My connection to the game seems to go to hell when I zone into a ground map. I logged in today in Sol system. Had no lag spikes at all as I was assigning DOFFs to their tasks. I beamed to the Academy to do a few more DOFF assignments and ran over to do the daily history 101 and 102 missions. Got the missions, got the data chip, went to the test terminals and got Server Not Responding before I could take the exam. Server never really responded over the next few minutes.
Yesterday I tried to do the Deferi daily missions. I didn't have many connection issues with the space battles, though I did lag long enough to get destroyed once. After that, no more space lag. On Zaria, it was horrible. There were constant Server Not Responding issues.
I used PingPlotter to run a constant tracert to see what was happening. When I had lag issues, I had packet loss all over the place, even to my router. But it wasn't consistent. I'd get packet loss on some of the hops some time, but other hops would be fine. It would also happen if I was tracert to some server other than the patchserver. That makes no sense whatsoever. If there was a communication issue with the server, I could understand losing packets to the patchserver. I don't understand how it is making me lose packets to every other server I ping while playing.
I ran PingPlotter on a constant tracert while NOT playing STO while I was watching TV yesterday. I ran it for over 2 hours. Not one single packet was lost anywhere. I had no problems with this until Friday. I haven't changed anything on my router, firewall, or antivirus program. Something has to be wrong with the client or the service.
Tracing route to patchserver.crypticstudios.com [126.96.36.199]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 1 ms 1 ms 6 ms TRENDnet [192.168.10.1]
2 12 ms 13 ms 12 ms 10.17.112.1
3 10 ms 15 ms 12 ms ip68-1-11-145.at.at.cox.net [188.8.131.52]
4 10 ms 10 ms 22 ms pnschdrj01-xe030.0.rd.pn.cox.net [184.108.40.206]
5 33 ms 34 ms 32 ms maribprj01-ae1.0.rd.at.cox.net [220.127.116.11]
6 48 ms 47 ms 44 ms te0-0-0-1.ccr22.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com [18.104.22.168]
7 48 ms 45 ms 46 ms te0-0-0-7.ccr22.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com [22.214.171.124]
8 50 ms 52 ms 53 ms te0-5-0-2.ccr22.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com [126.96.36.199]
9 58 ms 72 ms 58 ms te0-3-0-5.ccr22.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com [188.8.131.52]
10 58 ms 56 ms 59 ms te4-2.ccr01.bos06.atlas.cogentco.com [184.108.40.206]
11 61 ms 56 ms 68 ms 220.127.116.11
12 60 ms 58 ms 57 ms 18.104.22.168