#1 I hope this is the right place, if not, please let me know where exactly to post and I will go there. #2 I'm looking for settings tips for better game performance. I already tried Discord but they seem to be more interested in how much money I paid for my GFX and brag about how much they paid for theirs. Title: Game lags and temporarily stops responding. happens every time I launch, but it is a new installation. I am a new player. Details: Win 10 64 bit AMD A10 4-core. 8gb ram. Radeon HD gfx broadband internet Issues: I get a lot of lag, and freezeups. So I launched Taskmanager to monitor it. I see the game using as much as 60% cpu at times and as much as 5gb ram at times. I changed some graphics settings and while this did help, it still isn't perfect. One thing that leads me to believe there are more settings I could look into os that when ever I go to the world map (where I can go from town to town) or when I enter a town, I get loading issues. It ALWAYS hangs at 50% and then randomly above that. sometimes takes as much as 2 minutes or more to load. Game can take 5 minutes to load. I have rebooted. I have tried it in win8 compatability mode. *I am not using Steam. I downloaded and installed from the website. Thanks for any help or advice.