Okay, I've had it. I don't understand what Cryptic did to the shaders in this game but it's bogged my fps since S7, I get bursts of mini-lag, sometimes blackouts.
I've tried everything. I updated drivers, rolled back drivers, re-installed game, stood on my head and said a nursery rhyme, etc. to absolutely no avail.
Previous to S7 and then Q's Winter Wonderland, I had exactly zero issues with this game on the highest settings.
Playing with lower detail levels hasn't really helped the bursts of stalls I get, especially when the camera spins fast, etc. It actually disorients me sometimes.
Just putting this out there and hope it gets fixed. Really love the game.
I'd also like to add that this issue seems related to draw-in when moving in new zones and when rendering players. But it also happens at random and chokes for no reason, so I'm not sure what it is exactly.