just wanted to mention that the loading screens got way worse. anyone else have it too?
You're not the only one experiencing exponentially longer load times now. What was 8-15 seconds loading is now 45-60 seconds with my GTX 1080. Another thread on this subject: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/95747/loading-times-after-patch#latest
Folks are also reporting this issue in this patch bug thread on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/eoovdn/patch_bug_thread_14_january_2020/
UPDATE: POSSIBLE FIX
https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/1136491/#Comment_1136491"I have deleted my local.dat file and it resolved the issue, now I can even say that its now slightly faster than it was before the patch, where my loading times were 15 to 20 seconds, now are 10 to 15 seconds. If you want to try it, search google how to find your appdata folder (windows), then find the GW2 folder inside the \roaming folder."
I deleted my local.dat file, and my load times are slightly better than before the patch. Deleting the local.dat file can resolve all sorts of wonky performance issues in the game. Deleting the local.dat file WILL revert your Sound and Graphic settings to default, so make sure to tweak those settings again.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Deleting the Local.dat file helped for awhile. Unfortunately, the more I played the longer the load times would be come. I followed fusioncon.3269's suggestion to remove the "mapLoadInfo" command line argument and that has resolved the issue for me: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/1136690/#Comment_1136690
Mine are eternal now. I never load. I waited 10 minutes before having to force close the game.
Loading screens are + 1500% seems really improved, i can relogg in the morning when i go to work and maybe, just maybe it logged back into another map when i return from work.
Delete -mapLoadinfo from shorcut help for me and few others.