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03.30.2014 , 07:04 AM | #7
The short version: Bioware built SWTOR on someone else's engine (Hero Engine) while it was still in alpha. They now have a bug-riddled engine, and because they didn't build it, they have no idea how to fix some of the core issues. Hence, performance issues to this day, and a lot of hatred from the players.

Example: SWTOR's engine is infamous for struggling to render text on-screen. It's why there are no speech bubbles, and never will be. Visit the fleet and disable player and NPC name-plates: your FPS will sky-rocket