This has been going on for several months now, and I'm finding it quite frustrating.
I play on a laptop, so at night I hibernate the laptop. Every time I want to play DDO, I have to log in twice.
The first time, I sign in, choose the server, and then my character appears - but the subtle clue here is that my Drow mask is not visible on her. When I see the mask on her face - I know it's working OK. But at this point, all I can do is log in, and let the game load. But what ultimately happens at this point is that I hover just above the landscape, have a red connection icon, and get 0.00 bytes recv'd from the game servers. I abort the game, and then try the process all over again.
On the 2nd attempt, it works just fine - my character appears with her drow mask on, and I know I'm now communicating with the server. I've been doing this for quite some time now. On the first step, if I try to shortcut the process - exit at the character selection screen, for example, it doesn't seen to start up some kind of process, which is apparently what I need in order to make it work correctly.
Any advice here would be greatly appreciated.