Wednesday, June 17, 2009

$%&#! (I hate low FPS)

Yesterday was a nice and normal day in Azeroth. I sat in LFG for most of the day, trying to knock out more of Glory of the Hero. Joined a Gundrak group with a great tank, good healer, and piss-poor hunter and lock, and while I didn't get any of the achievements I wanted, it was the daily that I needed for Proof of Demise. Dalaran had its usual amount of lag, but otherwise all was well.

Until Ulduar.

With the nerfs to Flame Leviathan, we knocked out Nuked From Orbit relatively easily, and then for some reason, my FPS dropped like a rock. I haven't experienced 4-9 FPS since I raided on my crappy little Dell. At first I thought it was just the fact that I am now raiding on the Boy's connection, as opposed to the school's - but I didn't experience this trouble on Yogg the two nights prior. I hadn't changed anything - no new mods, nothing running in the background. I was at a lost of what to do. And that made me very frustrated.

So the rest of the night was tense as I battled my low framerate. We worked on some Hard Modes, but with my DPS in the gutter, not much happened. I was also very impatient with loot, which lead to my tension spreading as I sent some offspec gear off to be sharded when the people interested in them didn't roll. It is not wise to upset the Loot Mistress.

Hopefully tonight will be better.

1 comment:

Kheldul said...

Make sure The Boy doesn't have some iTunes or auto-patches downloading automatically.