Recently since 9.17.1, I have been getting huge server ping spikes and 2-3 second frame freezing followed by set ping spikes...I have done a little bit of research over the last 2-3 days and found out something a little interesting....From what I found, from the hours of 7PM EST - 11PM EST, the servers are at their peak for players online....Before 9.17.1, ping spikes with over 20k people logged into 1 server wasn't a huge issue. Now that 9.17.1 is here, if the server has over 15k people in it at once, we get server ended spikes causing frame freeze/skips & heightened ping to where the game is unplayable....I wish I kept the tracert tests from around that timeframe but I guess I didn't save them but I do however have the tracerts to both servers as of 2:46AM EST....I have attached a screenshot of the 2 tracerts to both east and west to show that right now, the servers are stable...What I have come to conclude is that between the hours listed above, the hosting provider Wargaming uses for World of Tanks is doing one of a few things...Either the server is too overpopulated, the coding for the server was not assigned right into 9.17.1, the hosting provider itself is having packet transmit errors, or it could simply be the fact of a underpowered server the hosting provider is using to run the game on....Many other things could be the problem, but what we know for sure is the fact that on 9.17.0, the game was 100% operational, now with 9.17.1, it is far from operational....Wargaming, if you bother to read anything your beloved community says on the forums, then please read this....What I personally think you need to do is revert your servers back to what you had in patch 9.17.0....Maybe it will cleaup the lag spike issue we all are currently experiencing...A lot of us wont admit it, but all of us that play this game all fell in love with it to the point where people are spending real money on tanks/premium/etc....They have also spent thousand upon thousands of hours grinding to get all the tanks they want 100% maxed out...It seems thought lately, a sour taste has been put into the mouths of even the most silent of veteran players....Wargaming, we beg of you, revert your servers back to before 9.17.1....We aren't asking you to revert the patch, just the servers....I bet you that will fix everything....
To add: My normal pings in both NA East and NA West are as follows:
NA East: 16-40ms
NA West: 92-110ms
Those are normal pings for me on both servers....What I put is what they normally bounce between before the last patch on the servers...
Edited by BB_INFERNO, Mar 11 2017 - 09:00.