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I've been playing Guild Wars 2 for a couple of months and as I really wanted to know more about the lore and what happened before Guild Wars 2, I bought Guild Wars a few days ago. I was really looking forward to playing it, but the ping is so high ingame (much more than 1000ms, always varying) that it's unplayable. I have to wait for about a minute or longer when I want to accept a quest and I get disconnected a lot.

It's definetely not a problem with my internet connection. My ping is always great in any game, I was even playing TERA with a 21ms ping while my friend tried Guild Wars again and had the same connection/ping problems as I have (same room, same network).

Does anybody know how to improve this situation or is it an issue of the servers?

EDIT: I've chosen the european server, as I am living in Germany

  • Is it possible if you could maybe try to connect to a different server. Depending on where you are located and where that server is hosted, it might have a large impact on your ping – Oil Sep 14 '15 at 6:48
  • Where do I change the server? I remember that I chose Europe somewhere as I am from Germany. And I read something about changing districts, but sadly that didn't have any effect. – Lunaetic Sep 14 '15 at 6:50
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    I am not familiar how the first instance of Guild Wars works, but I only know about starting a new user. then you set that specific user to a new server. I am assuming you dont have many hours on that character. Maybe create a new profile and then see which servers are closer, But Europe servers on the other hand should not give you that high of a latenc – Oil Sep 14 '15 at 6:53
  • That's the point, Europe should normally have the best ping and that's why I'm not sure if this would make sense /: – Lunaetic Sep 14 '15 at 6:56
  • It's possible the server is overloaded. You could check out what IP guild-wars is communicating with (netstat -t) then figure out what path the packet is taking (tracert <ip address>). This will tell you where the issue is. But regardless of where it is, the solution will likely be "switch servers" – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Sep 14 '15 at 8:22

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