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Why is my loading screen times so long?

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Why is my loading screen times so long?

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Elmillia
05.25.2012 , 10:31 AM | #1
I don't know if this is just me but...

I went back to wow the other day (They gave me 7 days free so I decided to pop back in). WoW's loading screen, no addons is about 5 to 10 seconds. With dozens of addons, it's about 2 minutes. Other MMOs that I've played are about the same lengh.

SWTOR's loading screen is a whopping 5 to 10 MINUTES or longer. My PC is moderately powerful (Core i7, Windows 7, 6 GB ram, 1GB dedicated video memory, plenty of harddrive space).

Am the only one suffering these extended loading times? If not, anyone know what I can do about it?

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Kthx
05.25.2012 , 10:39 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Elmillia View Post
Am the only one suffering these extended loading times? If not, anyone know what I can do about it?
You are definitely not the only one. I'm one of those players who really enjoys SWTOR, and the long loading screen is probably my only real frustration. Some people report somewhat better loading times with SSDs. I have a tired SATA II drive. I don't know that there is even real conensus on whether the loading time is because the client is loading form the server or from the disk. Check in the Customer Service forum.

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MrSchmo
05.25.2012 , 10:57 AM | #3
10 mins? I'm sure that's an exaggeration. They shouldn't take more then a minute. 2 tops.
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Elmillia
05.25.2012 , 11:00 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by MrSchmo View Post
10 mins? I'm sure that's an exaggeration. They shouldn't take more then a minute. 2 tops.
It's not an exaggeration. My loading times can actually come in at 10 minutes.

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Endorn
05.25.2012 , 11:00 AM | #5
I'm running on an incredible system.. core i7 16gb ram, 2 6970s in crossfire.

Windows is on an SSD raid 0 array, tor is on a completely seperate SSD drive.

some planets still take 3-4 min. (not exaggerating) to load... taris is a good example.
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Qonor
05.25.2012 , 11:01 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Elmillia View Post
It's not an exaggeration. My loading times can actually come in at 10 minutes.
Same.
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Kourage
05.25.2012 , 11:05 AM | #7
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SWTOR's loading screen is a whopping 5 to 10 MINUTES or longer.
That's ridiculous. I never have a loading screen longer than 2 mins. I could go from Ilum to Fleet in under 3 mins.
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MrSchmo
05.25.2012 , 11:07 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Elmillia View Post
It's not an exaggeration. My loading times can actually come in at 10 minutes.
Then I sincerely feel bad for you. I have an i5 with 8 ram and the largest planets take no more then 1.5-2 mins. And those are planets like Tatoonie. Something's a miss.
That's why they call it space, cause there is so much of it.

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Lord_Ravenhurst
05.25.2012 , 11:09 AM | #9
It´s all your fault.

The game is perfect. Perhaps get an SSD for this big boy.


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Itukaaj
05.25.2012 , 11:10 AM | #10
Just did the 7 day thing too. The load time difference is striking. Bad coding is bad. And the load times are indefensible.