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Author:   Dameron
Date:   May 18, 12 at 1:16pm (PST)
Subject:   Best Connection / Lag Advise in the Game
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I see tons of people having severe connectivity issues (myself included) so I thought I would tell you how to fix the majority of it and what it does. When you start Diablo3.exe and BEFORE you press play, click on the options menu and look for a check box that says "enable peer-to-peer" and UNcheck it.

This will NOT hinder your gameplay in any manner. Blizzard added torrent downloads for the client install and updates. If you are unfamilar with what a torrent is, imagine going to the grocery story with a shopping list. If you shop for those items all by yourself, it might take you an hour to get your shopping done. Now imagine 100 people helping you go get all the items on your list... you will be done in 10 minutes. A torrent is those 100 people helping you.

Pros of Torrents: Took em 30 minutes to download the client.
Cons of Torrents: (in D3) Holy mother of lag while playing.

Hope this helps!



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   May 18, 12 at 1:30pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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I was totally unaware of D3 torrenting. Thanks for this



Author:   Dameron
Date:   May 20, 12 at 5:48pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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People should see this, bump.



Author:   bobbonew
Date:   May 20, 12 at 11:06pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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Wow not going to lie, this is absolutely ridiculous that Blizzard added this in and I had no idea. I've asked a mod to add a caption and temporarily sticky this. Just for transparency, how'd you find this out Dameron? Any links you can share?



Author:   Shiris
Date:   May 22, 12 at 12:37am (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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thanks, i remember i turned it off in the beta but i actually forgot to turn it off again in retail.



Author:   Orgazmo
Date:   May 22, 12 at 7:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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I've since turned it off, as well. As little work as my puny connection has to do, the better.



Author:   Dameron
Date:   May 25, 12 at 2:18pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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Bobbonew: I was complaining about the lag in general chat as so many people do and a fellow gamer sent me a message and asked me if I had unchecked the peer-to-peer option. Not being sure what he meant, I asked and he explained in step by step detail. I have been very greatful ever since!



Author:   firestorm79
Date:   Jun 08, 12 at 3:35am (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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will turning this off effect the speed of the updates from time to time?



Author:   PlaystationGuru
Date:   Nov 30, 12 at 10:44am (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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MY advice on this would be to get a better computer a better computer will make sure there is no lag for you. This is only one way to fix the problem but I think a good way.



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Dec 02, 12 at 8:04am (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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quote PlaystationGuru
MY advice on this would be to get a better computer a better computer will make sure there is no lag for you. This is only one way to fix the problem but I think a good way.
Diablo 3 requires very little computing power to run. The graphics aren't great and unless there are big mobs of enemies, there aren't that many animations on the screen to process.

The problems talked about here are the connection issues, not processing issues.



Author:   Auron32
Date:   Mar 18, 13 at 12:43pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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quote PlaystationGuru
MY advice on this would be to get a better computer a better computer will make sure there is no lag for you. This is only one way to fix the problem but I think a good way.
its due to always on DRM, any extra work for internet connection WILL directly hamper your gaming performance. Not being rude or anything, i suggest you do research before automatically assuming its a lack of power...



Author:   harhis23
Date:   Apr 08, 13 at 2:00pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Best Connection / Lag Advice in the Game
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This information is definitely helpful! Appreciate you for making this available here.

I just wish the devs would make this option disabled already so nobody else would encounter such network problem the next time.


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