First attempt with File Planet: Started DL at 8pm central time, said 8.5 hours. By 7am 01.13.2010 still showing 6.5 hours....canceled file planet download.....FAIL
Download Installer from STO main website.....PASS
Began download using Installer 7am 01.13.2010: Started download and went to work, got home around 6:30pm with game download complete......PASS
Initial Loadscreen: Alerted that I was not using newest video driver.....PASS
Choose "Play with Lower Settings" DID NOT CHECK REMEMBER SELECTION. Prompted to log in......PASS
Log in to patcher.....PASS
Patching: about 15 minutes......PASS
Game loads Cryptic and Atari splash screens.....PASS
Character Creation Screen loads.....PASS
Choose Faction Screen: Federation.....PASS
Choose Race: Trill Male.......PASS
Character Customization: Face......PASS
Character Customization: Body and Other. Screen only displayed a "01" button.....FAIL
Overall Character Customazation......PASS WITH ISSUES
Ground Movement.....PASS WITH NOTE (Steering with the Right button will take getting used to)
Using Doors and Consoles......PASS
Space Combat......PASS WITH NOTE (Using AWSD to steer and 123... for weapons is a challenge to fire while in a dive)
Beaming down to Vega. When I appeared I was still my ship, not my character, for 30 seconds or so ....PASS WITH ISSUE
Picking up the Rifle: I think there were a lot of people trying to do it at the same time and that was causing problems. Many were chatting that some people were keeping the chest open, but cause can't be confirmed. Finally able after 5 minutes or so.....PASS WITH ISSUES
Fighting the Borg......PASS
Meet with Admiral....PASS
Sector Space back to Sol Starbase....PASS
That's as far as I got....more to come...I've upgraded my vid driver so I'm gonna try higher settings now...
Wasn't able to play last night, but I did test the patcher........PASS
The server status lightbulb seems to work too......PASS
One oddity was initial login when the server is down for maintenance. I noticed when it fails login it shows a message at the bottom telling you there is a problem with your account, please contact billing support (link). Clicking the link sends you to a webpage error message.
Now I figure this is because you guys know about the message and link and are shutting down billing support while doing maintenance, and it's no big deal. It's just a bit odd to see the message "problem with account". Maybe that could be updated with a message saying "unable to connect" or something. It already has "down for maintenance" above so no need to repeat that.
Otherwise, I'll continue to test what I can, when I can. Having fun and can't wait for retail release and my joined Trill.
First part of Patrol Vulcan Sector completed.....PASS WITH COMMENTS
While logging into the first sector, I got a message "Team Full" after about 45 seconds it loaded the sector and myself and a few others were quickly engaging Orions. This was a tough fight but very exciting. It is certainly not one you can win by charging forward guns ablaze.
I played the role of science ship by flying through the melee taking pot shots and hitting the primary target with my neutralize shields BO abillity. That one is nice. We were up against some bigger ships, and dropping those shields for a few seconds let my fleets torpedoes do what they were designed to. Damage taken running the gauntlet was severe, shields to 5-10% or less. Durring circle back, used other BO abillity of emergency power to shields. Tactic worked well.
BACK TO SOL STARBASE........PASS WITH ISSUE
When starbase loaded, I was a miranda in the station for about 45 seconds or so. Previously reported.