Eh. Doesn't really matter what you have anymore. I have a HD7950 and an i5 2500k and I still drop to 20 fps if I try run decent graphics in WvW zergs. Being in the biggest oceanic guild on SoS I'm in a lot of large zergs and with minimum graphics (Which I tend to have to do if I don't want a slide show) I tend to at least stay around 25-30FPS. Just not much you can do with that many animations going on around you/the optimization/culling in the game.
On a positive note, that should at least hopefully not drop to 10 fps with 10 people and definitely not just crash on you.
Arenanet doesn't want underwater combat to become a hassle. Needing to resurface or find pockets of air mid fight can be a pain in the ass and so they're avoiding it. Currently the Aquatic Mask is just another group of stats... and an annoyance which hides my rad helmet.
Crossbow1701, on 26 January 2013 - 03:29 PM, said:
You could also do Dungeon runs and get tokens and trade those in for the dungeon weps. Been doing that to see if I can get my per-curser.
Just do CoF and buy 30 token level 75 rares, break them down into ecto, sell the ecto and buy exotics to put in. You'll probably be putting exotics into the forge at a faster rate than just buying exotic dungeon weapons. Ecto salvage rate is pretty high if you use a master salvage it. Usually always at least 1:1 for me. Minimum cost for an exotic weapon is around 210 or so? 390 for 2h. 390 = 13 rares = ~11-15 ecto unless you're really unlucky. That's at current prices of ecto 4-5g+. You can buy 2-3 exotic weapons (depending what you're going for) with the ecto money.
You also have the added bonus of a chance of orichalcum from the rare salvages if you buy the heavy gloves.