I have too yet to experience this "UI lag" many people complain about on these boards. It may be a fact that *your* UI lags, but it's not as universal as you might think.
I have yet to experience this "troll" many people complain about on these boards. It may be a fact that *you* troll, but it's not as universal as you might think.
A Noob's Guide to Trolling
Step 1: State opinion with no actual data
Step 2: Solicit others' opinions
Step 3: Write off opinions that don't gel with yours, label them trolls
For what it's worth, I can tolerate the 50 millsecond delay when I place something in my bazaar. The poster who I was supporting cites that once he updated his GPU, there was less lag. That prompted outrage from some people for some reason - as if it shakes the foundation of their belief system.
I upgraded from an 8800GTS in beta to 2xGTX480's in SLI for CE - there is a HUGE difference in the game performance, including this perceived 'lag' that everyone claims (unduly) is "server-side", not providing any data/stats or demonstrating they have any knowledge of how computer systems actually work.
MMOs by their very nature are "server-side" - the server is the arbiter of all things true in Eorzea. When you post something in your bazaar, a combination of things occur. First, of course, you have to tell the fricking server you're placing an item in your bazaar. Then, your client has to update its state to reflect that fact.
Now who knows WTF happens on the client, what validation occurs and what events it triggers on the local machine. I'm sure there's plenty of room for optimization. What is a FACT, though, is that your GPU cycles certainly make a difference in making the game run smoothly. Have mommy buy you a real graphics card and test it out for yourself.