The duration of the mysterious "Initializing..." process of my launcher ranges from 1min or so to over 10min until I have to give up. Actually it seems that whenever I restart the client after the first time I will be stuck at "Initializing..." and have to reboot my PC.
Combined with the login disconnection associated with hard disk drive which still 100% happens to me after the patch update, logging into the game becomes extra difficult. What's worse is now with nothing but "Initializing..." shown, I can't tell whether I should wait on or restart the launcer, the PC, or clear the DNS, etc.
Overall my login experience worsened and time spent on it prolonged after the launcher update. Having seen the replies to the update announcement thread, I think some people have similar problems. Is there any way to improve it?