Hey Guys, I've been a big fan of this game, since I found it about a year ago.
I recently got the game for my friends when it went on sale, so we could play together. We mostly do comp stomps when we do RTS's, until we figure things out.
We tried to play last night in a 3v3 vs 3 easy AI's on Seton's Clutch and were having massive stuttering problems. This wasn't like the occasional hiccup that happens in most RTS games, especially towards end game, it was noticeable the moment the game started, and only got worse. This is something I've never experienced, since I've only ever played single player. We tested a few variations, but it seemed like the amount of stuttering was directly related to how many AI we had in the game. Also, it was affecting one of our players more than the others.
4 Players, 2 AI -> Stuttering but not quite as bad as below
3 players, 3 AI -> Massive stuttering
3 players, 2 AI -> Stuttering but not quite as bad as above
2 players, 0 AI -> Smooth
1 player (me), 7 AI -> Smooth
I guess my question is pretty simple, is this expected? Is this a known problem or am I setting things up wrong somehow? We don't have any UI mod's except the one that gives you better icons on the mini-map, so maybe that is causing the issue? I've searched around a little bit, and I haven't found anyone saying they are experiencing this, but I didn't know if that was because nobody even tried AI matches or not.
Any help would be appreciated, I really want to get my friends into this game, but if we can't do AI matches, they probably won't give it a fair chance.