I'm not sure how to phrase the problem, or how to search for similar situations, so I'll just ask!
I have a Flash map with a bunch of points that when you roll over, a flag pops up. Everything is fine here and the code works well. My issue is in playback: the SWF loads quickly (460KB) but it takes another few seconds for the map's points to begin to function. In other words, the user has to wait a few seconds (it varies) before the roll over event will happen.
Why is there such a lag between loading and functionality, and how can I address it? All objects and code are on the first - and only - frame. I'm not sure if the .fla/code is necessary, but if so, I can provide.