I havent had any trouble with disconnects i would say to check your connection first before posting here with a i need help post that dosent explain anything and knowone can help you with a post like that.
However, the response to check your connection is the general piss-off response given by those who the game is working for and Cryptic itself. While there are some cases of legitimate connection problems, many people, myself included, have been fighting this issue for a while. I get the "good" results from all of the tests to the server and still get disconnected nearly every map transfer. I have even changed computers and internet providers and still the issue occurs (though not specifically to play this game).
I also used to be able to alt-tab or play in separate windows, but any time I switch out of STO, boom, disconnected. I can now only play if I use the U.S. proxy in the options and then only if I don't try to do more than just have the game loaded. Not using the proxy and it will disconnect just sitting in sector space talking on chat.
You revived an old Feb. thread to make that observation? If that rumor was true (I seriously doubt it) then my Lifetime sub should grant me exclusive access whenever I want. It. Does. Not. I have gotten DCed several times today and I still can not login for more than a minute! Does Cryptic find it funny that we have to stare at the Server Not Responding counter more than our characters?
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