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I have been wanting to play and enjoy aoe3, but every game and stream is extremely frustrating due to unplayable lag. I tried to uninstall the game multiple times without improvement, turning all graphics to lowest. Still get this snail symbol. The game will be fine 90% of the time then there are 5 seconds I have like no signal and cant do anything and the game teleports me 5 seconds forward.
Dunno if any way to fix, I'm pretty feed up and ready to quit.
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giveuanxiety wrote:
04 Mar 2024, 17:22
I have been wanting to play and enjoy aoe3, but every game and stream is extremely frustrating due to unplayable lag. I tried to uninstall the game multiple times without improvement, turning all graphics to lowest. Still get this snail symbol. The game will be fine 90% of the time then there are 5 seconds I have like no signal and cant do anything and the game teleports me 5 seconds forward.
Dunno if any way to fix, I'm pretty feed up and ready to quit.
Never seen the snail, but rather the tortoise for 1-2 secs every game which is not causing any lag at all.
Idk if its cuz you have to play on east india Servers which would maybe be over 200ms for you. You could Look at the ms when creating a lobby game to see if uts cause of that.
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check your hotkey conflicts. try to keep attack move as its own key, idk
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idk i watched your streams a lot and i saw some things which i wanna share with you and might be located on your side. If you press attack move you click sometimes on buildings or on a single Unit but then your attack move isnt working. Also if you are close to buildings or walls you just shouldnt use attack move since your units might randomly starting to attack buildings.
Especially if you switch formations and stances you have to make sure that you get a proper move with clicking on the ground/bottom. When i switch stances especially going in melee i just dont click close to my units i just click behind my line to make really sure that they just start attack from melee.
Also in general maybe copy the current hotkeys and play around with them and bind the attack move to something which is more clear.

About the lag spikes - Well it is what it is, if you play something from South East Asia, China or something similar your game lags sometimes. Its just like that but usually it does not happen that much and if you get the snail symbol it means actually that you have a really bad connection just simple as it is. I live in a small village where we still dont have fiber glas or something like that i basically never have lag spikes which are coming from the game besides playing someone really far away which is the reason or my bad connection... Idk how to fix that but also for Soldier at least from what i have seen it did work in the last streams... I just think you need to play a bit more and get some good games and getting back to a decent elo where you can enjoy a bit more.

Also as a last one maybe try the default settings and then try out when you did play some games to play a bit with the settings, your stream for example is also inconsistent when you move the camera which is not because of AOE3 seems more like a set up issue...


i hope you keep going and play from time to time
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giveuanxiety wrote:
04 Mar 2024, 17:22
I have been wanting to play and enjoy aoe3, but every game and stream is extremely frustrating due to unplayable lag. I tried to uninstall the game multiple times without improvement, turning all graphics to lowest. Still get this snail symbol. The game will be fine 90% of the time then there are 5 seconds I have like no signal and cant do anything and the game teleports me 5 seconds forward.
Dunno if any way to fix, I'm pretty feed up and ready to quit.
Seems like a me-problem.
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I don't think it's a game issue but probably more an internet issue. I live in aus and never have any lag. Only issue I do have is when i play with people in euro the ping is horrible but thats given since they are on the other side of the world
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giveuanxiety wrote:
04 Mar 2024, 17:22
I have been wanting to play and enjoy aoe3, but every game and stream is extremely frustrating due to unplayable lag. I tried to uninstall the game multiple times without improvement, turning all graphics to lowest. Still get this snail symbol. The game will be fine 90% of the time then there are 5 seconds I have like no signal and cant do anything and the game teleports me 5 seconds forward.
Dunno if any way to fix, I'm pretty feed up and ready to quit.
First of all its really nice to see you back playing aoe 3.

Secondly why dont you maybe ask your brother about this? He doesnt seem to have the same issues as you have currently.

As others stated I think its a internet issue but no idea how I can help.

Anyway glad to have you back dont give up on the game! Hopefully u can find a fix soone enough.
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yeah there were bugs previously where some keys could freeze your game, i guess this is not new
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thats a problem in your internet
try fix it and enjoy the game again
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It could be pc related for some configs (hazza sometimes) but seeing yours, it's most likely a net issue
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the snail icon will immediately show up when someone resigns. It happened 3/3 games for me on stream, but I had no lag in-game and 0.0% frames dropped in obs.
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The snail just means you have high latency to the server you're playing on. That can be caused by your net/pc not connecting fine or simply by the distance from the server.
When facing someone from a distant country you often end up playing on "his" server, hence the lag. I think the closer server is attributed to whoever Qed first but I'm not sure. It might be a compromise between two locations but even then there isn't usually a mid point between continents so one player will always have the closer server.
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Tough to play a competitive RTS competitively with unplayable lag

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