All I can say is that it wasn’t like it before one of the recent patches. My son’s computer started saying it didn’t support his GPU, and at the same time, mine started loading assets VERY slowly.
Blizzard have changed something, obviously. I’m not sure if it’s the process of loading the assets, the assets themselves, but something has changed… My hard drive and GPU are exactly the same as they were when BfA was released, and it used to play just fine.
I’ve done a massive clean up, defrag, etc, my hard drive is still good but for some reason WoW assets load very slowly lately. I was hoping to find out that it was a bug with the new patch. Even when I put the graphics down to 1, same issue. I used to play this on 10 (bit laggy, but assets still loaded immediately). It’s so frustrating, especially when you go into a dungeon and they’ve already started.
SSDs are not the answer. Blizzard need to consider this as a serious bug. I bet there’s lots of people that are just putting up with it, or worse, think it’s their system and go rushing out to spend fortunes on a new one just to run WoW. I’m absolutely convinced that something has changed in the loading process with the game. It’s affecting multiple players - we can’t all have failing GPUs and/or sudden hard drive failure at the same time!