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I can in no way guarantee that by doing this ALL of the lag will be gone. BUT I can guarantee that the lag will be lessened. When you're out there in a Raid vs. Raid fight that's all that matters. In a nutshell I'm going to show you how to get rid of all the &&&& you're wearing and all those unnecessary particles and such.
Raid Leaders, link your members to this or run them through it in-game or over TS/RC or whatever.
There are others ways too like running LOTRO on a flash, but I'm just going to touch the basics. These ones you can do in about a minute at the last second without fear of slowing your Raid down. Your Raids performance is better when its players aren't lagging terribly.
1). Minimizing Gear Lag
Every piece of gear showing is an extra model for the computer to load. In populated areas, this can be a strain depending on your machines performance. Just because you have a really good machine doesn't mean everyone in your raid does. Help THEM out by doing the following. So EVERYONE in the raid needs to do this even if THEY are not getting any lag themselves.
Press C, select "Cosmetics Outfit" tab
Yes this does work while you are ANYWHERE in the Ettenmoors. Now do you see the eye icons over some of the pieces? Click the eye to make the eye close. You need all 5 of those eyes to be closed.
2). Particle Effects & Extra Effect Icons
Okay now this one only effects your side. Doing this won't lessen the lag for OTHERS like the gear thing does.
STEP 1 - Press CTRL+O to open your options panel. Select "UI Settings" tab.
Now scroll on down to the section titled, "Special Effects Options". You need to uncheck ALL of these.
STEP 2 - Press CTRL+O to open your options panel. Select "Social" tab.
Now scroll on down to the selection titled, "Group Effect Options". These ones need to be checked.
3). Overall Graphics & Game Engine
If you're still experiencing LAG you will want to turn down your graphics a bit. Press CTRL+O to open your options panel, and select the tab, "Graphics" and turn your overall graphics down. Then go into the "Advanced Graphics" tab and make sure everything is low, because Turbine doesn't turn EVERYTHING down when you turn it down under the Graphics tab.
Makes sure "Player Crowd Quality" at the bottom is turned down to 0.
You can make adjustments to the others based on your computers performance.
This is unnecessary if step 1 solved your lag issues.
Press CTRL+O, click on the "Troubleshoot" tab.
Turn the desired options down.
4). Load less models
OKAY for people who are EXTREME lagged, I want you to ZOOM in all the way so you can't see your character. I want you to aim your camera at the floor. The computer will load way less models this way. You'll have to navigate by watching your mini-map to see where your Raid members are.
Melee - Melee, press CTRL+O to open your options panel. Go to "Combat Options" tab. Scroll down and find "Enable Movement Assistance in Combat". Now all you have to do is select a target from your raid assist target and mash your melee skills and your character will move to the target and start hitting it.
Ranged - Nothing special for you guys. Just select your raid assist target and let some skills loose.
Other lag-reducing tips
Originally Posted by AinaesOriginally Posted by Jureon
I hope this helps some folks out!
I'm sure many hate it when you dive into a Raid fight and get lagged out.