Part of the reason , in my own opinion i may be comepletly wrong, is they are doing a stress test on the servers, Testing them to there acuall limits with all 3 citys open. Probably why they suspended more beta keys as well right now. Trying to get the servers to handle what they have right now, and before people start the argument "They had years with 11 to do that" Yeah , they did with 11, New game though new graphics new hardware, new internet speeds as well has been developed over the years. Things the 11 servers didnt have to really worry about because of caps. Now there testing the limits of what they can offer with new equipment and what type of stress it takes to there ssytems and ours.
Again This may be 100% wrong but It makes scence IMO. Feel free to make fun of my typos i missed :P
Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 11:14pm by Puppy1
That really shouldn't affect your system performance, only the time between how long it takes to speak between both the server and your client. I've found it has been easier to navigate the UI now than it was in Phase 3. It's still a little slow, but a considerable improvement over what it had been.
EDIT: On a related note have they announced when the new benchmark is to be released? Since the current benchmark is fairly inaccurate (Or so says most of the FFXIV community anyway.) I'm curious now to see what my system will really rate in at. Prior to beta and all that I scored nearly 4000 on the low res. Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 8:20pm by SamusKnight
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