Launcher background textures flicker, Game texture issues.
I've encountered increasing difficulties first with the game client, and now the launcher has started displaying issues as well. I've been trying to see if anybody else reported issues.
Issue with game:
Game launches, get to Character select screen, Select any character and click Enter World. Game client stops responding for ~5-10 minutes. If it finally starts responding and loads into game, the game will stutter. Changing settings that cause a reload result in the same non-responsive game client for a period of time.
There are white texture boxes on menu tabs, and the talent panes.
I've cleared the cache/wtf folders.
I've noted that add-ons are still showing up, despite removing all but the default ones from the Interface folder.
The laucher issue that just started results in a Background texture flicker (swaps from image to black) when mouse is moved on screen. Launcher otherwise seems to work normally despite graphical glitch.
Thought my video card was the culprit, tested in other games to push the limits as well as stress tests, and all works as expected no stutters/tearing or any other issues to report.
Killed other apps on the system that were running.
Added Ascension to AV exception, added Firewall rule to Allow all Ascension traffic.
I'm fully re-installing a fresh copy to see if it helps. Thusfar the launcher displayed the same exact graphical issue on re-install.
Ryzen 5 3600
Game is installed on NVME drive.
Full re-install of the launcher and game client doesn't appear to have had any beneficial effect.
The launcher is still displaying the graphical issue with the background.
The game itself takes ~5-10 minutes from selecting a character to loading into the game. Monitoring details for running tasks I see the game client go to "Not Responding" but still consuming memory, typically going up to 1.5GB. I've noticed a few occasions where the memory went from 1.5GB to 200MB and then slowly climb back up. I considered potential memory issues, however, I've experienced no issues with other more demanding titles in an attempt to determine potential hardware issues.
Once loaded there is sometimes a delay between seeing the area and the interface finally loading and the game being playable. There are "stutters" when looking around regardless of what the graphics are set to (Low or Ultra, 1024x768 up to 2560x1440, result in the same experience).
Right now am at a loss what else to attempt.
Found that the fix presented in this post resolved the issue:
Re: Launcher Support: Ascension Launcher is not working.
added the "--disable-gpu" option, and the flickering/disappearing textures issue is gone.