For months now I've had horrible routing to the NCSOFT servers for Guild Wars 2 that are based in Texas. I would expect a ping of ~120ms for this connection. It's what I used to get with Virgin Media before 150mbit upgrade (seven-ish) months ago. It's typically what other UK broadband users get.
I now get a consistent ping of ~170ms and have no real idea about where to even look for a solution to this. The temptation is just to switch away from VM but maybe there is a solution?
A while back. I guess it was exactly 3rd July my connection went down for a while and came back up and I noticed something interesting. As soon as the connection came back online, my traceroute looked like this: http://i.imgur.com/bLG9W9e.jpg (basically perfect)