Every time I log in to the game I am greeted by about 10 seconds of edge-to-edge, fullscreen white on a 27 inch monitor. I'm one of those people with light sensitivity that always complains about everything being too bright, so this white screen is extra-disturbing to me.
1) Is there any way to disable or mitigate this disruptive annoyance?
2) If not, ArenaNet, does it have to be white??
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, but please withhold asinine recommendations like "just look away..."