I was reading in one of the FB CoH groups, and someone was ranting about the millions of pets that clutter around in Atlas Park, SC University, Ouro's in-zone Portal and so on.
So here are two quick tips for players of MMs everywhere as well as the players of repeated DFB Trials.
1 - You can cancel any active power by right-clicking the power icon in the top right of the screen under your XP bar. Pets included. It only takes a second to do this.
2 - If you are level 6 or higher, spend an extra minute to go to train with Back Alley Brawler instead of Ms. Liberty. This is perfect for all of those DFB runners who get Travel Powers before they resurface.
These two things alone will negate a lot of lag and promote more goodwill than simply yelling at each other in-game or in public forums. Just remember, CoH might run on a toaster, but lag is going to make toasters choke. Even high-performance machines (like my own) will stutter and sputter in these areas at peak times.
Keep the game a pleasant experience for everyone, yourself included!