I try not to chirp too much on the forums unless I feel like it's warranted and I have to agree. I don't necessarily experience "lag" but any time I have to hit a load screen I expect I've got a bout a 50% chance to freeze up at worst or at best see "unusually long load screen" twice. This used to only occasionally happen in trials while in a group and trying to zone in to the trial. Now it seems to happen even if I'm solo just trying to visit another zone.
More often than not it takes probably 75% longer for a trial to get started due to people having to restart, freezing up, rinse/repeat. If they do make it in then lets hope everyone can join the voice chat.
"Just start netflix sometimes that works for me!"
"can you give me a ready check and see if that kicks me?"
"try sharing a quest."
"Nobody pick up the trial quest til everyone is in!"
"try zoning somewhere else and then traveling in."
"Try traveling directly to the trial instead of to player"
. . .before literally every trial.
I'm not even mad really - I'm just annoyed and confused how you have a game that's been out for YEARS have the problems that users should only have to tolerate at launch, at most. We shouldn't have to be problem solving, trouble-shooting, and testing the game for you at this point with all these above 'fixes'.
It's cool that they are focused on a road map for performance fixes but at this point in the game's life cycle why are they still even an issue? Why are they an issue that's going to take a year-long 'road map' to fix?
its gd stress full and horrible lag - idk what the point of doing any combat balancing for pvp as you cant do anything anyway, its a miricle when you get a combo off.
No wonder everyone runs round in big tanky ball groups.
its been an age since i've come across another solo player.
Tbh, between the Insanely horrible changes coming in Scalebreaker, and the horrific lag that makes end game trials essentially unplayable, I’m strongly considering taking the next patch off. Just taking a break. The coming “fixes” should have been done ages ago. There’s no guarantee that the “fixes” will actually solve the problems...more likely to just make things worse.