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I actually avoid success entirely. It doesn't get me what I want, and the consequences for failure are slim. -- markhawman
Though, there is definitely something strange happening with map transitions. Every map change is at 40.72% for me, and even when its done and I can actually go into the map it is still at 40.72%. It never changes from 40.72%.
I usually don't get a server not responding thing until it starts patching mid-change. I am not seeing any of that info, and the server not responding message also seems to appear ahead of time - as in, its already got time on it before i've even really started loading (and nothing reasonable, i mean 10+s after only 1s is past.)
Anyway, actually gameplay is unaffected, as far as I can tell. I have just arrived in the Azure Nebula and begun Temporal Ambassador. Still getting area-switch issues but no in-game lag.
I dont know... gameplay has subtly been affected for me. What used to be rubberbanding occasionally is happening frequently. In moving between sectors, even when not map loading, I am experiencing not responding messages and then getting the rubberband effect. And, as I watch it progress further, its almost becoming obvious that any moments i thought were lag free, are in actuality the opposite. I'm not experiencing any moments without lag, I'm only experiencing fast moments of major lag and moments where i just can't tell that i'm actually lagging.
In addition to that, I have zero ability to manipulate rep projects. I had to literally log out and back in, in order to collect rewards... I haven't gotten much further, I cant queue anything up much less add resources.