WeakAuras 2

17 - FPS Decline

I experience dramatic FPS decline in combat situations (FPS 0.1 !) with many players involved (LFR, PVP). Deactivating weak auras and reload the interface solves the problem. Deactivating single configuration items (load "never") does NOT solve the problem. Even if I deactivate ALL config items I experience a FPS decline.  

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. I use many weak auras config items (about 100). Because I can observe a dramatic decline in FPS even if I deactivate (load "never") most of them, I assume that a large number of config items (doesn't matter if loaded or not) reduces the speed of weak auras. Maybe a problem with index?
2. "Scan all auras" in combination with autocloning doesn't work properly (errors with duplcation and slow). Despite there is a warning of "CPU intensive" I do not understand why? The standard interface as well as other addons like e.g. StatusBars2 do not have these performance issues. The "Scan all auras" problem is the main reason why I use many config items in weak auras because I have to define a config item for every single spell.
3. If I open the config window ("/wa") the FPS becomes ok again during combat situations with many players. Of cource in this situation weak auras does not work but this information could help to identify the problem reason.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
I expect that weak auras should not decline FPS if all config items are unloaded because there is nothing to do.

What version of the product are you using?
WeakAuras2 downloaded version on 2013-10-11. But the performance issue described here is known also with older versions since I use weak auras (for estimated 6 months)

Do you have an error log of what happened?
Where do I find any errorlog?

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InfusOnWow Jan 18, 2015 at 03:05 UTC Changed status from Replied to Duplicate
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  • Avatar of InfusOnWow InfusOnWow Jan 18, 2015 at 03:05 UTC - 0 likes

    http://www.wowace.com/addons/weakauras-2/tickets/233-fps-problem/ might be the same issue. Anyway, if you do have performance problems, please include a better description of how to reproduce them next time.

  • Avatar of InfusOnWow InfusOnWow Jan 09, 2015 at 20:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Performance problems are rarely the result of WeakAuras but instead of broken individual auras. E.g. auras which throw a error per frame. Sometimes enabling Interface/Help/Lua errors helps in pointing out the source of those errors.

    In any case, if reporting performance problems, trying to narrow it down to either individual auras or specific functionality is needed.

    I do have over 800 auras, and others do have similar amounts without any performance problems.

  • Avatar of rudinachtelf rudinachtelf Feb 25, 2014 at 20:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Ordos with weak auras: Screen frozen, connection lost, got ID but no loot. This bug is very well known for 1 year since pach 5.2. I have a simple question: Is this procect still maintained?

  • Avatar of rudinachtelf rudinachtelf Jan 12, 2014 at 03:05 UTC - 0 likes

    "This might be a WoW-client related issue"

    This problem is well known since Patch 5.2. If the client would be responsible: Why does there still exist a performance decline if the complete configuration is not loaded? 1. large configuration and 2. Problem still existing while this large configuration is unloaded seems to show that the reason is an inefficient software handling of unneeded data.

  • Avatar of Kilovolt Kilovolt Dec 03, 2013 at 11:50 UTC - 0 likes

    This might be a WoW-client related issue. I'm having similar fps/lag issues with TellMeWhen as well, although not so severe.

  • Avatar of rudinachtelf rudinachtelf Dec 02, 2013 at 16:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Actually this bug ist known for a long time:


    Is there any interest of fixing it?

  • Avatar of rudinachtelf rudinachtelf Dec 02, 2013 at 16:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Stunned by rogue: Screen freezes, dead. I can reproduce this with activated weakauras. And I can reproduce, that this problem does not occur with deactivated weakauras. This is a bug and this bug is a showstopper.

    Does it makes sense to post any bugs? Status is still "new". That means: No review at all. Is this project still maintained? Or is there any need for a new fork?

  • Avatar of rudinachtelf rudinachtelf Nov 18, 2013 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Meanwhile this bug makes WeakAuras unusable for me. In BG combat my screen freezes until I am dead. Uncomfortable experience. Disable WeakAuras 2 and reload the interface solves the problem.

  • Avatar of Kilovolt Kilovolt Oct 29, 2013 at 22:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I can second that, getting massive FPS drops in instances during combat. Does not seem to depend on instance size — it's as bad in 10mans as it is in LFR. Disabling WA solves the problem.



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Oct 20, 2013
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