I recently reinstalled Diablo 2 and I’ve been wondering about this lag issue. So let me clarify a few things and ask you this:
First of all, this is not a new issue. I’ve always had this lag while playing D2 on the battlenet, and it’s the reason why I (sadly) usually just give up and play local or TCP games.
Secondly, I’m not talking about huge lag spikes. It’s more of a constant small lag that makes almost every attack animation take a moment to trigger the creature’s “getting hit” animation.
While hosting a TCP game my ping stays between 15 - 30 (which is weird since I’m the host and it should be zero, but anyway that much is not perceptible).
While hosting a Battlenet game my ping stays between 50 - 300, with constant wild variations, which is enough to perceive that constant small lag I talked about.
I live near the East coast and choose the appropriate East gateway servers, by the way.
So do more people experience this? And is there a fix or workaround?
Thanks for any info!