So I finally got into the open beta after hours of horrendous patching & signup issues. At this point the game is practically unplayable for me. I'm getting 10-20FPS no matter what in-game settings I use. It runs far worse than Age of Conan or Crysis and of course doesn't look anywhere near as good. I've tried different video drivers and all sorts of other stuff.
In addition, the game has horrendous mouselag and the mouse skips around the screen (no hardware mouse?). Clicking on enemies or NPCs takes too long. Battle is clunky and slow, it feels worse than EQ1.
I think this is the most depressing MMO experience I've ever had and one of the worst PC gaming experiences. :(
Noone talks in the game, there are dozens of people playing but many seem to be Japanese...
Oh yea, I wanted to say that even the benchmark ran / runs many times (literally) faster than the open beta.
Gonna edit in the bits I posted on ffxivcore.com :
Low settings (not min or the lowest, but this is the last low screenshot I got before the servers went down again) :
High settings (not max, but similarly one of the highest shots with FPS in the corner) :
My benchmark results :
>3000, which means according to Square Enix :
I should be able to run it fine on default settings...