Not really acceptable, the animations at these distance look bad, even if the server it self is not in under strain.
Since I cant find this specific change inthe release notes, could it be related to:
Optimization for the load test?
Because this looks bad on an unloaded server. I dont think it should kick in if the server is not kicking the bucket.
There really needs to be some client side interpolation between the frames to make it look better too if such ever kicks in. Something which @madman suggested
I dont think @Philip can do the wave if the performance is like this. because it looks like a stop motion animation, not high fidelity if there is no strain on the server.
I mean how bad would it look during a talk show recording.