in my opinion this issue needs addressing right now. i set my graphics to bare minimum and i still have frame rate lag because of these vile abominations. o and for those who think its a bloom issue, YOUR WRONG!
its a complex multi layered transparent object that also generates its own light source. you add these in with missions where you have over 100 ships flying around. well lets just say cryptic didnt guite think that one through all the way
Given that PVE missions are part of what makes the experience, about 40% of the game is now NOT playable because of what these images do to frame rate. It got so unplayable that I just gave up in the middle of a team effort. Sorry to the team but they don't look like artwork, they look like a piss poor job at creating visual object. From an Astronomy standpoint they don't represent anything in real space. They look like my nephew was editing the map with vanilla ice cream.
A response from development on the status of this as a fix is greatly appreciated, Please.
Yes these things are a blooming nuisance! They prevent you seeing what you are doing and cause even high end PCs to lag, get rid of them, also the glowing planets which obscure all graphics in front of them.
I had this in the Romulan Empire Defense thingy and it pretty much made the map as close to unplayable as you could conceivably get. I have no idea how it crunches such shameful amounts of GPU power (does it use particle effects? If so, why?) and it's obtuse and ugly to boot. No idea what they were thinking.