I second this, for I have instrumented my system (except for the last part :P). There is a lot of data transfer then disk transfer then data transfer, rinse and repeat.
Originally Posted by FromgalTheMinstrel
Game rendering typically has a lot on load then small updates, so the issues are different in scope, I think.
Now why they do this client side versus database side; well I can think of a very good reason. Database concurrency and integrity. Best to keep the personal stat calcuations off the DB server, I'd say.
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