If you are not sure, please refrain from guessing; I'm a 20 year IT veteran & I have all kinds of guesses.
I'm not asking for a guess, I'm asking someone who Knows! A GM/Mod/Dev or someone who knows what processes are going on besides; loading a Character Selection Screen, because that should only take seconds!
Loading with a progress bar of whatever the heck is taking so long would be informative and greatly appreciated!
20 Years knowing IT ... sorry for being impolite, but you should know after these 20 years:
Just saying something is not working, won't lead to any solution without guessing.
There are hundreds of possibilities, the most reasonable your firewall.
well ther are 2 things that can cause this
1 the game is downloading new data
2 the game crashed
PS the game has sort of a loading bar its the large numbers at the right side.
No it finally loads; this latest one using ~100% CPU for 20 minutes.
There is no numbers anywhere on the screen after CRYPTIC, that only displays "Loading..." and the StarTrek Badge/Symbol.
I believe it is doing a system assessment test of the computer, it at least does the Video Card, if not System I/O; Local Storage, network and CPU, thanks to sysinternals process viewer and other tools.