Game mode: Single-player
Type of issue: Performance
Server type: PvE
Region: North America
After patch 2.7, whenever it’s raining, my framerate drops from around 60 fps to around 40.
I imagine that there must be a lot of complex calculations going on for the game to avoid rendering rain indoors, but honestly, if this is the price to pay for such a feature, I’d rather not have it. There are some other games where this feature can be turned on or off as part of the graphics settings, so if there is no way to optimize it, it should at least be optional.
- Build moderately sized structure (12 x 12 tiles, 6 tiles high) in an area where it rains.
- Wait for rain to start.
- Observe severe drop in performance near your building.
Notes: This only happens while it’s raining. Performance goes back to normal when it’s not raining.