thanks for the help - no, the oldest machine is some years older and, after running some tests, I suspect the hard drive is the culprit. Computer is HP h9-1315t HDD ST200DM001 - driver date is 6/21/2006 and driver is “the best for this drive” - I could update the drive but is it worth it just to fix this one issue lol?
The game runs fine with most settings turned to high. I can understand updates and such taking a little longer if the hard drive is slow, but an hour? That’s what makes me suspicious that something else is also at work.
Anyway, thanks for the attention; if you can think of something, please let me know.
Especially since my other two computers only take about a minute (or less) to verify files - I’m guessing it’s time to purchase an SSD.
I might mention what is probably a myth - many believe that verifying files every time they load up EVE will lessen the number of DC’s they get. Disconnects come in bunches it seems and they increase in appearance after updates, which is the core of the belief that verifying files will decrease them. I, myself, am not convinced there is a connection.
It’s difficult to evaluate a solution to something that you can’t reproduce.
For all we know, It may as well increase the issues, yet you don’t realize it.
If you can, reliably, get a disconnect below 10min after connecting, then you may be able to compare several installations. One that checks data after each startup, versus one that does not.
I think the correct thing to do, would be to trace the network calls to check the source of the disconnect. I have no idea how to do that on Eve though.