A feel a big cause of some disruptions and loading issues stem from the interface notifying of every move a friend makes. When they leave when they enter. It's good to know who is on when, but you can see the effects on game all the way through. From loading to putting grid freeze. Just a thought. Anyone else see this??
I just wish we could turn off friend notifications at will.
Now seriously, straight up, the notification chime and that whole process is a "catch" when it comes to loading. You can be hosting game and it's zipping right along and then it chimes in and vapor locks. Just thoughts. Great game! :-)