So as of late it seems in a LOT of games where I should be experiencing little to no lag or pings or less than 100 easy, I'm getting 100, 200, and 300 pings. I live in Canada, and for some reason I'm getting pings of nearly 200 from games hosted in the midwest USA. This normally is NOT the case. I usually get about 50 or less when they're that close. I have a fairly high speed connection as well as more insult to injury. However, what's really strange is it doesn't happen all the time nor is it constant. I mean one day I can be pretty much lag free, and the next, after playing for 20 minutes my character is warping every 2 seconds.
Now I realize something like this can be a complex issue and not easily solved, but I'd like your thoughts anyways.
What are some things you recommend I look at/try to bring my ping back up to normal?
1. Windows Firewall could be ******* things up
2. My ISP could simply be having issues as of late
3. The host/server is to blame (not me)
W/e, toss some ideas at me would you please? thanks tom's!