Last week, to our biggest surprise there were no lags at all for everyone when we were working on vMOL Hardmode. Even players with slower connections and the original PS4 felt the game was smooth and responsive.
But since Tuesday's (1/15/19) update the lags have come back, and worse than before. Some of us with Fiber optic connections and PS4 pros had multiple crashes in the trial. We tried working vMOL HM Tuesday and Wednesday after the Patch, but it was unplayable for all of us and we decided to stop early as a consequence. We felt we wasted 2 evenings of our time, created much frustration and pushing players to stop the game altogether.
There is obviously a problem with Servers or the Network that feeds into the servers, or maybe the code. But our connections and PS4 hardware are not to blame obviously as one day we get a whole week of perfectly functioning game, and the next it is awful. Our group of players have decided not to purchase Elsweyr until we can reliably enjoy the game in trials. I know we are a small community, but it wouldn't hurt to give the servers some love. PS4 Europe