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I get terrible lag when fighting Maghda during the City of Blood quest, but nowhere else in the game.
I have seen this en every one of my games since 1.0.5, and it is only doing the Maghda fight. It is like the game freezes for a second at a time, every tree seconds. seems to get wourse the longer the fight gets. Other players in multiplayer does not seem to have any problems
Seen on Normal, Nightmare and Hell (have not tryed Inferno)
And with all character types
Both multiplayer and solo
This is apparently a bug that Blizzard are aware of but haven't formally acknowledged yet. Apparently someone got this reply:
Support Forum Agent
The issue with the framerate drops here have already been reported as a bug. I believe they've identified the cause but I don't have an ETA as to when it can be addressed via either a hotfix or client patch.
Game also lagging for me, ONLY when fighting her in the lair each time as well. Its a very bad stutter where it almost seems like the game is gonna crash.
It was fine before patch 1.0.5 without a single hiccup, and now very bad.
I am on a quadcore @ 3.6ghz, with a 480 GTX and 8GB memory, so obviously its not hardware related.
Game Lags only on The Fight with Maghda on Act II Every other part of the game plays 100% normal on any mode just the fight with Maghda in the lair of the witch Lags and that is even when the latency bar is at green still at about 38-40 msec still! This happens only when i reach her in the lair of the witch
Same bug here, though for me it happens as soon as I enter 'Lair of the Witch' location - haven't tried returning there after teleporting back to town, as killing Maghda is a pain in the backside with stop motion graphics (managed it just now, before finding this post, but just barely).
My rig is not cutting edge, but it's handling D3 on high graphics without any issues - Lair of the Witch post 1.0.5 I'm getting something that fells like 3-4 FPS (not trying to exagerate here); dialing graphics back to absolute minimum does not help, so it doesn't feel like a GPU issue (which was my first guess).
Killed Maghda probably around 40-50 times before 1.0.5 (not a huge fan of Act 2 I guess) - no issues back then.
EDIT: seems like a case forum search 101 :) it is a known issue with 1.0.5:
though to be completely honest it sounds like something that could be hotfixed in a few minutes :|
Edited by DecPL#1774 on 10/28/2012 5:34 AM PDT
Since the problem is with a specific sound file, it cannot be fixed with a hotfix, and must wait for the next client patch.
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