not sure when it started, but recently, I have started to experience some rather off-putting graphics problems and I'm not sure if they are widespread or just afflicting me.
firstly, there has been a noted drop in frame rates. my 7970 has never had problems with frame rates, usually running at a solid 60fps, even with everything maxed.
now, it tends to run at half that, with drops as low as 12/14fps when rotating the camera.
second, there is a distinct delay in loading textures, both during the character selection menu, as well as ingame itself.
here are a couple of examples.
also, when opening inventory, or any other windows, the icons don't load very quickly, but instead tend to pop in after a few seconds.
on top of all that, I seem to be experiencing lighting glitches and object flickering.
are these known bugs, or something that is likely to be a user end problem?
if it's the latter, what could be the cause, and how would I go about fixing it? as it is right now, the game is fairly unpleasant to play, given the performance I have been used to.