The old Amerish lighting settings in ~2013-2016 were beautiful. Blue shadows, colorful sky. Now the continent is very grey and low contrast, and you can barely see the lighting that's there. I don't think this was an optimization. All the FX are still there, just the sky file parameters are different. Here is a video that contains some old footage (2:43 timestamp and onwards for Amerish footage) Other continents have seen similar greying changes, but Amerish was hit the worst IMO. This game still has the potential to be beautiful like it once was. Simply bringing back the old skyfiles, beautiful old base shields (pre-hossin), and old biolab domes... and we have planetside's beauty back.