Peep this for something odd-
1024 x 768 Balanced settings 27FPS:
That's up from 18FPS. How? I selected XP SP2 compatibility under properties. That's a gain of near 10FPS. I am going to keep investigating this.
Xion the crafting hall numbers are important to think about for mass PvP too. It shows a concentration of players can drop FPS very low. So large group PvP will suffer a lot.
I am glad they are tuning it and working hard to bring things up to speed.
1680x Balanced settings Khal crafting room 25FPS-
1680x Balanced settings Hathor Zhi main room 54FPS-
1680x Balanced settings outdoors near Hathor Zhi 100FPS-
So it is indeed better in XP SP2 Compatibility mode.