Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
Anyone having trouble with lag?
The game is getting bashed on Meticritic by user reviews. Mostly 10's and 9's for a few weeks after the release and now just a bunch of 0's. Even the overall review score has changed. I noticed a few weeks ago the PS3 version was at 95, with 25 reviews, and now it's at 92, with only 12 or so reviews. It appears some sites/mags have pulled their reviews because of the lag issue.
I have a newer PS3 and am at level 35. I've noticed some issues with lag and some glitches, but I've been able to overcome the lag somewhat by occasionally just re-booting the PS3. Also, I don't know if this helps, but I don't create a new file every time I save (which is often). I just overwrite the previously saved file.
The lag is worse in the open world when a lot is going on (fighting a dragon and multiple enemies, etc.), but I've had no issues in any dungeon.
I have cleared everything in the main quest except taking out Alduin. I have the dragon caught that will take me to Alduin, but in the meantime, I'm trying to clear every dungeon and side quest. When I level up I mainly focus on perking what I use the most: lock picking, sneak, 2 and 1 handed combat, archery, etc. I rarely use any magic except the occasional dragon shout and restoration. I just skip any alchemy tables and magic perks, even though I have completed the college of Winterhold quests and have become the arch-mage there. I'm not sure what that makes me, but someone at the office gave me a label based on my playing personality that I described. I just can't remember right now what it was.
Basically, I'm just a sneaky thug.
Yeah I have had some issues with lag and even freezing up. It's so dang annoying. Once you get over so many MB (6-8 ish) I think it's a constant hassle so I have actually went to disabling alot of the auto saving. Still hasn't stopped it but I think it's helped marginally. But it's a bit risky.
Sounds like we are comparable characters. Sneaky Thug or maybe Rogue Good guy who does what he has to do (sometimes even bad things) to help the greater good.