Originally Posted by PanicProne
That is actually true.
Even for those who consider 30 FPS to be pretty low (myself included) if a game plays @ 30 FPS all the time, it will be smooth across the board.
With no spikes and no dips, even 24 FPS would seem fluid to our eyes if it was a constant frame rate.
I consider having 25FPS stable horrible. How do I know? By limiting my frame rate through the console in various games. Doesn't feel good man.
And sometimes, even if I'm getting a stable 60+FPS, I feel limited. While playing scout in TF2, 60FPS is just not enough. Since my screen is 60hz, it can't display more than 60FPS. Now, my CRT can display 120hz @ 1024x768, and that is bliss. If someone here hasn't ever tried 120hz, they should. After experiencing that, 60hz will seem like 30FPS while playing fast paced FPS games.
Single player games: 30 stable is enough to enjoy the game
MP FPS: 60+ or bust
Fast paced MP FPS: 60 isn't enough.
Also, that "24FPS is enough doood" thing is a big lie. Some studies show that human eyes are able to differentiate frame rates up to 220FPS...