The simple answer is -- it's a communications problem. And, therefore it tends to be unique to individuals.
Originally Posted by Aamu
Why is also simple: Encrypted UDP
* Both DDO and LOTRO connect using encrypted UDP (User Datagram Protocol) packets over ports 9000 to 9010 (for the general data communication) and 2900 to 2910 (for the chat and voice chat connections) and they use "loose" routing methods, usually referred to as "asymmetrical packet routing". What this means is that while the game client sends data outbound (upstream) on port 'x', the response packets coming back from the server inbound (downstream) are using port 'y'.
* Whenever there is an issue with these ports being accessible, the two-way data method being supported, or the inbound/outbound data being mis-routed then connection issues at these stages can and do occur.
Fixing it is not so simple. The problem is usually your local ISP.
Try purging your arp cache....
Power down your Mac - don't just close the lid, shut it down!
Power down your modem/router/WiFi access point (which ever you use -- or all of them!)
Wait a full two minutes
Power up things in sequence waiting for each component to come up before#moving on to the next one.
Power up sequence should be:
WiFi Access point
This will get you new "routes" between you and Turbine. It may help, it may not.
Bill Magill - Mac Player - Old Timers Guild- Gladden:
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