Yes, like I mentioned, I am sure that this is the case for some people. And I have had my fair share of seeing rigs from friends that were going bonkers from things that one would not even think to check.
Then ofc there is, hardware aside, the issue of software compatibility. One usual culprit is Cortex. And even Discord can have performance and buggy effects on your game from update to update.
I am sure you are right about what you are saying I will not deny it one bit.
I was just pointing out, that on my end, it is not hardware related. Been building my own pc’s since 1999. (Well, 99’ doesnt count as much as I was 15 and just starting to learn, lol, but that is how far back it goes). I’ve made rigs that I passed on to others that lasted even 7yrs of very heavy lifting, and as a 3D animator and now indie-dev, I know how strains effect my rigs.
I had to make sure to point out that the issues the game is having are NOT hardware related and I stress this a lot in order to make sure the devs do not disregard said issue with the game (which clearly popped up in the last patches) as a “check on your end” kind of deal.
That is why I had to stress it. Ive seen it happen plenty times before (devs categorizing an issue as “its your end” when it isnt, just so they dont bother with it and it never gets fixed. Like the aforementioned BDO, they have been having the same bug plague a number of players for about a year now and all they could think of doing is release a revamped graphics overhaul to a game that already was graphically heavy that kept the same bugs ffs)
These stutter and freezes are definitely game related. And can become quite game breaking level kind of bugs if they persist.
Especially the load on movement which is not as much a bug as a design to the game itself, that can result in you just running off a cliff during that 10 second or whatever loading freeze to your death. If that is not game-breaking in a survival game, idk what is.
And instead of trying to implement some form of check that stops movement until the game is loaded it persists and has been getting worse. ps, this specific freeze I have noticed getting worse on 4 different rigs. The chances it is rig related and it started happening to all 4 at the same time is zero.
Some games like QC even made improvements to movement not being affected even by the fps. I am sure a solution can be found to make some of these performance issues at the very least less game-breaking. I just hope they find out what it is so they can revert back to older performance. It has been getting a little too much.
TL:DR I felt the urge to stress that these performance issues are not hardware side, they are clearly the game and reared their end the last patches (riddle of steel patch for me) so that they are not chalked up to “check your end” deals that have the devs not look into it.