I found a way around this if you don't use the
Beam to star fleet academy first and you get
Stuck on the ESD screen
Minimize the STO screen and close the window
Restart STO and it should load you right I'n
To ESD with little to no wait
^This is what i do.^
I haven't had this problem on any other base, only on ESD, and mostly but not always during the tour event.
It doesn't seems to affect everybody, half of my fleet mates don't have this issue.
In every time,
in every place,
the deeds of men
remain the same...
The problem rarely happens in less populated areas so DS9 and ESD get the blame but it is a code and server problem. The beam to academy then to ESD trick is evident that the server can only handle so many connections from an area to another area at once, as is the reloading the game also the server to restart the load process at a different time. The solution seems relatively easy, even if the server side solution is difficult, creating a client side restart or server poke should be simple enough.
I get this kind of crap quite often, ESD particularly. And the user interface for the game stops responding, so getting it to minimize is impossible. I have to alt-tab out of it, and terminate the process before re-loading the game.
And just to think, I'm paying a monthly fee for this annoyance.