Well, this is interesting...
I'm not going to go on the typical "OMG! THIS IS B.S.! I PAID AND THERE ARE PROBLEMS AND NOW I AM GOING TO CANCEL" rant. That's just plain ignorant. I do wonder a few things however.
1.) Client seeding via torrent. Maybe a little pre-planning here would have been a good idea. Currently, I see 600 seeds and 6,000 leeches. I've been downloading this on a 15Mbit pipe that only has me on it since midnight last night. Currently, I have 27% of the client. Fun.
2.) This one may be my fault, but I can't see where in the links to download from the other sites are. If I click on the Steam link, it wants me to pre-order. Same with the others. I already did that through gamestop (huge mistake). Did I miss something?
3.) Key distribution nightmares. Along with the horror stories I've read on here, I've had a miserable time with this as well. I ordered 3 copies of the DELUXE edition from gamestop at $80/each. On the day (yesterday, the 11th) that I was supposed to get my beta keys, I got exactly one. Today, I finally got the second. But still not the 3rd. This may not be STO's fault, but somewhere, someone dropped the ball on the distribution side of things.
I know that this is a new venture for the company and I played WoW from nearly the beginning, so I was around to watch Blizzard's growing pains. (Which almost made me skip STO because I didn't want to go through that again) Just remember, one of your best sources of information is the user base. Ignore all the screaming, quitting, and crying and you'll have a wealth of information to help better the user experience.
Can't wait to play (eventually),
2. If you ordered from Gamestop, you have to use the torrent, File Planet, or Atari downloaders. You can only use the Steam downloader if you ordered from Steam, etc.
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