Hello fellow players, I'd like to survey as many people as possible for their computer specs, LOTRO performance, and the settings they use. I want to make a performance reference guide, so that it will be easy for people to judge how their LOTRO will perform at x settings with y components. People ask all the time about what performance they might get, so I'd like to try and clear up some forum clutter with this guide.
I made one a while back for the lorebook, but it needs an update and needs to be streamlined and improved (not to mention that the Lorebook will be gone soon, so to the guides sub-forum it goes). It also needs community input (hence this forum post). I will acknowledge all contributors on the guide.
The plan is to make an easy to read table, which is sorted by the best performers to the lowest performers. Basically, if you get 30fps or more at ultra high settings at 1920x1080, then you are considered one of the best performers. If you get (hopefully) 30fps at low settings at 1280x768, then you will be at the bottom of the list. Players should be able to easily reference how their rigs will compare.
If you have any suggestions (other than your performance information) then please add, but if you have suggestions, I would much rather you include your performance information as well.
If you would oblige, I need the following information:
1) Hardware: CPU, RAM, GPU, OS as 32/64-bit, Laptop/desktop
2) Settings Used on (specifically): Directx, resolution, AA, object draw, texture detail, texture filtering, shadows, bloom
3) Frames per Second: Average, Max, Lowest (use high population or high graphic areas such as Rohan and major towns. Try your best at giving numbers. If you cannot get to Rohan, just tell me which areas you got the numbers)
1) Plugins used
I plan to make some generalizations, easy tweaks for better performance, and more info on how each hardware component affects performance.
I hope this is received well. I will include my own performance info, of course.
You can PM your info or post to this thread, though I prefer a PM for organizational purposes.