Tagged: optimization

So after a long wait here we are with SOE’s first of many Optimization updates. We also have no more double loading screens! YAY!. I decided to play for a few hours to see how much these optimizations had actually improved my gameplay. I left all of my settings where they were from my previous gameplays and I made sure that there were no other applications running in the background. Of course it took them a few extra hours to get the update running on the server and upon logging in I found out that the login servers were down but this was fixed after about twenty minutes. In the warpgate I was getting an fps of 60 so it was already looking good but I didn’t want to get my hopes up just yet.

I had stopped playing Planetside 2 around August as I had grown tired of the imbalance of weapons and populations on Mattherson. I was hoping that taking a break from the game would help me realize how great of a game that Planetside 2 actually was. I knew that there was some major developments being worked on including Hossin, although I had my doubts that it would be produced anytime soon because it was already delayed two times when I was playing.

Yesterday Planetside 2 released their newest OMFG episode 7. They mention in passing that CPU’s getting around 20%-50% performance increase. (Found at about 2:50 in  the video) This is great news if it holds to be true, so far though the only testing they have done is on their public test server. The only reason I am not holding by breath is because that server will never experience the massive amount of players that a typical server would and I rather not be disappointed. That’s really all you need to know about this video because as far as I can tell the rest is just their fun with the test server optimizations and filler which doesn’t pertain to the optimization of the game.

The most recent “PS2 – Operation: Make Faster Game” video was released earlier this month. PhysX is the main talking point in this video as improvements could better all CPU’s and GPU’s. They acknowledge the difference of Quad-core and Dual-core systems and how it is an issue, although they don’t really talk about how they fixing it. All-in-all this video doesn’t convince me that SOE is really dealing with the issues at hand. I feel like they are simply telling us how they are fixing it so that we will continue to give them money for a little while longer. Maybe I am wrong, but you be the Judge.