Game Lag Work Around

Getting Stuck Or Going Where You Didn’t Intend To Go

With the world accessing Pirate101 today many people are having issues with game lag. It can cause you to turn your ship in a direction you didn’t intend to go, or get in a battle you didn’t mean to become involved in. Lag time may not be the game itself, so make sure you’re checking your own PC too. There is a minimum requirement for equipment and set up to play the game.

One of the easiest in game things to check is looking at which realm you’re in. If you are in Avery, you’re there with a boat load of people. Consider changing realms to one that isn’t as busy.

For those that don’t know what this is, when you login to the game, you fall into a realm (a computer server farm) where there’s plenty of room (processing power) to play. By default in Beta, you’ll probably fall into the Avery realm. To switch to a different realm:

  1. Go to the top of the screen to access the game menu. Select the “Bolt” icon at the end of the menu. Then select the Options label in the pop up window.
  2. Select the 2nd to the last icon, the one that looks like Earth. The Realm you are in will appear above the list on the left side of the pop-up window. To change to a different world, select the one that appeals to you and then click the “Go To Realm” button at the bottom of the list.
  3. Go back to the game and you should see some improvement.

Hope this helps.

© 2012 A Pirate’s Portal;  Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D.  All Rights Reserved.

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