Lag.

Discussion in 'Minecraft' started by TwageTomato, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. TwageTomato

    TwageTomato Former Mod Donator

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    Ahahahaha! You thought I was complain about lag, didn't you? No. I am going to explain the different types of lag, what causes them, and how you can tell one type from the other.

    Server Lag - This type of lag causes block lag (blocks not breaking/placing quickly), mobs moving slowly or not reacting quickly, or chat being slow. This is the fault of the server's host; sometimes the host cannot keep up with all the things going on, and it starts falling behind. This can be caused by a ton of entities in one small area (mob farms not killing fast enough, items dropping on the ground and not being picked up, etc.), people spamming chat too much, or a ton of chunks being rendered quickly. Note that the aforementioned causes of server lag can also cause client lag on weaker computers if the player enters a particularly crowded area of entities.

    Client Lag - This type of lag is the cause of low fps, slow typing speed, and some visual glitches. This is caused by the player's computer/laptop not being powerful enough to render and display everything it currently has running, either due to a low quality graphics card or an overworked processor.

    Connection Lag - this one is less common and a bit trickier to single out, but it is the cause of seeming pauses in mobs, only for them to then seemingly fast-forward through time, hit you a dozen times, and so on. This type of lag is caused by a bottleneck in the internet connection between the player's computer/laptop and the server's host location.

    I hope this quick guide helps out people who are confused as to what is causing lag for them. I'm going to be honest here, more times than not, it's probably client lag.
     
  2. Rofl

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    Hopefully people who complain about lag see this thread.
     
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  4. Golembyte

    Golembyte it’s rare you see me online Donator

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    People always scream LAG or MY FRAMES. I find that super annoying... Why say it in chat? It's just going to run the lag up more. I usually just freeze and it goes away fast, rather than fighting it.
     
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  5. Prescriptions

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    Client side lag pisses me off but what pisses me off more is people crying about it in chat. xd Good post!
     
  6. ZeusV

    ZeusV Former Moderator Donator

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    Lag just makes me wanna scream when I'm recording something important
     
  7. Left4Lag

    Left4Lag Former Mod+ Donator

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    I'm used to the lag it doesn't even bother me anymore (;
     
  8. thesaber903

    thesaber903 ~|| Music Lover | ASMR | Turrtles <3 ||~ Donator

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    Well if you do.
    I'm guessing you're left4LAG