Most of us enjoy the way certain aspects of EVE are pretty, I’m sure. The nice space backgrounds, some of the ships, a few of the skins, some station interiors.
However the CCP dev team appears to be way too focused on changing the way EVE looks lately. As opposed to the way EVE works.
It’s getting to the point where brighter colors, flashy buttons, shiny bars, colored backgrounds, blinking station interiors… it’s just reaching visual saturation and beyond.
I can hardly undock from Amarr without getting blinded by the glaring yellow nebulae background. My docking and undocking is taking longer and longer. Log in, undock, warp to gate and jump is showing more lags and pauses than ever.
There are parts of “empty space” where the sky is busier and brighter than a desert sunset or an afternoon thundershower.
While I don’t want to “remove” any of this graphics bloat for other players who enjoy it, I’m certainly starting to look into which graphics options I can turn off/down to cut some of this visual clutter. (My PC can easily handle the current graphics settings btw - it’s somewhere in the client/server connection or synchronization that’s causing the pauses/lag.)
Way back in school days, my graphics prof pointed out “A great game can get by with merely decent graphics. But no amount of graphics will made a bad game good”.
To my mind, all CCP is doing here is making it more likely that people will turn off the excessive graphics, but still suffer the lag and delays.
Anybody got any good settings tips for reducing the glare and clutter, and improving performance?