okay alot of ppl complain about massive lag and load times when zoning ect. the common responce is "its not the game its your pc"
a few times now ive been on right after maintenance
im running on the extreme low end.. core i7 1.3ghz, gforce 230m, 4gig ddr 3 ram laptop. its an hp. can u play it site says i cant even play. but i can on decent settings i just lag alot
but i know now 100% proof positive its NOT my laptop its the GAME contrary to what hundreds of posts say.. my proof is this
the last two maintenances i logged on right when maintenance ended. i was able to play perfectly 0 lag monsters showed up immediatly on map as did people. when fishing or mining the icon stopped when i hit the button not 2 seconds later. crafting loaded fast..
after 3+ hours when everyone has logged back on im back to my several second lag horrible crafting lag. impossible to fish or mine correctly lag. monsters and players take 30 sec to 2 minits to load when im running around. aka it appears nothing is there but if i stand still eventually the white and yellow dots on minimap start popping up
this is all 100% without a doubt server/game related and has nothing to do with my laptop..
it also seems to me they capped the send/recieve very low. almost like at 56k for ffxi......
i think this is the culprit. i have 10mbps internet connec i can recieve and send much more info then the game is allowing..
and on top of all that. monitering resources. even during extreme lag ffxiv is using less then half to 1 gig of ram and 10 to 15% cpu.. this also cant be blamed on my laptop. its the game
so just a heads up to everyone who thinks they need to invest $1000 in upgrades to play.. ITS NOT YOU ITS THE GAME THATS BROKEN
Edited, Sep 29th 2010 11:40pm by Galkaholics