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    Default The infamous "Lag Spike", server disconnects, etc.

    We are finally able to reproduce the intermittent lag spike problems in-house. What it required was a more social developer (Facebook, email push, push notifications, etc.) whose device would encounter these problems over 3G or Wifi for us to be able to track it down.

    We compared devices, ran a few tests, and determined that any one of the following could interrupt your network connection to Pocket Legends thereby affecting game play:

    1) Email push enabled
    2) Push notifications enabled
    3) Other applications that require network access (eg. internet music streaming)
    4) Other applications running simultaneously
    5) Poor network connection
    6) Incorrectly configured router if playing over Wifi

    With 1-4 disabled, there were no lag spikes when playing on the devices that had them previously, 3G or Wifi.

    Pocket Legends requires a constant, stable internet connection. If your device is doing anything other than playing Pocket Legends (and it may be doing other things based on how you have configured other applications), you may encounter what appears to be slow performance, or high ping.

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    I have iPad, so no multitasking. No, don't have oust enabled, and wi fi works fine, just in PL vie been having 700-1.9K ping.

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    Nice detective work.

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    But MD, you could still have other pushes and notifications set on iPad even with no multitasking. No?

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    Well there wasn't much lag to begin with for me, but now that I turned push notifications off there is no lag, even with bad connection!
    Thanks devs.

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    well I've turn off my notifications, multitasking, and turned off push on my mail...and until now no lag so far, so thanks devs

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    Yes no lag spikes so far that went the routers fault ie kids swamping re wifi.

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    yeah, got too IPADS and disabled the facebook model and has worked pretty flawlessly. Also disable un-needed option in the router like VPN and voip/multimedia streams ports that are enabled by default... most folks don't do that. Also make sure you have the latest firmware and that you are not responding to pings on the outside nic of your router.... heheeheh all this from a Network Tech......
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    What it required was a more social developer
    Implying your developers were not very social people?
    / oh hai~!
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    Thanks, illntry this out next time im playing. Hope it works!

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    Cave trolls aren't very social

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoae View Post
    Well there wasn't much lag to begin with for me, but now that I turned push notifications off there is no lag, even with bad connection!
    Thanks devs.
    is something like a push notification on a htc desire as well or does these clues only apply for apple products?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimmey View Post
    is something like a push notification on a htc desire as well or does these clues only apply for apple products?
    Only Apple for that

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    Is it possible to integrate an option for "game mode" in pocketlegends that would shut down push notifications, etc while in game, then allow them to resume when we exit?
    I know apple is a bit of an *** about accessing things outside of your own package, so i completely understand if this impossible. I just think it would be a convenient game option to have.
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    This really works.

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    Strangly I have excellent connection on my Iphone3 but crap connection on my Iphone4. Everything is the same, I have them synced with the same push setting and still the Iphone4 have approx 1400 in ping and the Iphone3GS have approx 200 in ping. I always play over WIFI but on the 4 its not doable at all. Bad enough I bought the Iphone4 just to play PL more or less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futumsh View Post
    Cave trolls aren't very social
    so, ur a troll?!?
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    I just want to kill Santa. Can that be arranged?

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    Am I the only one that experience bad ping on my Iphone4 and not on my Iphone3GS, Im playing the game at the same time but still different ping...
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    Im getting consistent 900+ pings on my iPhone 4, but 200-300+ on my iPad....

    Weird ain't it o.o

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    this works on Android as well.. turn off Background Data. on HTC devices go to Settings>Sync>Uncheck Background Data.


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    I cant believe I played to level 49 with constant FPS drops in dungeons cuz several apps were synching/running in the background on my HTC Evo lol
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    Not getting defensive, just acknowledging you as a troll, bro.

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