Hey, I'm not precisely sure where to put this as it's my first time posting here, but I help run a combat sim in the Second Life Military Community and lately we've been having an issue that's causing me to tear my hair out in frustration.
So, to give a little background, most sims rely on passive interaction when it comes to scripts and whatnot, with RP sims, adult activity sims and such usually being functional even under comparatively heavy script lag (anywhere between 50-60% script run). Not so with combat sims, where that amount of lag causes a significantly reduced experience.
Recently we've run into a problem where script run in statistics is consistently very high (around 94% on average over one minute), yet we are experiencing significant delays or simple script failures (without anything throwing an error) that we haven't had issues with previously. It's causing a LOT of scripts and devices that we rely on to not function properly. Vehicles aren't rezzing in the proper manner, contact-fuse grenades or instant trigger explosives are bouncing and hanging upon striking a solid surface or are significantly delayed in the case of manually triggered explosives rather than detonating immediately as they should, bullets are going a significant distance through walls or bouncing off solid surfaces instead of dying nearly immediately.
In a competitive scenario, you can probably imagine my frustration, especially since our content creators try and stay as script-efficient as possible. We'd like to continue to provide a quality combat experience in a sim that runs well, but we simply can't do it like this.
We have tried narrowing down the problem to no avail. Restarting, cleaning the sim up, checking for griefing objects through either debug panels or process of elimination has not helped. We have even contacted the chungs to request a datacenter move, which they have stated was completed as of earlier today. Nothing changed, and script run in statistics STILL reports around a 94% average over a minute with nothing much going on, which is pretty good with all the group infrastructure devices we use.
Now, all this being said, something that I HAVE noticed is that other sims in the same community have not been suffering like ours has, everything still works fine in a couple others, and something I noticed was this:
[22:18] Second Life: Teleport completed from NOT OUR SIM (212,149,121)
[22:18] Second Life: The region you have entered is running a different simulator version. Current simulator: Second Life Server 2019-09-13T20:04:44.530946 Previous simulator: Second Life Server 2019-09-06T22:03:53.530715
[22:18] Second Life: Teleport completed from OUR SIM (245,224,41)
[22:18] Second Life: The region you have entered is running a different simulator version. Current simulator: Second Life Server 2019-09-06T22:03:53.530715 Previous simulator: Second Life Server 2019-09-13T20:04:44.530946
The above is me teleporting FROM a sim that works fine TO our home sim (the defective one), then FROM our home sim TO another sim that also functions well. As you can see, the sims that are working share the same server version. To this end, I'm THINKING that it's perhaps a bad server update?
So, in conclusion, my questions are:
Does anyone have any idea what else we can try?
Has anyone else noticed this issue?
If anyone can get back to me on this, I appreciate it in advance.