Some interesting statistic to think about regarding how Vanilla perform in various environment.
I manage to patch Vanilla to make it to run from a network share and also able to relocate the "cache" and "library" folder to local hard drive while the Vanilla application is running from the network and collect some number to see how Vanilla perform under different condition.
Here are some number:
network only: 13.26'
network with cache on local: 10.25'
network with library on local: 7.96'
network with cache and library on local: 7.87'
local only: 3:32'
As you can see running from local is the fastest but there are instant that need to run on a network share. Putting "cache" and "library" make the most gain compare to just "cache" or just "library" or entirely on the network.
I hope you will find this number as interesting as I do.