So there have been some login/loading screen issues on Everquest 2 since yesterday (well that’s when they first affected me), I gave up trying without looking any deeper into it as I had the new WoW Retail content to explore with my husband. However, this morning, I thought I’d better have another look at getting into Norrath, I’m missing out on Overseer mission rewards!
I found this main thread on the official forums where a few different solutions were discussed, including installing a VPN. However, it was also mentioned that interrupting the Internet connection also works for some. For me this is easy as my laptop has a cabled connection to the router – I can unplug the cable and plug it back in by just reaching over to the side of the machine. So far this has worked 100% for me.
The issue occurs for me everytime a character tries to log in, I can get to character select no problem, but loading in on the character then sticks at 99%. Unplugging the network connection works *if* I leave it unplugged long enough for the loading message (bottom right) to switch from the percentage to an empty bar and “waiting for entities”: then plugging back in immediately gets me into the game.
Wifi could be a little more fiddly, toggling airplane mode may fix this, or clicking the disconnect then connect buttons for your wifi network. I’ll not be trying it as I prefer the stability of the wired connection. I hope the issues behind this are fixed soon, as an IT systems worker myself, I can sympathise with the stress this must be causing the dev team.