Toysoldier Thor has been relentlessly tracking down the causes of his in-world event crashes and sudden massive lag. Region owners and event managers have been collecting and providing data on the problem in the forum. See my previous article: New Lag Problem. See the forum thread here: Major Increase in Instant SIM LAG & Crash during large events.
Simon Linden acknowledged the effort and is starting to get people on the trail of the problem. From Toysoldier:
From Simon Linden…
” Thanks for the reports, Toy … there’s some good information there that seems to shows the simulator getting into trouble when there are network problems. ”
I think now that we have a possible smoking gun… the LL staff can focus their investigation on the NETWORK.
Having more sim /region owners post the same performance statistics during one of these extreme lag events would help us further confirm the root cause.
If you are seeing this problem, read the thread and post the requested information from your occurrence of the event. Filing a JIRA works too.