I can tell you from years of watching the utsu bar on both PS2 and PC, the recast bar on PC is absolute **** If ANYTHING is going on in the slightest that will slow the game down in any way, the actual animations slow down. (not the actual moment things happen in game, just the visual animations). If PS2 is overloaded, it will just skip frames and end up choppy, but visually, the actions will start and end at the same time (melee attacks, WS, crafting everything applies to this). PC will fit all the frames in, just do it slower. This **** up the recast bar on PC because it is tied to the animation, not to the spell itself. THIS is why anything to do with the cast bar will fail as a scientific test. This is why you got different numbers doing the same thing. It, bluntly, is anything but scientific. This is why the sound often will not line up with synthing or longer WS animations. If you play on a PS2 and then go back to PC it is MONSTEROUSLY noticable for crafting and long WS in particular because they have specific timed sounds to go with the long animations. It is less pronounced but definately there for spells as well. Ever cast a spell during a lag spike and the actual spell finishes at like 50% but you keep casting? Thats the stupid PC client.
However, the animation is just the visual representation client side of whats goin on. You are not actually hitting slower or casting slower. That stuff is all server side so the ICONS that appear are actually pretty timely and that is why all fastcast tests ever done are done using fraps and measuring the frames from the start of the cast until an icon appears (and do it in a place like MH where there is virtualy no lag). Remove as many variables and client side junk as possible and you get the most accurate tests. For measuring recast, the recast timer still works so test like hasso+long spell like raise to extend recast timers as much as possible so thta you can easily see small changes in fastcast.
Just because people arent exactly being 'nice' to you doesnt mean they are wrong.
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