#9 In Focus! Reducing that lag!

This week In Focus,  is a resource, published September 29th 2008, titled Massively’s guide to reducing your Second Life lag. I refer people to this post very often, and I think perhaps its time I give it a link to here in the BRN In Focus articles.

Lag is part of life online, no matter what game, what world, what version, what server, computer or network. At some point, at some time you will eventually come into lag. Lag comes in four forms. Your Computer, The Servers and The Network and last of all your internet connection.

Since Massively has covered the three you can do a lot about about and I don’t think I can do a better job… I will explain just why your internet connection creates lag in relation to Second Life.

When you are in Second Life you are constantly downloading, when you build an move an object, when someone builds beside you and moves an object. You are downloading. There is nothing you can do to improve your internet connection, in countries with internet plans (Like Mine) the best you can do is make sure you have a full download and upload speed. However if you are already on that, and you find your internet to slow, then sometimes the best thing you can do is switch companies.

ADSL is usually significantly slower than Cable, so do keep that in mind. You can test your internet speed here. Though the place you should test your connection to, to in relation to Second Life, is San Jose CA.

As for the other three, read that article linked at the top, written by Massively, I would write my own, but they clear up a lot in a way that everyone can understand it.

Hope this helps a few of you!

Happy Building
BRN Blog Team

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