AoE Graphic problem

80 Undead Warrior
2090
when i have the following line in my Config.wtf file, the problem doesn't happen.
SET gxApi "opengl"

without the above, whenever some player cast a ground AoE spell
the graphic of the AoE spells appear to be on a top layer over player characters.
all player characters are being "covered" by the spells.

For example DK's D&D..
when i have the camera angle set to low and zoom in, there's no problem
however when i zoom out a bit, and set camera angle higher...
the AoE spell effect looks like it floating above players head.

please advice whether it's a known issue and Blizzard is trying to fix them,
or is it my setting problem?

my computer
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac10,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: IM101.00CC.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.53f13
Serial Number (system):
Hardware UUID: 1871203C-08FC-5BAD-8FC2-A933DA92884F

ATI Radeon HD 4670:

Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4670
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x9488
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-B8030F-260
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.383
Displays:
iMac:
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Connection Type: DisplayPort
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected

Edited by Lucytr on 11/17/2010 3:56 PM PST
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Try turning down your Particle Density on the Video settings. That's going to have an impact on these effects, and it should help with the issue.
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100 Human Warrior
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i've noticed this bug as well, a mage spamming arcane epslotion near an NPC made that npc untargetable through arcane explosion spell animation. i haven't found any actual work around for it. turning settingds down may help, by making affect smaller, but it won't fix the inherent problem.
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Agreed, but it'll help in the meanwhile, yes?
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I will have this issue looked into, thanks for the reports and screen shots. I know we are still tweaking some of the graphics settings so this may be a part of whats being tweaked. I will try to update when I find out more.
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