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Shadows

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wizzy, Apr 10, 2019.

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would you like shadows to be forced on

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    31 vote(s)
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  1. Wizzy

    Wizzy Undead Dwarf
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    I was thinking that if shadows was forced on it could add an element to the game that would be really cool...being able to sneak around and be a bit more stealth. Currently everyone runs shadows off ... I think the game looks much better with shadows on also!


    What’s your thoughts?
     
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  2. Sero

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    Yes but no.

    Game is just too unoptimized for it.
     
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  3. Grimtide

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    would be cool but performance would suck really bad

    same with vegetation size
     
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  4. Billy Lee

    Billy Lee Varangian Warthane
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    I'd love shadows being on at all times but I'm getting a decent bit of lag now that the population is so much higher. I used to have zero lag, not even load lag, feels like the server needs an upgrade, I've heard others have this issue as well.
     
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  5. Wizzy

    Wizzy Undead Dwarf
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    Okay, maybe I should of added “if optimized “ or whatever would take that lag out ... would the answer then be “yes” ?
     
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  6. Billy Lee

    Billy Lee Varangian Warthane
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    Absolutely! I love the idea of real stealth...although, night time is a different story, totally cancerous and lasts way too long imo.
     
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    Personally i think shadows look dumb.
     
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  8. Wizzy

    Wizzy Undead Dwarf
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    Yeah I’m not a fan of the night time either lol.
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    No way, they cooooool
     
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  9. Scrubby Bear

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    I would only support ANY forced graphical settings if the engine got a complete overhaul and optimization. As it is we already still get shit performance at even small sieges with full potato settings. I actually wish I could turn settings down even lower to try and keep 144fps under all circumstances in game. Even then we still have micro stutter and hitching issues with siege stone damage and I am sure other things like 'load lag'.

    Unfortunately performance only seems to go one direction with this game and that is down :(
    Maybe eventually we will get some optimizations at some point but I seriously doubt BPG has the expertise or the cash to throw at the issue.
     
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  10. The Red King

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    I play 1440 P max everything including maxed vegetation and shadows - I just turn off scenery shadows. Games fine, you guys just have shit comps. Only time I have under 200 - 300 is Sieges.

    Just buy a 10,000 comp like me and your set!
     
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    Not_Primetime Winterbound
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    GO away.
     
  12. Blaze

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    nah i'll pass never cared for shadows on any games
     
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    I remove shadows in apex too. I think shadows should never be forces unless they dont affect performance at all.
     
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  14. Wizzy

    Wizzy Undead Dwarf
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    Very well thought out reply and I see your point however unjust it may be .
     
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    I'm not so sure it's a computer issue, it seems like a server issue to me. My frames are always extremely high, as are Jimmy's, and we both get lag at all the same times despite having different computers. Everything was perfect before the large spike in population and now we lag even when there are no other players in the same tile.
     
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    Not me, my shits smooth as silk - I do get load lag cause I notice the micro studder
     
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    See, that's odd to me, my computer is much less expensive than yours but piror to the boom I had literally no load lag at all, nor did I have any other kind of lag. Now when I ride past certain villages or areas I get bits of lag, and I always get load lag, I even get the small bits of lag when certain spells are cast for the first time since I logged in. Jimmy always had load lag but also had no random lag, but just when I started getting the lag, he got it as well.
     
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    Same boat. I also have noticed way more parry fails and whirlwind fails since playing a bit more. It's no fun.
     
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    Interesting...my parry has been turning off randomly, really punishing stuff, I thought it might be my mouse. I don't get into much pvp these days, just an hour or so of farming most days, not sure what the whirlwind fail is, does it just not go off or is it missing when it should have hit?
     
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    Whirlwind fail? OR TONY HAWK PROSKATER 360 KICKFLIP 10 POINTS PERFECT SCORE MOVE?

     
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