First, thank you for the game, it has come a long way since the beginning of the year.
The RC2 version ran very smoothly for me until 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have been experiencing a very bad ping in US rooms (ping of 60-80 vs 180-300+ – it never happened to me before). The server is having "hiccups", which translates by people teleporting here and there. I get killed all the time from nowhere. In 2 words, the game is plain unplayable.
Just like Rja12, I have bought a new computer this year (in late August) that is a huge upgrade compared to my old laptop. It's not a gaming computer, but it still has an i5 and can run games like Paths of Exile (very boring game btw).
Rja and me have been playing this game for more than 5 years now. I think we know when there is a real issue and you should at least take our opinions/observations into account. Maybe the issue is not on our side. Maybe it's not on yours.
So what might be the problem? Rja and me both live in North America. I'm not a computer geek, so I may be totally off, but is it possible that it's a DNS issue of some sort or, at least, a problem between the server and our location? I must say I've had some DNS issues this summer, that I fixed by using Google Public DNS. Can it be the issue?
I've had a good time in September and October playing FFT, despite of the delays. I've had lots of fun around midnight playing with Snit, Leonidas and a guy called Santiago. It reminded me of the old days. I've met also that funny guy called Vengeance_. Well, it's still possible to enjoy the game.