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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-15-2010, 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by
The inference would be that this game is nothing but buggy, which is actually far from the case. Considering the amount of hours people put in it is hardly surprising that some issues are encountered. Despite it's flaws, it is still something I consider worth paying for.
Just consider for a moment how many people play this game, how many cumulative hours are spent on it, then look at how few posts are on this thread, and how spread some of the dates between posts are. Don't overstate the case.
And for you kids whining about some bugs that still exist, how about the more pressing bugs that HAVE been fixed. Give credit where it is due eh? The game is far more stable and playable than it was 6 months ago. Just trace back through the engineering reports and release notes and count how many fixes have been introduced.
It's a damn shot better than playing bloody Farmville...
*Deep Sigh... I've been here since closed beta. And sadly I have to say that
has a point. There ARE more unattended bugs in STO than in any other MMO I've played in the last 10 years. And I've played most of them, not all, just 'most' of them. To be honest, the ONLY two reasons I am still here is that one of my best friends is an absolute Star Trek fan. And I have a lifetime sub (which I regret buying for myself and my friend).
Recently my friend got a new gaming laptop. The catch is that it has an ATI 5870 mobile graphics chip in it. And I have to say this game plays like crap on ATI hardware. We struggled allot trying to play through the Deferi Missions together because he kept crashing. And we know it's not the computer per se, other games like Mass Effect 2 play flawlessly, with everything dialed up. But NOT STO, it will barely play. And I know from other members of my Fleet that people with ATI graphics do have more than their share of issues.
So technically I don't feel
is too far out of line. It's easy for me to imagine him trying to get help with this game, and getting No Help at all from Cryptic. So I am certain he's just really frustrated. Now maybe you can't relate... but I know I can! (Even without having to suffer through exactly what he has experienced.)
Just consider for a moment how many people play this game, how many cumulative hours are spent on it, then look at how few posts are on this thread, and how spread some of the dates between posts are.
But most of us have learned not to bother with these forums. We work out the problems on our own and try to help our friends play because we really like the Star Trek IP. Still we know that Cryptic isn't doing a very good job here. And what they call "Support" is a complete joke!
Oh, and one more point. I've never really played "Farmville" (yes I know what it is...) but saying this is better than that game is ... Stupid! They aren't alike at all. Maybe I can see the point of STO being more complex than Farmville. Though it's still not a useful comparison. There are, or have been, plenty of other games out that have the same level of complexity that STO has which, if compared, have fewer bugs. (From a logical perspective what you are doing is called a "straw man" argument... Google it if you want to learn something!)
The sad part is that lots of other MMOs don't survive. And, not trying to be alarming, but one of the common threads I've noticed with games that fail... they don't listen to their player base, and they have poor support. Dstahl does seem to be trying to listen here. But the support is still a joke! The bottom line is that I sincerely doubt I will get my money's worth out of the Lifetime Sub. (I really suspected that when I bought it - but I really wanted to support Cryptic and promote STO...)