I was just about to create a thread for the same reason, though I didn't know it was so wide spread as to affect all zone changes. For my part, the game locks up in the loading screen every time I have tried to get to my ship's bridge. I imagine now that if I try any other sort of zoning, the same problem will occur.
I was thinking of spending some money in game tonight, instead I'm getting "Timeout while waiting for GameServer address".
I guess I should be thankful to whatever guardian angle is looking out for my wallet.
If they can't keep it running smoothly now, God now what it's gonna be like when May comes around.
I have not been able to successfully change zones on any character for the last 30+ minutes.
The load screen counts for several minutes, then I am booted to character selection.
Zone transitions that have hung:
Sol system -> Fleet Starbase System
Fleet Starbase System -> Starbase ("Dock")
Sector space -> Tuffli Bridge
The game is completely unplayable.
I've been having the same problem, but for the last couple hours. 3 out of 5 load screens freeze indefinitely at under 30% then I get a GameServer Timeout error message then game client crashes either to character selection or to login screen. It's the same with all my toons.
When I try to map move to New Romulus the game hangs and i get an "Timed out waiting for game server response error". This is the first time moving this character to New Romulus, so i think it is habging on the load for the cinematic.