Well, I'm basically referring to the amount of downtime we've had... Honestly, I feel conned, I mainly pre-ordered for the Headstart and suffice it to say, I managed maybe 1/3 of the time I could have done if the servers where actually up and running?
I mean, pretty much all of the downtime was in EU time, and before someone says they have to take the servers down at some time... If it's going to be daily, 2 times a night or something for upto 3 hours, what's the point in playing? Besides, most of it was 'unexpected'.
Now I'm not an expert, but I've played an MMO for over 7 years, close to 8, and basically, their downtime hardly existed! In all of that time, there has only been one time where I spent half an hour away for downtime, their updates took maybe, 10 minutes at max?
Now, I'm not going to say I'm leaving, but if this continues, I don't see myself playing the game after the first month... And I doubt I'm alone.
This isn't the first MMO by Cryptic, so really, has there been any need for all of this downtime? There's a post saying we've 'blown all expectations', so, what happened to the exprience of multiple other games? And is it that hard to see how many pre-orders have been taken? Or keys activated?
I just hope they sort this, and quickly, because as for the headstart, I feel pretty conned so far. I just hope my Borg bridge officer is right... Of which I may add, I haven't recieved the code for...
i give it 4/10. becuase of all the frickin instance loads. it often got stuck. then add the server crashes, then lagg. compared to other mmo's pre-launch? i dunno, maybe a 7/10. i only have been in maybe 5 betas.
this game better hurry the heck up with fixin the loading screen crap, that alone will make people think theyre playing an old playstation 1, nevermind the fact it gets stuck anyway.
Meh, after playing other MMOs, I've learned not to hardcore it up - I play when I feel like it, and when the servers are down, I play something else. I'm actually fairly patient about down servers, I'm pretty used to it - my real problem is that I've lost the will to go through Federation PVE after OB, and have resorted to just doing Klingon PVP.
I am tempted to agree with CJohn. Although the unexpected down-times have been a major pain in the ****, it has only just begun.
However, I do wish people would stop comparing this to Eve. It's nothing like Eve. STO is fun with no pressure and quick advancement through the ranks. Eve is a alot slower with progression through skills and can sometimes get you hugely stressed about the possibility of losing a ship you've had to save up for for weeks.
And then there's Jita.........
Overall, I'm enjoying the game (when it's online). Kinda wish I hadn't played the beta though, tbh. Getting back up those ranks seems to take soooooooo long now.