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# 1 Full time employed adults
01-30-2010, 11:15 PM
Just wanted to talk to other full time employed adults who have bought this game.

My time is pretty precious to me, split between friends, family and work. Thankfully Star trek is something my wife loves so I felt safe taking the plunge into an MMO.

So with these "teething" problems it means that if I try and plan for a little bit of STO time I have twice now found myself unable to play.

Now I am a patient man and when the server is up I am having a bit of a ball.

But I was wondering if this would make it hard for anyone to continue playing this game?
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# 2
01-30-2010, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by CultofCthulhu View Post
Just wanted to talk to other full time employed adults who have bought this game.

My time is pretty precious to me, split between friends, family and work. Thankfully Star trek is something my wife loves so I felt safe taking the plunge into an MMO.

So with these "teething" problems it means that if I try and plan for a little bit of STO time I have twice now found myself unable to play.

Now I am a patient man and when the server is up I am having a bit of a ball.

But I was wondering if this would make it hard for anyone to continue playing this game?
At first it seems so... just give them a little more time (weeks) to straiten some of these glitches out.
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# 3
01-30-2010, 11:29 PM
Any new game is going to have quite a few glitches at release, which isn't even until Tuesday. When a new game is first released, everyone logs in and plays until they pass out from exaustion, or have some other commitment. It is impossible to gauge how much server power is going to be required to meet that initial burst demand. Once the first few weeks of novelty wears off, and the servers have been adjusted accordingly, things will get much better.

Plus there are a ton of bugs which are to be expected with any new MMO game. MMOs are not like console games. They are typically released before they are ready, due to the fact that they can be patched regularly. This allows the company to start stemming its losses from the development process. It will probably be quite some time before Cryptic even breaks even on STO.

Be patient, give it a few weeks, and things will get better. The game will probably not be perfect for months, and as new content is added, new bugs will be added and worked out. The galaxy is a big place to build and test.
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# 4
01-30-2010, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by CultofCthulhu View Post
Just wanted to talk to other full time employed adults who have bought this game.

My time is pretty precious to me, split between friends, family and work. Thankfully Star trek is something my wife loves so I felt safe taking the plunge into an MMO.

So with these "teething" problems it means that if I try and plan for a little bit of STO time I have twice now found myself unable to play.

Now I am a patient man and when the server is up I am having a bit of a ball.

But I was wondering if this would make it hard for anyone to continue playing this game?
Nah, just plan to do something else for a couple weeks and see how stable things are then.
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# 5
01-30-2010, 11:17 PM
Well, this is a new MMO.

It will get better, someday
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# 6
01-30-2010, 11:20 PM
there were days last week when it was up for maybe 3 hours of gameplay in NA. It genrally crashed in prime time. Going at at 8:00 my time and coming back about midmight.
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# 7
01-30-2010, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Aem
Well, this is a new MMO.

It will get better, someday
Well, it can't really get much worse, except till we get to launch day...
I mean its really hard to beat 10-12 hours of server down time in 24 hours.
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# 8
01-30-2010, 11:21 PM
Full time employed adult here.

I've been playing online games for 15 years and have been employed for all 15 of them. The thing people forget about MMOs is that they're always there (unless, you know, they're cancelled). You can keep coming back to them and work at improving your character at the rate you want. There's really no rush. Go do something else til it's back.

Mind you, I've had times where I've been jealous of the 18-20 year old college students who can play 14-16 hour days and not worry about paying rent or buying food, but I'm past that and nothing really I can do about it. I have the occasional marathon weekend but really, I tend to get headaches after staring at the screen so long.

Besides, I'm too old to live on nothing but Cheetos and Redbulls.
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# 9
01-30-2010, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Pavillion View Post
Besides, I'm too old to live on nothing but Cheetos and Redbulls.
Lies! You are just old enough/wise enough to know what it will do to you!
Ive had to get up early to get some extra hours in, as when the kids are up, its all about them

I accept that there will be some issues, however my only gripe so far is the apparent lack of information about whats going on like:

"Logon server has blown up, eta to fix 2 hrs. Another update in 45 minutes"

At the moment the launcher says the server is Offline, the support site says its "under going maintenance"
Whilst both maybe true... its hardly enough to be going on with. If I knew how long its likely to be down for I could plan my time/day around it

/2p
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# 10
01-30-2010, 11:20 PM
Just give it some time. Mmo servers are always unstable at launch. I've bought alot of mmos at launch and I've yet to try one that was stable for the first couple weeks after launch.
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