just shifted 10 minutes ;)

Also, CB is running smoothly for me as well :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 10 2009 9:44 PM EDT

well i am still seeing interrupted connections and general lag. ; (

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] June 10 2009 9:46 PM EDT

Same for me Dude

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 10 2009 9:52 PM EDT

I am having multiple issues with CB I have posted this in a few different threads already. Slow downs are only ONE of them :/

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 10 2009 10:13 PM EDT

Lag is at it's worst tonight...

TheHatchetman June 13 2009 4:47 AM EDT

working great now... :D

AdminShade June 13 2009 5:44 AM EDT

I think they fixed the highway between all / most of us and CB server :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 13 2009 9:20 AM EDT

it does seem very responsive now. hopefully all issues are corrected!

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] June 16 2009 3:55 AM EDT

Slowed down heavily again tonight. Lost connection to the server a few times, had fights take a full minute to load and even had a broken bot-check image link.

Corath June 16 2009 4:05 AM EDT

same here.. its so slow that i consider not burning my ba's..

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 16 2009 4:13 AM EDT

its slow again for me

Corath June 16 2009 4:22 AM EDT

gah.. 3-8 sec load time here..
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