, the process of attach
ing your ship
to another after the other is already dead
; the lag
between the server
and the two players
in question allows you to attach anyway, thereby making it appear as if you appear from out of nowhere
applied as a strategy
can be effective when attack
ing an enemy base
during a capture the flag
game, because the enemy
will have thought that everyone has been exterminated
while you slip in behind
s often bitch
about lag attaching, almost as bad as they bitch about lag, but lag attaching is a strategy that is very useful.
Your time frame for a successful lag attach is between 200 and 400 milliseconds, with average 28.8 modem-to-server delay.
(many factors weigh in on this, obviously.)
Lag attaching occurs only by luck
, and it is hard to tell whether or not a lag attach will be successful beforehand. Some zone
s also have rules about lag attaching.
See also: lag