It's now been a few months since I started experiencing social freezes - by this I mean that I tend to freeze when I stand somewhere chatting to people - it has happened amongst others with Gwyddeon (and more than once!), Konbeto and today with Zaji. Not long ago, following the suggestions detailed in the Super Lag thread by Antoninus, I deleted the Oberin preferences but this does not seem to have helped this particular situation. I do not play on emulation but an old Mac OS X Version 10.4.11.
Any idea of what might be causing this embarrassing (and at times dangerous) situation?
However in my case it is strange that the player I am speaking to does not freeze. I spent a few hours with Flingee yesterday afternoon (UK time) and, when towards the end of the hunt we stopped to chat for a while, I froze at least three times and he was not affected. It is also true to say that I was alone and hunting when I froze for a couple of minutes yesterday in my late morning - luckily for me the Blinkhound I was fighting was already on the run!