Platform, device version and operating system:
PC, Windows 10.
Screenshot or image:
Insert black square here
What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened:
Expected to start and play. Instead, I get flashes of black screen. Up to 7 seconds at a time, nothing but black screen.
Yes, the game starts (after 3-4 of these ~7 second black screens). Yes, I can play, if I want to deal with the screen flashing black every time I click something. Check mail? Full screen goes black.
Want to PVP? Full screen goes black.
Sometimes it just flashes some fullscreen game image for less than a second. Most of the time though (maybe 60% of the time), it is just black.
My game isn’t even full-screened. It only occupies the lower right corner, maybe a little more than a quarter of my monitor space, so fullscreen splashes all the time (every 5-10 seconds or so) are very disturbing.
How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
Since the update.
The update put it into fullscreen mode. I de-activated that, and shrunk the game window back to what it was before, the same way I did last time an update made it fullscreen.
Since then, it’s been flashing.
I tried updating my graphics drivers, it seemed to help that day, but not working today.
I tried setting the resolution close to what I had re-sized it to be - 800x600. No luck.
I can’t play anymore. And I’ve been playing since early 2015. It’s no longer a game, it’s a lifestyle.
Steps to make it happen again
Any one of these causes a flash:
Start the game. (not fullscreen).
Move the window around.
Resize the window.
Change the resolution.
Activating discord / browser / any-other-program window.
Activating game window.
Click PVP button.
Click Mail button.
Start a match.
Click the World Event button.
Click Fight (menu) in the World Event screen.
Casting some spells in the middle of a match.
Please fix this. Luckily, I’m not epileptic, but it hurts my head to open the game now.