From time to time you may experience delays in sending and receiving text from the mud. This is very noticable when you type and a command and don't receive any response for several seconds. This effect is commonly known as lag. Lag is entirely due to the nature of the internet and not a problem of the mud or within the control of the immortals. The mud itself will never lag as it uses such a small amount of the resources of the server the mud sits on. When you are connected to the mud, the text you send and receive is sent back and forth along a route, anywhere along this route there might be problems that cause your information to pass that point more slowly than normal. Hence you get the effect of lag. If the problem is very close to the mud server then everybody might get lagged. But if its only along the route from the US for example, then only players from the US would experience lag where as europeans might be able to play without problems. In summary, lag is not a problem of the mud nor do admins have any control over it.