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#1 Nov 19 2009 at 5:23 AM Rating: Good
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I am very illiterate when it comes to video settings and the such---my computer is one that can handle max settings without a problem so I have them set as such.

However, I do find that when I'm herbing the nodes often take a bit to appear on my screen. When I am flying through an area to herb it seems there are no herbs to find, then I decide to just stand still for a few seconds and a node will appear. I have a feeling I am missing quite a few nodes because of this and am wondering if there is a particular refresh rate that may improve this (or other setting). I'm also wondering if the max settings in fact are a negative thing in this situation.

Any advice would be appreciated:-)

Thanks!
#2 Nov 19 2009 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
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This is an issue of the server and client disagreeing about where you are, I think. It happens to me all the time.

It likely has nothing to do with your PC or internet connection. Server lag is what causes it, I'm pretty sure.

I sometimes find that flying closer to the ground makes the nodes appear easier. I figure it's because the positioning system has an easier time with it, for whatever reason.
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#3 Nov 19 2009 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
This happens to me too. Makes you wonder how many nodes you fly over without even noticing. lol
#4 Nov 19 2009 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
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What class are you?

Back in BC before I dropped herb on my druid I almost never had this problem. So flying at 280% speed didnt affect it.

I now notice this happening a lot more now that my dk is my farmer, considering he has on a pale horse his speed is 300% now.

Might be because of this I don't know. Just merely a thought.
#5 Nov 20 2009 at 2:21 AM Rating: Default
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This is an issue of the server and client disagreeing about where you are,


I have a feeling that may well be the answer which i help to combat by using Carbonite with an extra window showing all possible spawn points and the original window set for showing real spawns and just stopping for a second near a possible node spawn and quite often one will show up , that is if i have not already visually spotted the spawn .

Although my frame rates are always above 70 and the server to client always below about 30ms i still see what looks like missing frames , for sure it is not smooth movement in places like dalaran when it is busy which makes me think it is a server to client issue and more likely the server struggling to keep up though ? .

#6 Nov 20 2009 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks for your responses---I am a night elf druid btw (best herbers out there--lol). I will stop messing with my settings now then and come to terms with the fact that I might miss a plant:-)

Thanks!
#7 Nov 20 2009 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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Arex makes a good point - I think it might have to do with speed.

I don't often have this problem, but I've only really noticed it in outland. My guess is that the increase in speed of travel has some how messed it up a bit. I can only imagine that moving faster makes the issue more common...???
#8 Nov 20 2009 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, your position change is much greater when you move faster.

The system likely does a check ever X ms to see where you are.

If you are moving at 100% speed, then you may have moved 10 places (I don't care what actual system they use. "places" is just a term for a distance measure, each place being equal).

But, at 280% speed, you'll have moved 28 places.

So, you may have passed into a node window in that time. So, when the system runs THAT check, it'll appear very close to you and/or have a delay showing.

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And I would not be remotely surprised if the node-check was run 10% or less of the position check. This is why Blizz doesn't want faster mounts, it puts too much stress on the system.

Edited, Nov 20th 2009 11:52am by idiggory
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#9 Nov 30 2009 at 10:18 PM Rating: Default
I have watched nodes de-spawn in front of me. I was not moving.
Further I have watched them re-spawn 20-30 seconds later. This
would show up on the mini-map in the way the OP described.

Edited, Nov 30th 2009 11:21pm by JDLKY
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