idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Everytime I get a 9000, I alt-tab and check my connection. Everytime, it has popped up as having limited connectivity. And the other computers show the same.
I ran a ping on www.swtor.com and www.google.com while playing, and I had a torrent running in the background as well (to see if it, as rumored, would prevent EC 9000), and I noticed that whenever I get a lagspike (timeout), my torrent would lose connection as well, but in ~30,000 pings (packets sent), I only lost one (1) packet to their site and none to Google.
I get the feeling that something is randomly dropping p2p connection and that the SWTOR connection runs via this.
Still don't have a clue what I'm going to say to the network admin once I find him, though. It's obviously not the firewall or I wouldn't be able to play at all. I'm guessing it's something with the ports, but Bioware wants me to open 20,000 ports to play. Good luck convincing a network admin that he needs to open a 20,000-port hole in the network.
Edit: Wish they'd just used the same damn ports as WoW or Rift or Warhammer Online. Between these four games, I'm probably looking at opening ALL the ports in the router. Edited, Jan 6th 2012 5:55pm by Mazra