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    Realism at what cost.

    I think that most, if not all, us will agree that the realism in this game is about , if not the, best in gamming. But the cost of such realism is in CPU time used. Everything that is done uses CPU time and hence makes the game, no matter how small, slower. I am not sure how long ago the lag started getting worse but for me, and judging by the posts about it, and many others it is bad.

    My suggestion is to cut down on some of the realism. For instance, the wind blowing I don't even notice it unless I am stopped but it is there all the time and burning CPU time. Butterflies, they are nice but it would not make the game worst if they were not there, IMO. Night and day really makes no difference to me and I would rather save the CPU time. If you look up at night you can see little explosions ( or that's what they look like) up in the sky, what's up with that ?? How many time do you look up ?

    Now don't get me wrong I am not saying this in a bad way just trying to be constructive and maybe make the lag a little less by cutting things that are not really that noticeable but just slow things down some. Really how much of these type of things would you miss and would you give them up if it would the lag ?
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    You mean make a super safe mode or something? The problem is in the servers...MA's servers..they need an overhaul...

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    All that basic graphic stuff is rendered client side. IE it doesn't contribute to lag.

    I think the lag problem could be caused by a couple things. One being poorly coded checks and balances with this whole loot 2.0 thing. Seems like it's got to send lots of data every shot you take about your gear, skills, buffs..etc.

    Could also just be the intermediate internet relays to the MA servers. Might make sense for MA to setup continent seperate servers finally like oh I don't know.... Every other mmo in existance. Lol

    America playing on american based setvers, europe on europe based servers...etc.


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    They can bring this back any time..



    Realism Shmealism, give me the old campy cartoon graphics any day!

    PS, I hate night cycles.
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    Entropia is the best game for realism? I want what you are smoking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aio View Post
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    Entropia is the best game for realism? I want what you are smoking
    What she said

    You obviously don't play other games :-)

    The only realism that EU will be tough to beat at is the economic simulation and that too only in certain aspects of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aio View Post
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    Entropia is the best game for realism? I want what you are smoking
    Just talking about graphics.

    But, still a no though.

    Graphics in an open world MMO?

    Still a no.

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    I believe the only physics being modelled by the servers is related to the player position.

    I remember the old days when you'd just off a cliff to spend the next few minutes bouncing around as the servers couldn't match up where it calculated the player was and where they were in the client, jumping down a slope could cause the same problem as you could move forward faster than the servers allowed.

    That's why they made a big deal about when they added physx and they gradually tuned out the rubber banding.

    That load has probably increased since the addition of vehicles. The player update rate for positioning must have increased a lot to cope with it.

    as for realism in games all I'll say is TW3 - Blood and Wine not an mmo but it's one of the few games I can say I like looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divinity View Post
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    What she said

    You obviously don't play other games :-)

    The only realism that EU will be tough to beat at is the economic simulation and that too only in certain aspects of it.
    ... and MA keeps on reducing both the number and the extent of realism in those aspects of its only true trademark... sigh. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the road to the greatest success consists mostly of making the game FUN. As in fun to play, not just fun to administrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
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    Realism Shmealism, give me the old campy cartoon graphics any day!

    PS, I hate night cycles.
    So much ditto all that. Yea this is fun, but, that was a much more engaging game and imo a more polished product. Next time we get a new engine, can we have one that's easier to make function, even tinker with?
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