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Is Midyear Mayhem event a stress test or joke?

McSaban
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As the title says, I'm just wondering what is the reason behind the event? It is unplayable at any normal time (Prime time) on every campaign (haven't tried the under lvl 50 one so idk about that one). Skills take about a second to cast, barswapping takes about 2 seconds sometimes, random loading screens everywhere, freezing and lagging even though ping and fps were fine, weapons getting switched in mid combat after a freeze, stuck in combat for 30 mins after a fight. The whole event seems like a disaster for anyone who goes in there for a good and enjoyable time in Cyro, so why launch the event if you knew it was going to be like this, which makes me wonder if it is really some kind of stress test? If it is, at least call it that...
  • Enemy-of-Coldharbour
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    I'm playing under lvl 50 Cyrodiil and BG on my new stamsorc and everything is running fine (although group finder can be a bit buggy every now and then).

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  • Urvoth
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    Play BGs
  • LeagueTroll
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    Just give us tickets from bg already. Cyro is just a lag fest.
  • Valykc
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    Kagukan wrote: »
    I played vivec PC NA last night for 3 hours. No problems at all.

    Same, just the normal lag but no load screens or disconnects
  • Stebarnz
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    They did the same s*** last year, event comes, they know the hamster servers cant handle the increased population so they feed us a BS line to cover up poor performance with hopes of a 'fix'.
    They are politicians, they don't care about the game they care about $$$
  • ccmedaddy
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    Just give us tickets from bg already. Cyro is just a lag fest.
    Pretty sure you can get tickets from the BG questgiver in Vvardenfell.
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  • ChunkyCat
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    Urvoth wrote: »
    Play BGs

    Even better: play under-50 BGs.

    Limited class abilities and passives, limited gear choices, and if you solo queue then you’ll have even better odds of joining a group of potatoes.

    If you’re a skilled player, you’ll definitely steamroll a few of those potatoes. But for every potoato you steam roll, you’ll still be running into equally skilled opponents, tanky healers, zoologists, torug’d werewolves, ice mage root spammers, duos, and premades.

    But at least you’re not waiting twenty minutes to play against the same 11 people every match.
  • LeagueTroll
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    ccmedaddy wrote: »
    Just give us tickets from bg already. Cyro is just a lag fest.
    Pretty sure you can get tickets from the BG questgiver in Vvardenfell.

    The quest is like play 5 bg. How about get ticket by just play 1?
  • shimm
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    I don’t know, it’s almost like a bad relationship to me... I think I can change them (cyrodil), and they keep hurting me. But I love them....
  • siddique
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    I was 222 on queue a while ago. Ended up doing death matches.
    Gulp down a detection pot, find a sneaky little cloaking Nightblade, murder them in cold blood. One of the finest pleasures of life.

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  • Enemy-of-Coldharbour
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    ccmedaddy wrote: »
    Just give us tickets from bg already. Cyro is just a lag fest.
    Pretty sure you can get tickets from the BG questgiver in Vvardenfell.

    The quest is like play 5 bg. How about get ticket by just play 1?

    The quest is win 3 BG's.

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    Vlos Anon - Dunmer Magicka Nightblade (Vampire) Free Bites
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    Swiftpaws-Moonshadow - Khajiit Nightblade (Stamina)
    Amber Emberheart - Breton Dragonknight (Stamina)
    Silivren Thalionwen - Altmer Templar (Magicka)
    Jahsul at-Sahan - Redguard Sorcerer (Stamina)
    Kalina Valos - Dunmer Warden (Magicka)
    Tithin Geil - Altmer Sorceress (Magicka)
    Dhryk - Imperial Dragonknight (Tank)

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  • Stebarnz
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    ccmedaddy wrote: »
    Just give us tickets from bg already. Cyro is just a lag fest.
    Pretty sure you can get tickets from the BG questgiver in Vvardenfell.

    The quest is like play 5 bg. How about get ticket by just play 1?

    The quest is win 3 BG's.

    also play 5 bg's, come on man.
  • Danikat
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    I was surprised that not only had I not had any problems, I've seen very few people in Cyrodiil. I guess that's because I'm on the under 50 campaign and most people are playing the higher level ones?

    If you've got a low level character and you just want to do the dailies for the event rewards that might be an option. (Although it could backfire if everyone does that.)
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  • Stebarnz
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    ccmedaddy wrote: »
    Just give us tickets from bg already. Cyro is just a lag fest.
    Pretty sure you can get tickets from the BG questgiver in Vvardenfell.

