Betrayal Loading Lag


In the Betrayal league content, there are 17 members of the Immortal Syndicate who can appear in areas that you play through. As with all other content in Path of Exile, it's important that the game assets for these enemies are loaded before you encounter them, otherwise your client will have to load them synchronously, which stalls it for a period of time.

Because multiple Betrayal encounters occur in an area, and the results of one encounter can affect which Syndicate members spawn in the subsequent encounters, it's not possible to know in advance which specific Syndicate members need to be loaded, so we have to preload all of them.

On most users' machines, this preloading is complete before any Syndicate members are encountered in the area, with no performance impact. However, on slower machines or ones with platter-based hard drives, preloading can take so long that the right enemy isn't loaded before it is encountered. This causes a big stall in the middle of combat, which is unacceptable.

In a patch in the next week or so, we will flag these monsters as being mandatory to load during the load screen of the area, which will prevent any such freezes (but will somewhat increase load times for these areas).

Later this year, we expect to deploy the asset loading optimisations that we are using on consoles which will make platter-based hard drives much faster and will improve loading speed in general.
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Great :)
Nice, not a huge problem for me personally, with 2 SSD but still noticeable sometimes.
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Good.
Finally some good news
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so you are telling me that i pretty much lose an entire league because you guys decide to wait until almost 2 months to give a crap?


I mean having hdd's in 2019....
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kutux wrote:
so you are telling me that i pretty much lose an entire league because you guys decide to wait until almost 2 months to give a crap?




It didn't take them to 2 months to give a crap, it took them to 2 months to work out what the problem is. You are underestimating the amount of work that goes into detecting shit like this...



Also HDD in 2019 OMEGALUL

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