|Elorebaen Goblin Squad Member|
Leithlen wrote:... I'm very puzzled as to why these basic graphics are so resource intensive.
Ultimately, I think the answer is simply that the Gobinworks team hasn't had enough time to polish and optimize them. Right now, Mike Hines has an air mattress in his office so he can spend every waking moment working on fleshing out the map before Early Enrollment. They just don't have the manpower to polish and optimize the animations in parallel with that effort.
I have no doubt that a great many players will look at the state of PFO when Early Enrollment begins and decide it's not for them. I know a number of my friends have already made that decision. As much as some folks might want it to be, though, Early Enrollment is not Release. It's an unfinished game, and that's inevitably going to show.
The folks who come in at Early Enrollment should be prepared for that.
Right on the money.