I tend to get the slowest load times when loading/zoning in on Dromund Kaas. Usually because it's raining. Still, we're talking 15-20 seconds of loading, so it's nothing criminal. Several minutes each load would kill me. And slowly.
What components are you using, sel?
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz
4 Gigs of RAM
NVidia GeForce GTX 465
As I said though, this has been happening to folks with varied systems. Some people with over 10G of RAM and a SSD hard drive are having similar load time issues.
EDIT: decided to do some tests. Loading Tatooine from ship.
Windowed, tabbed to Chrome: 3 minutes
Windowed, don't tab out: 3 minutes
Windowed, Chrome closed (it runs shoddy during load screens, test if it and SWTOR are fighting or if TOR's just a resource hog), tab to another resource: 2 minutes 30 seconds (switched to watch rather than in-game clock, so previous accuracy was plus or minus a minute)
Windowed, Chrome closed, don't tab: 2 minutes 45 seconds
Fullscreen, don't tab out: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Fullscreen, tab to Chrome: Doesn't like me doing that, keeps focus on TOR
Windowed, tab to Chrome, minimum graphics settings: 3m15s Edited, Apr 16th 2012 5:21pm by selebrin
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