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Chain Arts: Void Strike massive lag

Icewave21Icewave21
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edited March 6 in Bug Reporting
More details:
Bug is not isolated to my computer. Every single Cadena that I've talked to reports that the skill causes their game to lag. Anyone other than the Cadena does not seem to be affected. Attacking while the skill is active has no effect on whether or not the skill causes lag. Problem seems to be caused by the skill effects that affect the background (either grayscale or the new background image). Was not reported sooner because I was not active the past couple months.
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Steps to reproduce:
  1. Cast Chain Arts: Void Strike
  2. Do nothing and immediately get extremely low fps and extremely high latency
  3. Game becomes unplayable

Character name: IntoSomnium

Character level: 215

Character job: Cadena

World name: Broa

Date and time of the incident: v.190 – Nova: Liberation of Cadena (Cadena release date)

Comments

  • MiraMira
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    edited March 12
    Can confirm this - just did Dojo on my Cadena last night, massive lag. Trying to kill mobs in Arcane River, massive lag. I do believe it's the change to the background that causes the lag. The same thing happens when I'm in the first and last map of the Gollux maze, or any of the quests that turn the background into the hazy black/white filter.
  • Icewave21Icewave21
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    edited April 10
    Bump

    Skill still causes very noticeable lag, it's often better to not use the skill
    All areas lag on cast and on the first hit of Chain Arts: Void Strike
    The extreme lag areas also makes my mouse (only ingame) lag and unpredictable

    Areas that have extreme (literally) unplayable lag (including the towns): Root Abyss, Vanishing Journey, Chu Chu Island, and Lachelein.

    Areas that caused some noticeable lag: Everywhere else.
  • foussiremixfoussiremix
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    edited April 14
    Can confirm this too.
    I have pretty strong graphics card but the moment i use the skill the same symptoms happen as you mentioned.
  • Zaros_RunaZaros_Runa
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    This first happened to me with the hyper skill from my night walker and also on my cadena (this also happens on the first map of the labyrinth before gollux) it has something to do with very poorly optimized backgrounds. I sent a ticket some time ago and nothing was fixed. To this day both my cadena and my night walker remain abandoned.
    PD: Zero's 5th job skill also changes the background but that one gives me NO lag (thankfully).
  • Nero_rulesNero_rules
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    edited May 19
    Can also confirm
    void strike causes massive lag
  • MegaScienceMegaScience
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    edited May 21
    Hello. Would you be able to provide a video displaying the issue? Possibly including a Task Manager view of the CPU/RAM usage up to, during, and after usage of the skill in sync with the issue?
    bumbertyr
  • Icewave21Icewave21
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    edited May 22
    Thanks for responding.

    Two videos on YouTube because I don't know where you want me to post videos.

    Void Strike lag 1 [No Sound]

    Void Strike lag 2

    Recording of the problem is much more severe than actual gameplay.
    Issue seems to extended to the whole system. My mouse (outside of game) and OBS lagged for the duration of Void Strike.

    CPU drops during both recordings and again when not recording.
    bumbertyr
  • MegaScienceMegaScience
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    edited May 22
    If you could forward a DxDiag report via Private Message, should be very helpful in investigating this matter.
  • Icewave21Icewave21
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    edited July 17
    Still a problem. I've heard nothing but silence about this problem. Not a worthless bump but a bump nonetheless.

    Got a Night Walker to 5th job. Did some more tests with it and got the same results as my Cadena.

    First of all I want to say that I did all of these tests after a full shutdown of my computer. All the tests were done at the same time (i.e. within 30 minutes of each other) and on the same channel.

    Recordings:
    The two emboldened points above further support my idea that the background image is causing the lag. I just ask that you at least please look into it.

    Also updating my list on where the intense lag happens:

    All Arcane Power areas. Once again all other areas lag initially when casting both skills and again on the first hit of Chain Arts: Void Strike. I did test Star Force areas and they're no different than non-Arcane Power areas (lag is manageable). I can't test it everywhere because it has a pretty long cooldown.

    Oddly enough, Arcana - Grove of the Spirit Tree, Specifically the version after the storyline, does not have intense lag like all other Arcane River areas.
  • LotusBlack97LotusBlack97
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    edited July 18
    Every Cadena i know have this problem too, i too have this problem...