@samsaralotus said in This Stuttering & Lag Needs To Be Addressed:
@Eguzky-0 its the lag. why there a lag is what we dont know.
Latency does not cause graphical issues like what the TC is describing - it never has, and it never will, that's not how latency works. Latency will cause your character to run in place, enemies to look like they're frozen in place before immediatly moving, damage numbers to pop up suddenly and in large bursts, etc.
What Latency will not do, however, is drop your frames, cause your graphical fidelity to be lowered, or cause graphical stuttering. That is entirely on the hardware side of things, and is entirely dependent on how your graphics card is communicating with the game it's self, and has nothing to do with how your internet is connecting to the game's servers.
So, the GTX 1070 is a very old, dated card at this point. While it can still run games decently well on lower settings, it's going to struggle significantly if you're running games at higher settings, and especially if they're above 1080p. If you're experiencing a bunch of frame drops, graphical stuttering, and texture pop in / rendering issues, than I hate to say it, but it is most definitely an issue with your card just not being beefy enough to run the game on the settings you're trying to demand out of it.
By comparison, I'm running a GTX 1660ti, and I can run the game at High with no drops in frames, even during high combat scenarios, or in the middle of town with a boat load of characters running around. I"m still having a lot of latency-based lag like everyone else, but my frame rate isn't dropping.
Honestly, the best option right now is to just try to get a better graphics card (easier said than done at the moment, I know), or as a bandaid fix, make sure you're running the game at 1080p if you're not already, and turning down VRAM hogs like Shadows, Reflections, and Draw Distance. If you're still getting poor performance, though, than it's probably just going to be better to upgrade your video card at this point.