I've been playing Guild Wars 2 on and off since the Beta, and performance seems to always be an issues with GW2.
The low FPS and stuttering gives me headache and makes me feel really sick.
Back in the beta tests, the game ran horribly bad, I was having 10-15 FPS most of the time.
I bought a new computer, and when the game released I was pretty okay with its performance, with around 50 FPS.
I took a pause for a long time from GW2, and when I came back I had really bad performance once again.
I eventually bought a new high-end GPU, and GW2 got a decent boost, I was mostly hovering around 40-50 FPS.
I took another pause, and once again, when I came back, my FPS was down to around 20, at the same locations I was having 40-50 FPS before.
I bought a Ati HD 390x and was back up to 40-50 FPS.
I've been away from the game since and recently came back because of Path of Fire.
I've already bought a new computer, much more powerful than my last one (that ran GW2 fine)
And what do you know! Hehe
Game now runs horribly bad, around 15-20 FPS at some locations.
Why is this?
It's all the same maps I played back in the release version of the game that ran really great, but my computer is now 2-3 times better but I'm having really low FPS.
The Path of Fire maps are the worst when it comes to performance.
And I remember someone mentioning there being a team specifically working on the optimization and performance of the game, is that team still around?