What works for me is after selecting a server to join I click on the BF3 icon on the task bar and it loads probably twice as fast. Not beta fast, but faster than release and especially after this patch.
I just hate how it can take like 5 to 10 minutes to join a game when I first sign on. I have to go through all these stupid errors like the crash when trying to join first game, disconnect from EA online, server full when by the time you get past these lol. After that it's fine, but it's really annoying when you first sign on.
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Same here. I'm hoping for a driver update or a patch for help with this problem. If I remember correctly the alpha's loading times were less than 30 seconds, then again it was only OP Metro but still, Grand Bazaar takes just as much time as Firestorm for me.
So it's not just me..Man this is such BS on them. An average round is about 7 minutes long. It takes me longer than that to join a game. by the time I join they are changing maps already and makes it load even longer. sigh. I hope dice/ea is aware of this situation.