Everyone knows how bad the lag became once DDO moved to the new data center. This cannot be argued.
Everyone has their theories about why, and how much Turbine does or does not care. This can be argued, endlessly. And is.
But we can agree on a handful of facts. Or maybe, only two:
- Turbine is aware of the lag and how much it displeases us
- Turbine is continuously issuing fixes and improvements
As evidence of fact 2: several past down times that were announced as episodes to apply testing code or possible lag improvements.
And the process continues. This was posted yesterday afternoon:
We are doing work on Friday morning that we hope and expect will improve conditions in the game worlds. Under no circumstances are we claiming to have “fixed lag”. We are, however, hoping to make an improvement on Friday.
Does that mean there will be a downtime? I am not seeing a downtime announcement, but maybe am missing it, I don’t read the forums exhaustively.
Actually, reading the forums is itself exhausting. But that is a topic for another day.
There have been times in the past, even in the recent past, where Turbine has seemed a little tone deaf on this issue, or defensive, or splitting hairs and parsing words instead of just acknowledging that lag is killing us and needs emergency attention.
Those days are gone. Turbine is on the case, fully engaged.
Will they ever fully solve lag? Will they solve it enough that we can ignore what remains?
Only one way to find out. Stay tuned!
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