Performance questions and feedback:
I’m glad to see that the inventory performance is better, but I still am having stuttering and performance issues with the game itself. I am wondering, is this the extent of performance patching this game will receive?
Here’s the deal. The game works mostly fine for me except when I load into a new zone. After loading in, the game will stutter and hitch like crazy for as long as 10-15 seconds while it presumably loads up textures or models or whatever it is loading.
After that hitching and stutter stops, the game works great for me. It’s that initial load in stutter that is most annoying. I was able to ignore it early on as the game is so fun and it only lasted like 10 seconds. But as you play more and do more traveling zone to zone for farming, it keeps hitting you in the face, every time you transition.
My computer is above the minimum specs. I have tried virtually every setting combination imaginable. The only one that has any effect at all is texture streaming. Putting it on low reduces it a bit, but does not eliminate this loading stutter. I also have the game installed on my fastest hard drive (not SSD however).
Oddly enough I could run the game on much higher settings and still get good performance. I have experimented and found that once that load stutter is done, I could run around on mid to high settings and still get mostly 60fps. But putting the settings higher makes the load in stutter much worse.
So I am forced to compromise with the lowest settings, and still it stutters and hitches like crazy on zone transitions.
Is this something that can ever be fixed? It’s ruining the game experience for me.
I’m trying to be constructive in this feedback, not complaining or attacking anyone. Kindly pointing out exactly what performance issues I am facing, and wondering if they will ever be fixed.
i5-3570k, 16gb RAm, GTX 970, Windows 7 64bit
Yes, my cpu is the minimum spec. This kind of loading stutter is not related to that though. It goes away after it loads everything, and as I said, I can actually play on mid to high settings and still get 60fps in most areas.
It’s that first 10-15 seconds after a zone transition that is the problem. Why does the game load into a zone before it’s loaded all the data? I’d be happy with a longer load time if it reduced this problem.
Will it ever be fixed?