I purchased SOTA about a year or so ago. I stopped playing because I was frustrated with the slow loading entry into the game and when changes maps, and the horror of updating. I am really pleased that there has been so much updating on the game and I do realize that the devs are working on improving it but when is the focus going to be moved to improving how the game performs? I came back to the game with the hopes that there had been enough time to allow the devs to improve the performance of the game. I will admit I don't have as good of a system as I could/should, but I am still above the minimum requirements for SOTA. I do plan to build a new system if I can get some time off from work. I would like to be able to play the game in the meantime. The latest issue I am running into outside of the game taking about 15 minutes to load is that it's requiring me to patch every time. I've already gone though the patch process to patch 939, but when I started the launcher today it's wanting me to download it all again for the third time. I really, really want to love this game because UO was the first MMO I started playing over 20 years ago when my son was 8. Plus I am trying to get my son to play also since the game is modeled after UO. Is there anything that I can do in the meantime to stop this issue and to improve the performance. I already have the game on the lowest graphics and set for low end computers which mine isn't. My system: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz processor ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH P67 motherboard 8G Kingston DDR 3 1333MHz RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 video card 2TB Western Digital SATA hard drive Any help or explanation that someone can give would be much appreciated. I actually purchased the game back when it first came out so I would really like to be able to play and enjoy the game instead of feeling like I'm being tortured for patience. Thank you for taking the time to read this.