Those of you who have this problem :
1) Clear Cache
2) Choose character
3) If the game CRASHES choose ANOTHER character
See if that helps. I know it sounds funky, but sometimes a bad savegame (ie character data) can cause its application to crash.
Now the problem is, what if someone with a few million SP gets this problem, what are they supposed to do? Just delete their toon?
As for the gripes of technicians, believe me I've been there.
I've worked support all through college, there are days when I punched the phone in frustration. People will call you up and curse at you because another technician said they would come over soon and didn't. People will call up and say "I know the CEO and you better have an answer to this, or you'll get fired."
I've actually had the CEO, a multi-billionaire, yell at me because his printer wasn't working, I didn't know he was the CEO, he was expecting me to jump out of my seat and run down there and fix his print que, instead I told him I would create an incident report for him and a technician will be over today. Well he went ballistic "do you know who I am?!?" and when my manager heard him yelling on speakerphone, he took off running to go fix the CEO's print que.
Yes I've seen it all, I've also had users buy me lunch in appreciation for fixing their problem, and one middle aged woman wanted to take me to dinner with bedroom eyes but I said I was busy.
One thing I noticed is that %90 it wasn't the user's fault.
Sad but true.
People would login, and their login script wouldn't kick in, or their print que would dissappear, or the printer wasn't showing up on the network.
I saw these problems happen from time to time on my own workstation, that's not user error, thats something funky with SAP or netbeui or ARP, usually either the wiring in the building is too long and signals are getting dropped, or something funky with the protocols.
The creator of Dilbert said it best, everybody is stupid, they are just stupid about different things.
I've seen technical geniuses who couldn't get a date to save their life, total social ineptitude. I met one guy who didn't bother filing his taxes for 6 years. Met a chinese technician who could barely understand english, but could build hardware blindfolded. And the ultimate disgrace were two technicians, one was a female, she came to work every day in SWEAT PANTS and had a *****y attitude. The other was like this new age hippie, came to work every day sporting SANDALS and a full beard, and always spoke in a soft slow tone with the users like he was instructing a yoga class.
Yes, this is the quality of techs and users in the world.