Just wondering if anyone is having similar issues. These issues were discussed in part in other threads, but not together, so I thought I would bring them both up here as they might be related.
After entering username and password, I am presented with a black screen for approx. 2 minutes before the game displays the image of the loading screen just before the character selection page.
Upon logging in for the first time each day, I get into game with the red connection status symbol and DCed (can't move, or use abilities, and other players on screen don't move). Restarting game client (hitting the quit button and redoing the entire thing!) fixes this... sometimes.
These two problems alone (not counting insane loading times within game) add about 10 minutes to logging in the first time each day, and about 5 minutes for each consecutive login attempt.
Does (1) anyone else have this problem and does (2) anyone have a fix?