Here are comments from our Customer Service and me. WB
Please let me know what the issue is for you?
We are having great connections here in the US. We are getting very few discos reported.
I don’t know much about the state of the local internet in the UK, however, sorry.
Most of the time we find that something on the player’s own computer or system that is causing discos.
1) Are you on a PC? Or Mac?
2) What Operating System and what memory do you have?
3) What graphics card and memory.
a. You could run the Belarc Advisor and take screenshots of the results and send to us and maybe we would see something.
b. Attached is our New Player Guide that describes how to use DXDiag to turn all the other programs in the background, all the updates, off, while playing WarBirds.
4) Are you running any virus checkers or malware programs in the background when trying to fly WarBirds?
a. Those kinds of programs regularly block some packets or features in WarBirds that can cause the game to hiccup.
b. Type DXDiag, enter, and you can normally see all the startup programs that are running even when you don’t know they are running.
i. You need to turn those off just before playing WarBirds. (Leave all .dll’s on!)
5) We flew the S3 on Sunday night with over 100 participants online together with no reported discos? That was a very good night for sure?
6) You can always run a ping tests at these locations to see what your ping and packet loss is. I would run at least five test over two days to get an average and see if there is a specific time your local internet is worse than other times. At my home, between 9 and 10 PM, each night the entire community logs in and I get the worst packet loss till the old folks go to bed at 10!
7) I am playing on wireless with very few interruptions on my laptop these days. Of course, I make sure I have no updates, nothing in the background running, in anyway to try to ensure I don’t get over the Channel and disappear!
I would be glad to get on SKYPE and discuss your system, your setup, review your Ping Test, and see what we can find.
Do you have a SKYPE name and a good time to chat?
Look forward to helping you with your issues.
IENT Customer Service