POSSIBLY NOT A ISSUE ANYMORE
But I doubt it. ..
Did you know that Turbine doesn’t know what 32bit is?
32 bit players have had a crash problem for over a year now.
Windows 32 bit allows a program to use 2 gigs of memory to run it.
After the great river area was released, The game pushes for more than 2 gigs of memory. . Windows does not like this and ends the program.
The workaround is a windows tip on how to make your 32bit system go over 2 gigs.
My crashes still happen but it has improved a lot. 2 hours of play to 5 hours of play.
The game constantly stops and pauses like it wants to crash.
I only recommend doing this if you have no other option and are dedicated to playing the game. I myself have formated the computer to get this to run better with no improvement until I have tried this workaround.
The only way to fix this problem for good is to buy windows 64bit