Skip to Content
3-13-2009 @ 4:26PM
I don't think even the Ghostly Skull or the Kirin Tor Familiar (my favorite pet, at least until I finally get a Scorchling) can actually affect your performance more than random spamming of AoE effects (especially DK ground effects)My current computer has no problem with vanity pets, but usually drops to 4 or 5 fps when a fight in a heroic raid starts, especially the first one.So vanity pets should only produce optical distraction, not actual frame stuttering.
3-13-2009 @ 7:10PM
On lower systems, they can definitely add to the problem. It's just that much more that has to be rendered simultaneously.The ghostly skull I can certainly understand. It might just be with certain graphics cards, but the new "smoke" effects that Blizzard introduced with Wrath can be extremely taxing on older systems (killing those Revenants that create a big cloud around them when they die drops me down to like 1 fps until it dissipates, and places in Northrend that have a lot of bonfires slow things to a crawl).I'm not sure what the deal is.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.