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Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 59
# 1 Going Backwards Issue
01-01-2013, 05:14 AM
A number of times in the last 48 hours I have found my characters going backwards / reversing. (i.e. beginning an attack run in a STF - completing then ending up at the start point again!! or in the Race in Q's winter wonderland rounding a corner, freezing then reversing - while the chasing NPC catches up).

Not sure if a bug or game-play - any views??
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,173
# 2
01-01-2013, 05:53 AM
It's called " Rubberbanding "

Your computer thinks your there and the PW server says your not. It's caused by lag. Or some tech crap like that,
I duno I just steal the hubcaps of the staff cars.

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LTS Join Date : September 2010. Boldly going forward because Cryptic forgot reverse.

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Career Officer
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 559
# 3
01-01-2013, 05:55 AM
Yeah, happens to me too... worse still when I am in PVP or PVE (Elite) and I just end up lagging so badly it becomes infuriating ... not to mention it makes me a tempting target.... sigh.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 37
# 4
01-01-2013, 09:06 PM
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one...

I've put in bug reports over and over about this over the last 3 weeks. They need to increase the server capacity as they are struggling way too much with the present server population... and those of us who are getting bad pings (and I'm only talking 300ms here) are getting disconnects and lag constantly making the game unplayable.

This is the most frustrated I've been with the game in its 3 years... probably moreso cos its all endgame now and its all team-based grinding for Omega Rep which is practically impossible when you keep getting connection issues.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 531
# 5
01-01-2013, 09:16 PM
rubber banding generally occurs because of latency. The problem is likely because your computer and/or you're internet connection can't keep up.
STO is also very graphics intensive and can be a resource hog. Which is why I asked Santa for a new laptop. Unfortunately he brought me socks and twizzlers.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 522
# 6
01-01-2013, 09:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bohiap View Post
STO is also very graphics intensive and can be a resource hog.
I lol'd.

But yeah, I get rubberbanding, server not responding errors, and disconnection all the time. And today was particularly worse. Imagine sneaking up behind a pray, toggling on your alpha, pew pew blasting, only to end back to the position you started at, with the alpha wasted already. Or imagine, under intense fire, toggling on ur RSP. 5 seconds later, you are already dead before you toggled ur RSP. Makes for such an interesting life
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 37
# 7
01-01-2013, 10:23 PM
There's a big thread in PC & Technical issues about this you might want to look at as well that I just found.

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=478791
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