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Torrents + Guild Wars 2 = Bad time

andre369andre369 .Posts: 970Member Uncommon

Hey all. Just wanted to share my experience and see if anyone else have the same. In these fractal times I've noticed that having my torrent client open will result in multiple random DC's. 

Anyone else experienced the same? Never had this problem with any other games. 


  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAPosts: 1,362Member

    Torrents + Any online game = Bad Time 

    Do you know how taxing on the bandwith Peer-to-Peer is?

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  • ReizlaReizla 3,883Member Uncommon

    Might also be a modem problem you're having. I remember an ISP I was with using such crappy modems, when I was downloading torrents for half a day, the modem just would lock itself up.

    Answering your question, I didn't experience your problem with GW2, but I did have similar problems with STO though...

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  • kitaradkitarad RomePosts: 3,105Member Rare
    I have something that prioritizes different programs. This allows for the bandwidth not to be affected when playing an online game. I have a killer network card with the application that controls each program's access to the internet and how to allow which takes precedence.

  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member Uncommon

    I'm using a traffic shaper to avoid those problems:

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  • andre369andre369 .Posts: 970Member Uncommon
    To clarify, even if the client is just open this happens, we have a 60/30mbit connection and even if the torrents barely have any speed at all this happens. It is for sure not too much traffic. Its not really a problem for me, but just wanted to know if anyone else had the same.
  • bigiebigie BradfordPosts: 7Member Uncommon
    I don't DC, but it's pretty much the same thing.. I get random black screens, I can click esc and see the menu but can't do anything but alt-f4 out. This happens randomly, but mostly in crowded areas. I've never had this problem in any other MMOs
  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,436Member Rare
    With a good router including the right QoS settings, enough bandwith and bandwith filtering in your torrent client, things will work out just fine.

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  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVPosts: 5,135Member Uncommon

    Dunno. I know my client still has random CTD issues, which is annoying, but that's different from a DC.

    If you're talking about actual connection problems, well then running torrents in the background is hands down the best way to trigger that. I don't think I've been able to run any online game decently with torrents running on in the background. They either have constant connection issues (as both clients are fighting each other for the same bandwidth), or the game lags so much it's unplayable.

    Don't run torrets while playing online games.

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