I have to congratulate Cryptic... for making STO what seems to be a totally new step in computer benchmark. A new Crysis, if you will.
I recently got a new rig, which from the sound of it would seem like a total overkill for STO. i7-8086k, RX Vega 64, an m.2 SSD. And it does everything super well - Elite: Dangerous, crypto mining, CAD, you name it. But STO... oh no, from the lag I experienced in HSE this evening, it certainly feels like STO needs something even better. So I applaud you, folks at Cryptic, for taking up this daunting task and carefully trying to provide only the best experience, for only the true elite players.
Seriously though, with my old PC, I could somehow grudgingly agree that, alright, maybe I shouldn't expect the game to run smoothly with almost maxed out settings (even tho it was, also, meeting all the recommended specs). But this is outright silly - don't even try to tell me that my rig is not capable enough. Moreover, my friends who I ran those HSEs with also had the same annoying lag, and all 3 companies (Intel, AMD, Nvidia) were represented, so I'd rule out any possible manufacturer-game conflict. And no, I don't want to believe it's my ISP either, considering STO is the only place I've so far had problems.
Yay for optimization (or lack thereof)?
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