    The quest is like play 5 bg. How about get ticket by just play 1?

    The quest is win 3 BG's.
    Stebarnz wrote: »
    ccmedaddy wrote: »
    Just give us tickets from bg already. Cyro is just a lag fest.
    Pretty sure you can get tickets from the BG questgiver in Vvardenfell.

    The quest is like play 5 bg. How about get ticket by just play 1?

    The quest is win 3 BG's.

    also play 5 bg's, come on man.

    The quest is random and arguably the easiest is win 1000 metal points.

    yes there are multiple random different BG quests I was just correcting the correction.
    That medal one is the easiest IF you can get 1000 medals lol.
    Edited by Stebarnz on January 11, 2019 11:37PM
  • Fiktius
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    McSaban wrote: »
    Urvoth wrote: »
    Play BGs

    We shouldnt be forced though to play a certain game mode or even change campaigns cause the game cant handle all the traffic, would be better for them to fix the server problem or just not launch the event if its going to be like this.

    I agree. Battlegrounds (and no-CP environment in general) may not be everyone's cup of tea and Cyrodiil could be more preferable choice if those campaigns wouldn't lag so much right now. I'm fine with being in queue for campaign like Shor, I don't mind waiting a bit, but when I actually get in and lag gets so bad in combat that I'm unable to bar swap for several seconds in row while being chased by group of players, that's not the PvP experience I came to look for and the sad thing is that we even have to tolerate such issues more often during the event.
    I almost always play in Shor, so I don't face bar swap or other similar issues often in Cyrodiil, but this event is a good reminder for everyone how does it feel to play in laggy Cyrodiil. Which made me really question why ZOS thought such event as Midyear Mayhem encore is a good idea at first place.
    And yes, I'm aware that this is a hook for players, where ZOS try to make people earn their tickets and perhaps go to Cyrodiil to grind some sweet double AP and perhaps some players will get more interested about PvP, but at the same time when experiencing all the lag, it also makes me question is this lag and performance disaster really something which ZOS wants to advertise for new players who are not familiar with PvP yet? Not the brightest idea imo.
    Edited by Fiktius on January 12, 2019 12:14AM
  • Viscous119
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    The Indrik mount upgrade ain't worth it. Plain and simple. If you want to lag, feel free to do so. :/
  • McSaban
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    Viscous119 wrote: »
    The Indrik mount upgrade ain't worth it. Plain and simple. If you want to lag, feel free to do so. :/

    A lot of us dont play for the mount, we just want to play pvp, and we are unable to do just that...
  • boombazookajd
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    welcome to the elder scrolls online!

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  • Galarthor
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    McSaban wrote: »
    As the title says, I'm just wondering what is the reason behind the event? It is unplayable at any normal time (Prime time) on every campaign (haven't tried the under lvl 50 one so idk about that one). Skills take about a second to cast, barswapping takes about 2 seconds sometimes, random loading screens everywhere, freezing and lagging even though ping and fps were fine, weapons getting switched in mid combat after a freeze, stuck in combat for 30 mins after a fight. The whole event seems like a disaster for anyone who goes in there for a good and enjoyable time in Cyro, so why launch the event if you knew it was going to be like this, which makes me wonder if it is really some kind of stress test? If it is, at least call it that...

    While PvP has been a laggy mess for years now and it has gotten significantly worse lately, I do have to say that I have no lag issue on these temporary campaigns on PC EU even when all 3 pops are locked or at 3 bars. I am actually enjoying being able to play small scale and magicka characters outside of large groups again.
  • CleymenZero
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    Kagukan wrote: »
    I played vivec PC NA last night for 3 hours. No problems at all.

    You must live next to the server. I'm north east coast and that's a complete rip.

    Constantly get booted to sign in screen try logging on same toon only to get booted after an eternal load screen. After 4-5 boots, I log back in with a long load screen then when traveling, I get the eternal load screen. Takes 5 minutes per travel.

    Bar swaps dont work and a whole lot more.

    Disabled all add-ons, dropped graphics settings.

    I'm running a 7700k with a 1080ti on a gigabit connection. The funniest thing is that after getting booted, the pop-up says to "Please make sure you have a valid internet connection".

    I notice some don't have trouble but man do I have 'em. Some of my friends do, others only have insane lag.
  • dwemer_paleologist
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    having a 300+ que and also more lagg then i have ever seen in eso does make me wonder, i have to admit.
    please increase sneak speeds.
    playing since beta 2013
    PC NA

  • Stridig
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    To my surprise, Shor has been locked but with a low queue and no performance issues.
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