I'm not sure if its as a result of the new updates or just coincidence but i use Vista and after the updates it now takes forever to get past the verifying screen. Even when i do get in the lag is allmost unplayable and i'm only training fishing. lost 5 lobster traps due to the fact my char is 'locked' in a half movement while the trap bobs and goes under. Walking is 2 steps then 3-4 second freeze. Tested my conn and its the same its been for the last year so no problems there. Are you shunting UK through a different server now?