It would be cool to hear something from the devs.
I tried disabling IPv6, but the other stuff like VPN and the other stuff you can see in the sticky topic about common issues don't help (I don't even have any of that stuff on my pc).
It'd like to hear more about their theory as well.
Why would a networking service not only delay the speech but cut off the first few words? Or is the beginning of the speech played at volume 0?
There's nothing like Hamachi installed here.
With Calisca and Heodan at the beginning it either happens almost always or not at all. I tried moving them differently, but that doesn't make a difference.
Then when I started a new game with a Mechanics Monk, which made me curious and because I'm still undecide about my party composition, the speech of Calisca and Heodan was flawless.