Yeah some days I connect first try, some days it takes 3 or 4 tries to connect to huntress. I also get these weird lags where my mech will just hang where it is for like 20 or 30 seconds, then the game resumes. Something fishy on huntress server I think, I never get this on any of the funbocks servers.
That is packet loss. You have a bad hop between you and the server.
I suggest you run a "tracert" to the Huntress IP 18.104.22.168
That way you can hopefully see where the packets are being dropped.
The server is located in Chicago.
There are a lot of people playing without issue but I am always looking to improve it.
If you will notice you can see the ping to the server now, and it is also on gametracker.
I will be happy to help you resolve connection issues if I can.