Numerous people, including myself, are experiencing frequent disconnects while playing World of Warcraft. Also, when disconnected, it takes at least 5 minutes before we can get back on, making the problem even worse.
Despite WoW EU accommodating players across the whole of Europe, almost everyone reporting this issue on the forums is a Virgin Media UK customer, as shown here:
Clearly, the root of the problem is Virgin Media UK, who are clearly doing (or not doing) something that's causing this. Considering I use my broadband mainly for gaming, I find this unacceptable. My contract with Virgin comes to an end 1 month from now. Am I going to have to go back to BT to get a reliable service? If this isn't fixed fast, I'll be going to BT.
Not sure I can. Blizzard are being very shady about what I should actually point a trace route to.
They're basically telling me not to do a trace route to the servers that show up in Windows resource monitor, and that I should point it towards either 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11, only there's no way for me to know which I'm actually going through. Neither show up on my system, or trace routes I've done.
So I can either take their advice, and make a 50/50 guess, or just do a trace route to one of the servers I can see I'm connecting to.
If the problem is consistent across servers, it shouldn't matter. You are likely to lose the tracert when it hits their infrastructure anyways. Its the route to their infrastructure that we are interested in, if there's a problem VM's side it should show up there.