How did you die because of lag?
I had lag all the time in the beta, but never died because of it. Had my hard worked spawn order screwed up, thats all.
Seriously, when I had lag I simply moved to a location where no monsters came to, even if I had to run through 100s of mobs to get there. I never got aggro. Lag is awesome for exploring high level areas, you just dont want to have the lag go away while doing so.
I'm not... gonna... cry... you... dumb... doo-doo brain!
I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.