I've been having issues with not being able to log in, or the log in server taking one to two minutes to locate the game servers, also getting lag spikes. These were the same problems were described in other posts. After moving game files, defragging my hard drive and then moving files back, everything was great! I thought that was the key, extreme defragging. After today's Windows update and reboot, the trouble was back. Long story short, my Western Digital Passport Elite auto-backup program was somehow interfering with the EC client. Whenever I do a manual backup, I turn off the WD auto-backup and forget to restart it. As long as I don't use the WD backup program, EC runs great. Start the WD auto backup, and the trouble starts again. If you are having trouble logging in, check to see what's running in the background.