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WHY HAVEN’T YOU DONE ALL THIS ALREADY?

We’ve spent the better part of two years with PlanetSide 2 measuring and reviewing the elements of the game which are slow. When we’ve found things we could fix quickly, we did. When we found general optimizations that didn’t have much of a risk to them, we worked on them. But mostly, given that we were a live game since the opening of the PS2 Tech Test, we kept our optimizations as “safe” as possible. Optimizing often involves reorganizing code that has already been through rigorous testing, and that means as we move it around we can….Bust something…No matter how hard we try not to. Many optimizations that we found just required far too much “soak time” to be feasible at that stage of the project.


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About dang time Sony!!
   
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So wait... mutithreaded, updating renderer, and being smarter with visibility? I remember first playing the game and being locked at 50FPS with my 660 as my bottleneck. Now after the last year(?) of updates I'm hitting 30FPS with my CPU as bottleneck. So... will I see the glorious 60FPS again?
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Maybe I will actually play the game again now. Not that I couldn't before but it 40-50 fps felt too slow for the firefights for me.
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Very sceptical about this.
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Good! I still play on and off, but those frame drops can get pretty painful.
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I stopped playing awhile after it came out, it was great overall for a free game but there were just things i didnt like, but i may go back to it
ANYWAYS, i think the post is great, it explains what they are trying to do to fix it without going into too much technical jargon. I wish more game companies had employees like him, he seems really enthusiast about the game and his work.
post #7 of 37
i remember getting 40fps all alone in a field, now i cant even play the game.
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this game chews through every cpu as far as I am aware so I am happy for this. Though it is a very good cpu benchmark tongue.gif
    
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THINGS JUST GOT REAL!
 
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So I read through it all, good that they are going to fix performance.
But I did not see a date for when we would get such a patch.
I have kinda lost interest in the game, as after some time it's basically the same procedure all over.
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