I've been playing LOTRO since launch and for the last year or two I've had an issue with shadows all popping in at one time. I'll enter an area and after a few seconds suddenly in one big wave all the shadows will come in. I'm running it on a GTX 980ti and my system is more than capable so I'm confused why shadows have always been an issue. I update my drivers when needed and that has never fixed the problem. I only have this issue on LOTRO. I run it in DX9 to avoid any major performance issues too. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you