Slow Connection and/or Speed up your Sim Speed
Improving your connection:
In order of importance
1. Use Ethernet, not WiFi 2. Ports are forwarded 3. You need a decent quality Broadband connection, 4+ Mbps 4. Shut off anything else going on your computer or on any computer that is doing things on the net (roommates/family) 5. Run Malwarebytes and a Free Antivirus, Avast, Sophos, Bitdefender, etc
Speeding up your SIM Speed
1. Get the fastest CPU you can afford from this chart: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html 2. Set the ForgedAlliance process priority to High and Affinity uncheck CPU 0. This is ~3% Sim speed improvement and you must do it everytime you launch a game.