First Thing: open the options menu (gear icon in the top right corner) and click on the 'optimizations' tab. Tick only the 'Enable Threading' box and reload the page. If that doesn't please refer to the other tips below.
You'll need to use Chrome as it's the only one that works right now. Other browsers will work once the game is online full-time.
Come find us on the Blue Wizard Discord server. Our active devs and mods will be happy to help you with your problems and respond to your feedback!
Sometimes clearing your cache and reloading the game can fix all manner of issues. Windows: Hold the Control key and reload your browser. Mac: Hold the Shift key and reload your browser.
The best thing you can do is make sure you're playing in the region with the best latency. Pull down the server list (located right above the Join Game button) to find the server with the lowest ping.
Close all other browser tabs.
Close any background programs that might be using your bandwidth (streaming services, videos, Steam, file-sharing apps, etc.)
Restart your router.
If you're using wifi, use a wired connection if possible.
Merc Zone is currently in very early development so our test server is located in the Central US region. Don't worry - it won't be long before we start rolling out servers in other regions.
Download the latest version of your browser.
Close any resource vampires that may be running (other games, "productivity" software, etc.)
If you're using dual monitors, try moving the browser to the other monitor.
Restart your browser and even your computer.
If your computer is running on battery power, try plugging it in. Laptops tend to limit CPU and GPU performance when unplugged, by default.
If things are really bad, you can see if your GPU is on Chrome's blacklist. (See next entry)
If your GPU is on Chrome's blacklist, it might be using a software renderer known as 'SwiftShader', which is terribly slow. Enter chrome://flags in your address bar, search for 'Override software rendering list', and enable it. CAUTION: The blacklist exists for a reason. This may make your system unstable. Make sure you save anything you're working on before trying this!
Yes. Merc Zone is in early development. We have our own roadmap, but we also listen to our players. If you have suggestions, come join the Blue Wizard Discord server!
There's a tab on the News widget called Roadmap. It's fairly high level, but it gives a decent overview of what we're working on in the near future.