Elder Scrolls Online attempts to fix lag as fans petition to immortalize Grandma Shirley in TES6

    
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Update 4.2.11 is live for The Elder Scrolls Online, bringing with it some improvements for the game’s Mac client as well as a sprinkling of other minor fixes. Following the update, the Silver Dawn Motif is now correctly guaranteed to drop “after completing Veteran Moon Hunter Keep on Hard Mode,” and a UI issue that prevented certain abilities from properly updating in the skills menu following a level-up has been fixed. In addition, the ESO client has received some “small optimizations” that should improve players’ framerates when the game’s graphics-quality setting is set to ultra.

The patch notes, interestingly, have also caused a bit of controversy within the community thanks to a line reading, “If you having lag problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 megabytes and this patch is one,” which some players have interpreted as poking fun at those experiencing frequent lag and disconnects.

And in Elder Scrolls community news, gamers have banded together to spread a Change.org petition to immortalize YouTuber and Elder Scrolls fan Shirley Curry in the next Elder Scrolls game. Curry, perhaps better known within the gaming community as Grandma Shirley, is an 82-year-old gamer who rose to internet stardom through the popularity of her videos of Skyrim gameplay accompanied by her fresh, wholesome commentary. The petition is not without precedent, as Bethesda previously added the character Erik the Slayer to Skyrim in honor of another fan, Erik West. The petition is currently at 39,796 signatures of its 50,000-signature goal.

Source: Patch Notes, Change.org. Thanks, Chris and Littlebugbear!
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Tandor

As I don’t do PvP or trials, I’ve never had any significant lag on ESO since launch. It may well help that I don’t use any addons.

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Robert Mann

Lag spiking was a problem from day 1 when I tried it. Still not fixed? ROFL, of course not.

ESO does many things well, but network is not one.

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Baron von Munchausen

Oh no, poking fun as they try to fix the problem! Damn them all to hell!

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Mr.McSleaz

Fun’s not allowed anymore.

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Little Bugbear

Thanks for getting the news about Grandma Shirley out there ya’ll. = )

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K38FishTacos

Lag in Cyrodiil is one major reason for me not to sub. I don’t lag like that in any other game and in pvp, it’s annoying. I guess there are not enough people having the problem for it to adversely affect their cash shop sales or for ZOS to care.

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feleran

When there are too many people around actively casting abilities then some lag is guaranteed.
I can get trials lag-free though by playing on lower settings.

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Vexia

I don’t even play ESO, but I signed to support that wholesome content! The internet could use some more emphasis on goodness from time to time.

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Ironwu

Unfortunately, I have found that lag spikes and frame rate drops have been ever present in ESO. That being said, judicious tweaking of settings can all but eliminate them, in my experience. Does take some time to find what needs to be changed for any particular machine, though.

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Greaterdivinity

Grandma Shirley is my jam, put her in the game now with the most wholesome quest chain.

Also, damn internet. They tried to make a joke folks are still finding ways to take it as a slight against them.

And now I want to check how the game runs. I think it’d largely been running just fine on ultra on my rig already, but having a bit more overhead for the more hardware intensive moments is always welcome. Gotta avoid dropping them frames.

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Yoshi Senpai

This made me excited that I might be able to play in Cyrodiil, but chances are this won’t effect that lag and just PvE land’s lag.

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K38FishTacos

PvE lag I can live with, but Cyro is endgame for me, and with that lag it can be unplayable at times.