For the last few weeks, I have been getting an issue where my game will suddenly freeze for about 1-1.5 seconds. It will happen fairly frequently, maybe 3-4 times a minute, and really disrupts my ability to play (it starts as soon as I log into any character and does not stop, no matter what I am doing or where I am in-game).
Outside of these freezes, everything runs very smoothly, so it has me pretty puzzled.
Things I’ve tried to fix it:
Change video options: No effect whatsoever. Running the game at “1” quality, the problem still occurs. Direct X 11, 12, Legacy has no effect.
Reinstall GPU drivers: I have a GTX 1070; Reinstalling drivers seems to make the problem go away for a short time, but it comes back.
Rollback GPU drivers: I almost thought this fixed it for good, but it again came back after I went back to a driver from before Shadowlands was released.
Change GPU’s: Swapped GPU’s (downgraded to a 1060), but the problem persists.
Disable addons in the game’s “addons” section: No effect. I play with a lot of addons, but this issue started happening after I had been playing with them all for a long time without any trouble.
Delete Interface & WTF Folders: Does not seem to affect the issue by doing this only, but see below.
Fully re-install the game: This makes the problem almost completely gone, but as I gradually reinstall addons (a few at a time), it re-emerges and then will not go away when I disable them.
Reinstall Windows: No additional effect.
Disable Automatic Updates: No additional effect.
My conclusion is that it must have something to do with my addons, or at least that the are contributing to the issue, but I am at a loss on how to correct the problem and still play with the interface settings I like, as I used to be able to just a few weeks ago. I really love this game, but not being able to feel like I’m in control at all is making me want to stop playing.
Is there anything I can provide that could help someone see what’s happening for me? I’m not super literate when it comes to troubleshooting, and what I did above is really all I could think of besides searching the internet for a solution (I found a few posts with similar problems around, but none of the solutions have worked for me).
Thanks so much for anything you all can suggest,