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GUI Mods & Lag?

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Jennet    1

We've seen some changes with removing buff reporting lowering lag.  Do player-made mods ever cause lag too, that's out of your control? Do they have any effect on things for people who aren't using them?

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Glaucon    62

Player made mods do certainly cause lag. Flash is not a very optimized language from a performance standpoint. It would be fairly simple to make a mod that just deliberately caused your machine to lag horribly. I don't think anyone would do that of course, but it's still easy to trip into a pitfall of making a mod that unintentionally causes a good bit of lag.

This is still true even for people who aren't using the mod, to an extent. Our GUI modding system basically gives you full access to anything that can be done with the GUI. Several of these things are then sent to the server, and in turn sent to other players. I shouldn't really get into ways that you can do this, since that's sort of borderline asking for someone to do it, but there are definitely mods out there that are already potentially creating issues with lag for other players purely do to the way they spam the server with requests. Because everyone uses the same server, anything you do that sends information to that server will slow down other people's requests to the same server.

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