What it LOOKS like the game is doing is spawning new players in 15 second increments so when you join you spawn in 15 seconds or less with that "batch" of spawns. not 100% sure on this though.. any other thoughts?
Kevlar -- thanks for posting and keeping us updated its nice to know you are about and listening to the feedback even when it's not posted on the forums at your website. I'm looking forward to your first stable version.
Someone above mentioned more logging.. and here's a request -- not sure how possible it would be without some help from Pandemic -- what I'd LOVE is to be able to collect stats on my players and store them.. i.e. the information contained in the "Personal Stats" that you get at the end of every game... but over the life of the player's visit to that particular server. Then I could create a website where Players can come and check their stats.. and post thoughts and feel "at home"
I get excited when I think about the possibilities of this game as a player and as an Admin.. yet it feel so far away still...