If his is long loading times are like mine, it's completely independent of graphics settings. I'll have stretches where maps load in 15 seconds or so, then I'll have a span where maps load for 3-5 minutes and result in a disconnect.
My internet connection is stable, considering I'm posting this while I'm loading--ah, this time (just now) I got a "Map Crashed" message upon disconnect. This implies to me it's something server side and is in need of remedy.
Loading back in to bug it.
"Timeout while waiting for gameserver address" this time. So shouldn't be graphics--will try bringing them down for my final test of the evening, but if that doesn't work, well, done testing loading screens for the day.
Third edit, holy crap that worked. So, is it server stress that causes that for some reason? Because at almost full graphics, I'm running at 50+ FPS. So it's not a computer issue. This is definitely a bug in need of squashing.