I can play WoW in max settings (granted not most intensive game around, but WoD area is pretty intensive as far as WoW goes)
I can play Elder Scrolls Online max settings
Can play Black Desert Online max settings (and that is way better graphics than GW2)
Witcher 3 max settings, with hairworks fully on, downsampling, and still get pretty good FPS and Witcher 3 is vastly more intensive than GW2 should be
No idea why, cause GW2 is a lot of fun. But it isn't playable. I got WAY better FPS at release too, but after some patch, I always get 25-30 FPS and if I lower everything to minimum it only goes to 35-40 FPS (lower in cities). The best FPS increase comes from turning down character limit, but that completely ruins the game for me. At release though, I got 50-60 FPS...no idea what changed
i5 660 CPU 3.3Ghz
GTX 970 4gb
32gig DDR3 ram
And yet, FPS is super low. Its only playable on lowest settings, but when I go into a city or populated area, FPS still drops a lot.
It isn't my PC, I can play WAY better looking and vastly more intensive games than GW2.
I did some reading, and on the forums there are TONS of people complaining about low FPS, and it happened after a patch early in the year. So it isn't just me.
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