hello everyone, i assume many people has problem with performance during the gaming. i had this issue also. because i found the cure i would like to share it with you all. i've tried many different solutions, i've browsed many lineage ii fansites trying to find out what is the best. so here it goes. before you start, it's wise to do a rescue point of your windows, so if you set something wrong, it will be able to set back. also, you will need some basic i.t. knowledge. first, i will start from whats the most important for lineage ii. and this is: 1. hard disc drive this is the most important for this game - yes hdd. the hdd speed will decide whether you enjoy the game. most laptops has hdds 5400 rpm and this is not enough. though you will be able to play, it becomes totally unplayable during sieges. nowadays the best discs are ssd (solid state drive) and those gives the best performance. advantages: - quick locations load up - higher fps in crowded cities or big server activities - no blackscreens (you see the location in same moment while you appear for anyone) for curious people - hdd vs ssd warning! please choose carefully if you wish to buy ssd. from my knowledge the best (and the fastest) ssds are samsung 830 or samsung 840. do not buy others or you will risk wasting your money. your computer must have sata 3. sata 2 is also good but will not give you 100% ssd speed. some other clues: - for best performance windows must be also on ssd - 128 gb ssd is the minimum! the price for 128 gb ssd 840 evo is around ~80 euro 2. processor this is second important thing. the best is of course i7 processor. i had i5 before but it didnt work as good as i7. it wasn't any better even after i've overclocked i5 from 2.5 ghz to 4.7 ghz. there was improvement but not as big as i wanted. i suspect its because i5 processor doesn't have hyperthreading feature or maybe i5 is usually 2 physical cores while i7 is 4 core. also it is best to have feature called turbo boost. it increases processor speed when only half of cores are engaged in work. 3. windows tweaks this is the cheapest way to increase performance. so here we go: - windows compositions (right click on "my computer" -> properties -> advanced system settings -> tab visual effects -> tick last one. this drastically improved my fps during game. if you dont want your windows to be seen as if it is windows 98 please tick this options: - use visual style for windows and buttons - smooth fonts edges - virtual memory be careful: this one is dangerous for your pc and it might not start again if you fail. it is recommended to do only by experienced people or making restore point. if you have enough ram memory it is good idea to restrict virtual memory. virtual memory slows down computer a lot. (right click on "my computer" -> properties -> advanced system settings -> advanced -> virtual memory -> change warning: pc in most cases does not allow to set it to 0. i've used safe numbers and left virtual memory at level of 1024 mb. remember: you need to have enough memory!! 6 gb will be enough. otherwise you may encounter many blue screens of death with error "too low ram memory" or automatic reboots. 3. graphic card tweak because i use almost all the time nvidia's gpus i will show also tweaks only for those cards. i am sorry i don't have any radeon! go to your nvidia control panel (usually in a tray). im sorry for polish language but i dont have english one. at the first window please tick: "use advanced settings 3d screen" it will force programs to use your settings. in this windows you can set your gpu. it's very simple and cannot do any harm to your gpu. s i will simply give you clues how to set it: - if you have laptop you have to set proper gpu - it is called "nvidia processor with big performance". otherwise laptop can use integrated gpu - texture filtration - quality - set to "best performance" - triple buffering - turn on/activate - maximum rendered frames - set it to "4" - energy management - set it to "prefer best performance" (laptops only) the options above are the most important and gives biggest impact. if any option is gray it is unavailable for your graphic card. 4. usefull programs: razer game booster - it has ability to turn off most of the unnessesary programs during game. it can increase fps during game. link here. ccleaner - always keep your registry in good shape. if it messy, it's slower. weekly cleaning is enough for your windows to be at its peak. link here this topic will be continuosly updated if something more will come into my mind. feel free to spam me about help on forum. good luck!