That's atrocious. Both of these are valid concerns, but I can't help but think those are issues that could have been dealt with by locally managed servers in or around the regions played in. But I'm not a network wizard, I'm just guessing how this Al Gore voodoo internet thing works. Either way, the five hour mark has fifty minutes to go, and if SOE's hardware guys can find their ***(sets) with both hands, we should be in good shape. We'll see.