When playing Ashen Empires recently, I've been experiencing uncommon and severe lag spikes and very frequent disconnects. After over a week of testing, I've narrowed the problem down to my ISP throttling this gaming activity because for some reason it's being interpreted as P2P activity.
Charter Communications (My ISP) has been known for traffic shaping, but it's not supposed to throttle gaming activity... only excessive bandwidth and P2P activity.
I've read that other MMORPGs have had the same problems recently with other ISPs (WoW and Verizon for example).
So my question is, how do I solve this problem? Is there a way to bypass traffic shaping for MMORPGs?