So last night after returning from an awesome weekend I was met with not only the disappointment of having to wash all my stinky fishing clothes, but the disappointment that is lag in Dalaran. I have not yet had any trouble with lag in Dalaran since moving to my new server back in February. But after last weeks patch I can’t do anything. I start to run, and then eventually just reach a crawl before I lag out and the game freezes. Last night with the advice of some guildies, I tried the “log in and just wait” method. When I came back to the PC, I was disconnected from the server. I tried one more time this time making a run for the flight master. After about 5-10 minutes, I made it and he actually opened the flight map for me. Anything to get out of Dalaran. When I landed however, the situation was no better and I just said screw it and logged out for the night.
Some people advised not logging out in Dalaran, but of course that’s where I had always logged out. So when I looked at my character list…Elgar – Dalaran, Schubert – Dalaran, Troutwort – Dalaran, Borka – Dalaran. About the only one NOT in Dalaran was the bank toon, which I did log in on, did some AH crap, and just left. I’m hoping that some rolling restarts or some hot-fix on Tuesday will fix this trouble. I haven’t seen anything new on Patch 3.2 since both Tuesday and Wednesday last week were wasted and then I’ve been gone since then. I leave again this Saturday for a full week of vacation and hope that I’ll be able to get in some play time before then.
This lag is so frustrating in Dalaran at the moment though. Here’s hoping getting out of Dalaran fixed the problem for Elgar…he was the only one that made it out without crashing. Weekend fishing pictures later.