Great to hear that you are repairing it, cannot wait to play when those are fixed.
About game geting stucked: when i log in, and i am gooing to continue with empire i already have, someitems game get stuck in loading screan. Its not often but sometiems it heapens. It may be problem on my end prehaps its becouse of my net conection. I am unsure becouse when i alt tabed from it to check if i still have net, i did. But it may have been reconected after a brief dc, at that point. For some reasons i also got a message from windows that game is not responding, but to my suprise game loaded after few secounds.
If you want i can have my eyes open for that problem and simply put new topic with bug, about it, if it heapens more often and/or i got to know that it was not caused by possible net problem.