There's another issue that cause regular micro-freezes, and may be related to the sound system. I'm not talking here about the well known and probably not yet fixed issue "loading assets HDD stutters" (I've fixed that with a SSD), but regular stutters that happen in various ways :
For example, I play with a Wizard and I can see thoses micros freezes each time when :
- using Energy Armor and launching Mirror Images (5)
- using Energy Armor and launching Teleportation with Mirror Images (2)
(less stutters without Energy Armor)
- launching multiple Novas, even worst when my Mirror Images doing it too
My game is running well beside that, a solid 60f/s with VSync.
I've tried a lot of tweaks to locate the cause of that issue and it's clearly related to the sound system, when I disable it in the game option, eveything is perfectly smooth as it should be but not really fun...
And no, it's not a driver or sound card problem neither. I have an integrated Realtek HD audio sound card, I've tried with Microsoft generic drivers, Realtek last drivers, I've also tried with an external USB Steelseries sound card with my headphones, same stuttering problem.
This is an in-game issue, no doubt, I don't have this problem in any other game, so please investigate and fix this.
I would'nt be upsetting, but it's really time after nearly a year to finish the developpement of your game, full of technical problems since the Beta...
Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
Intel i5 3570K
8 GB DDR2 1600MHz RAM
GTX 560 TI 1GB
Windows 7 64Bits (last updates and drivers)