I've been experiencing stutters and hiccups when running the game—like lag, but only a second of freezing—whenever the game has to "call" the Server: a player logs on/out, mobs appear, a spell is cast, opening the Character Sheet window, etc.
The issue is just constant little freezes, hiccups, that last a second or half-second, before the game continues. Then the game sort of "catches up" with itself, and sometimes LOTS has happened in that second (like my character nearly dying because I couldn't pop a potion in a timely fashion...).
If you remember the situation from like a week ago with the unchosen Languages causing a "pause" every few seconds, it is like this, but I'm just unable to make it go away.
At first I thought it was because of my Internet connection speed, but I just switched to another, faster network, and I must say it seems the connection is ever worse than before (definitely not better!).
Any advice? Could it literally be that my hardware is having the problem?
EDIT: this is my ping:
Cheers.PING game.bgtscc.net (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=0 ttl=115 time=95.382 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=1 ttl=115 time=76.523 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=2 ttl=115 time=74.159 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=3 ttl=115 time=74.430 ms