@songwriter1987: There are day one Nvidia drivers that I think fixes most of these issues. Playing on an i3770k @ 4.5 ghz with a GTX680 4gb on everything Ultra except the super ambient occlusion setting and it is buttery smooth.
I decided to buy it, the reviews pretty much confirmed what I was expecting and i've been itching for a decent open wold GTA style game (Skipped Sleepy Dawgs). Graphics are pretty great and I've been having fun so far. The multiplayer has been a blast with the few games i've played of it.
Would love to join you guys but playing as Daggerfall Covenant. Does anyone know what the guild store functionality will be like? Last I heard was that you had to be in Cyrodiil to use it so no cross-faction guild store business, but that could be wrong or have changed.
I played the alpha over the weekend (Explorer pack). Managed to get an iron pick crafted and a claim settled. My claim is currently on Courage-Knoll (Tier 2) just northwest of the wizard spires on top of the closest mountain. I really like what i've seen so far regardless of the server issues and claim rollbacks.
I upgraded to Windows 8 for the performance increase, had been using it on my laptop for awhile. Its really not too bad. I didn't do any testing but it seemed like a solid 15 fps increase, this is on an i3770k at 4.5 ghz and GTX 680 FTW+ 4gb. There are plenty of programs to add the traditional start menu back, I don't ever see the metro screen - using Start8.