My loading screen has always taken up to a minute (sixty seconds) or three (180 seconds - no exaggeration; I've timed it) to get to the game. This is unchanged. But now, when changing channels, changing characters, entering/leaving guildtowns or trials ... I crash one out of every four or five times.
The lag in Aven does seem better ... but I wonder how much of that is due to the marked decrease in population. It's like a graveyard, on channel 1.
Dungeons, trials and regular maps seem more laggy than ever, to me. Sometimes skills don't go through - especially heals and pots - but I'm told in red text that the skill is on a cooldown. The pot wasn't taken, I just can't use the skill?
It happened off and on before, but it seems more severe, now.