Is anyone still having problems with online connection?

#1 Posted by redbliss (647 posts) -

I am just wondering if anyone is still having problems with connection? I was having problems last weekend so i decided to take a break for a week and hope that the problems got worked out, but i started playing again today and I am still having problems with my connection to the servers and lag. I just want to know if other people are experiencing similar problems or if it is just my connection.

Basically, when I start my game up the connection is fine. Sometimes I am lagging while I am playing and sometimes I am not. However, once I get about 10-20 minutes in i am disconnected from the servers. I just get a message that I lost connection to the server or that my connection timed out, then i am logged out of the game.

#2 Edited by Reuben (622 posts) -

There is always a lot of lag when you first enter a game, after a few minutes, it goes back to normal. Also anytime after a new patch comes out, there seems to be a lot more lag than usual. You should check your ping with the game when you enter and wait it out a little.

I'm not saying the game is perfect, I think it can be way better in terms of being much more smooth but it's playable 90% of the time.

EDIT: If you are always getting disconnected, maybe send a ticket to Blizzard? I get disconnected very rarely, do some tests a speedtest.net and pingtest.net and see if your connection is okay. Also is it just Diablo 3?

#3 Posted by TheJappernaut (124 posts) -

A lag spike here and there, nothing big just a couple of seconds of lag. My ping has been great lately. A couple days after launch it was about 300 average, now its more like 100-150.

#4 Posted by Moncole (636 posts) -

I got some lag spikes when I was in middle of fighting and it killed me. Thats why I will never do HC.

#5 Posted by StarvingGamer (8238 posts) -

The only times I get problems are when my internet is being shitty. It's never anything on Blizzard's end.

#6 Posted by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

I would tend to guess its your internet connection (or router, or bad drivers a wifi chip maybe).

Never had issues so far in D3, as I started 3 days after release.

#7 Posted by TheHT (11262 posts) -

when i bought d3 i had a solid week or two (or three) of great internet when i moved my router to another spot. now it's back to being fucked up so now i'm back to playing steam games in offline mode. no d3 for me. :(

probably something on your end.

#8 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2490 posts) -

@Zekhariah said:

I would tend to guess its your internet connection (or router, or bad drivers a wifi chip maybe).

Never had issues so far in D3, as I started 3 days after release.

I still have lag spikes. I thought maybe it was an issue with my internet connection, so I started running a few ongoing pings to various domains online in the background while I played to see if they were affected when D3 when bonkers, and they never so much as hiccuped at the same time. The issue is with the bnet servers, maybe not all of them, and maybe it depends on where you are located geographically, but for me personally, the issue is definitely not on my end based on the tests I've run.

#9 Posted by golguin (3928 posts) -

@redbliss said:

I am just wondering if anyone is still having problems with connection? I was having problems last weekend so i decided to take a break for a week and hope that the problems got worked out, but i started playing again today and I am still having problems with my connection to the servers and lag. I just want to know if other people are experiencing similar problems or if it is just my connection.

Basically, when I start my game up the connection is fine. Sometimes I am lagging while I am playing and sometimes I am not. However, once I get about 10-20 minutes in i am disconnected from the servers. I just get a message that I lost connection to the server or that my connection timed out, then i am logged out of the game.

I believe I have the same problem as you. Right before it happens my DH can no longer perform any attacks even though the animations still happen, but no projectiles fire. I can still move around, but the rest of the world is frozen. This lasts about 5-10 seconds and then the game tells me I died (if I'm in combat) and/or gives me your same message. It's something along the lines of I lost connection to the server and I've been disconnected.

When this happens I do not lose my internet connection. I am kicked to the main menu and I can immediately get into the AH or back into a public game. Yesterday was the first time I was in party with some dude and I got the disconnect, but remained in the party. I told the guy what happened and he didn't know what was going on.

I created a thread here a few weeks ago with a similar 3007 error issue, but I have not had that error since this new thing happened. It's like this new problem has taken over that old problem.

#10 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3052 posts) -

Seems like I always get lag spikes at the worst times, particularly when I'm fighting champion packs.

#11 Posted by Rotnac (770 posts) -

i had bad issues with lag spikes or errors logging in when i was using wifi to play D3. as soon as i started using an ethernet cable everything has gone silky smooth.

#12 Posted by Robo (799 posts) -

I've been having issues off and on since 1.0.3.

For the most part it's fine, but every now and then it spikes out of nowhere or starts lagging up and bouncing me around. About once or twice every couple days it just straight up disconnects me out of nowhere.

It's pretty frustrating. Every time it happens it's like a quick reminder, "Oh yeah, that's why the always online thing and keeping this whole game server-side is fucking bullshit."

#13 Edited by golguin (3928 posts) -

This is what I'm talking about. Anyone get this constantly?

EDIT: And it just happened again. First pic at 5:24 AM and the next on at 5:45 AM. How am I suppose to play like this?

#14 Posted by Grillbar (1834 posts) -

i have played since release and have never gotten DC'ed, i have a lag spike once in a while but really rare and even more if i play solo

#15 Posted by fox01313 (5072 posts) -

About 1/3 of the time I try to play past the initial lag at startup I get the game where it will be jumping between 80-2000ms latency in the static towns & will start to get better only to spike hard again into the red. A few times it gets better for a while even an hour but then it will tend to tank again. After talking with my ISP & trying to get an answer from Blizz, it seems for me it's something with the connection to Blizzard servers but this issue doesn't happen with other PC online games. Now that I've gotten to level60 with one character & almost to inferno difficulty, think I'm just going to uninstall it instead. Looking at the total amount of time played & knowing that a good 1/3 of that time was just going in the game (since launch until a few days ago) running around in town or in whatever monster area was near my progress, watching the connection die or slow down enough, exit out of the game to watch there be updates from the launcher program, try a few more times in a day to have it have a stable connection 1 out of 5 times. When these connection problems happened (almost exclusively while trying to play alone) it'd take 5-10 minutes for it to try to go through a town portal, load up a character into town or realize that the connection has died & giving me the button to hit okay to go back to the main menu.

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