Unfortunately, does not seem to be the case. Over on Soha its taken me about 98 minutes to get in and I was only at place 1668 when I started... Honestly, doesn't look like this issue is going to be resolved anytime soon. It looks like they are pulling an ArchAge and trying to money grab off premiums as much as possible early on before finally getting around to fixing very simple very obvious problems with the servers.
That would be one of the dumbest things I have ever seen in a game if this is true, and there is a lot of dumb stuff out there.