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EM Events and Lag
AmberWitch <!–– closing ID=FDP or NOFDP 2001 ––> Posts: 485
edited September 2021 in Bugs
A while ago at one of the streams I brought up how EM events were becoming non-events due to lag. Let me describe for you my experiences a bit. Hopefully others will do as well as Mesanna asked us to do during that stream. If nothing else, do it to help support your EM. The abuse heaped upon Baja's EM last night and last month by *thinks of all sorts of not zenlike words* players was more than any one person should have to endure under any circumstance.
The last 2 major events on Baja, The invasion of Moonglow and then again last night, The Invasion of Trinsic, the event mechanics were broken. Broken? I don't know if that's the correct term but it fits. From my seat I don't think the issue is client sided as this affected most players. Most? Don't know, no way to quantify other than hearing the # of the rabid vocal angry masses in GC. I expect that the EM was also experiencing issues that prevented her from doing what she needed to do when.
For me this has been an issue with severity the last 6 months. The pevious 6 months I noticed an increase in lag but I could still cast a spell, command a pet, take a step, see changing images. The small spawn doesn't seem to be causing any issues that I can see. When the number of spawns starts to increase it doesn't get any worse.
And then the BIG BOSS happens. The world stops right then and there. I can hear what's going on, I can see some things moving but most stuff is stationary. Last night's red elemental spun beautifully but I haven't the foggiest idea if my pet attacked it or not. People said their commands lagged forever or never happened. A few folk said they were having no issues. If that was true I don't know.
One thing to note. Last weekends event - The Rescue, did not cause me to lag nor did I hear complaints about lag. What was the difference in these 2 events?
I am jumping to the conclusion that it started when the new EM toolkit was introduced. That shoe fits in my mind. Something is broke somewhere.
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The Baja event was like I was swimming in a sea of honey, only I would also bounce back. I gave up trying to get to the healer for a res and waiting for the mountain of lag to stop crushing me
First, the issues that compound the lag:
So why is the Baja EM to blame for these issues? Because they have been repeatedly asked to mitigate these issues and have repeatedly done nothing about them. It's been the last 3 drop events on Baja that have come to a complete standstill and here is why:
While splitting up the group is not guaranteed to eliminate 100% of the lag issues (Great Lakes had a similar server freeze last night as well and they did split up the group; however that lasted a couple minutes and then subsided, whereas the Baja sever freeze lasted until the boss died).
While I agree the EM doesn't deserve the vulgar language that was thrown at them last night, they are most definitely partly responsible for the issues and it is within their power to mitigate it like other shards do. It has been brought up to them multiple times, but they choose to ignore the issue. Is it a lack of training? A lack of caring? A lack of understanding? I do not know.
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Sounds like the devs may want to get dumps/logs/etc of the EM event in question, or turn such capabilities on for the next such event, if no such data exists.