Just as the title says, while playing my game will seem to freeze in the sense that everyone is running in place, I cant do any actions ( Mount, Cast or log out ) but my chat stays 100% real time. A relog typically fixes the situation for a brief time but no more then 20 min before it starts again.
I have deleted all Addons, Cleared WTF and Cashes. Reinstalled wow. Turned off firewall. I’m at a loss.
It only happens with wow. I can play any other game and no issues at all. Same with other programs like discord. Zero break in the connection.
Based on what you are describing this sounds like your World connection is getting dropped, while your Home connection remains connected. Home is responsible for your chat, while World is responsible character movements, abilities, looting, etc. We created a post on the difference between the two here
Your World connection will send a lot more data than the Home connection, so World is more susceptible to things that can cause interruptions or disconnections. Wireless connections, packet loss, router issues, and issues between your internet provider and the WoW servers are all common causes for this.
One thing to keep in mind is that each game / application is different in how it handles the connection. Some may be more resistant to brief “hiccups” in the network connection, while others can be more sensitive to them. So it is definitely possible to see issues with just one application like WoW and not have issues anywhere else.
Are you using a wireless connection, and if so are you able to switch to wired to test and see if the issue goes away?
We could also have you run a WinMTR test (use the US Central IP 22.214.171.124). Make sure to leave the test running in the background while you play, and once you experience the issue wait a minute or so then stop the test.
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