First I'd like to thank Acrisis for putting me onto this app - it's gold for determining where network problems are between you and the Blitz servers. Games like Blitz pretty much require you to have a flawless connection between your device and WG, so if your wifi or router is holding you up, or there's delays at any other point along the route, it can really hamper your ability to play the game well.
Pingplotter is free in the iOS app store, and is available for free to download for your PC at www.pingplotter.com. Download it and get it to run a test on login.wotblitz.com. Each hop in the test shows the cumulative time it takes to get packets back from each hop and finally the whole trip. It continues over seconds and minutes to test the route so you can see if packets are being lost regularly or just on occasion.
Below you can see that my overall ping is about 100 (which it has been since I started playing the game) but you'll also notice that one hop had a delay of 467 ms at some time during the test, and that it's happening at IP 188.8.131.52, which is part of the Shaw network out in Quebec (I'm in British Columbia on the west edge of the continent, so the data is being routed clear across the continent to get to me). If I'm getting a ping spike or a ghost shell it could certainly come from a blip in the route like this. So before you rage on at WG for your lag problems, check your route to see where the problem is FIRST. If you're regularly getting delay in the very first hop you should check out my post on removing lag in my signature below.
Edited by reluctanttheist, 10 January 2017 - 05:00 PM.