Dropped my outdoor fps from 50-60 to 30-40.
I can't play the game anymore without getting headaches. why? Because now the game is always choppy, even when outdoors.
Edit: Video example of what I'm talking about: http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1284126994216624172&page=1
Before, it used to only be like this when in cities, which I could cope with. But now the game is constantly choppy because, for some reason, they made the outdoor areas perform as horribly as city areas. It's really unbearable.
I'm not only talking about low fps (which is definitely the case), but ALSO, I get a pause/slowdown every 4-5 seconds, no matter where in the game I am.
Before you ask, changing my settings does not help me remove this choppiness. The choppiness is similar to the loading hitches in elder scrolls oblivion, or fallout 3. My hardware setups is fine, it's the game. And I'm angry beyond understanding. I can't even play this game with a straight face anymore and I really don't want it to be that way.
Edited, Sep 10th 2010 10:40am by DirectorCobbs