I know that this seems like a brown noses post and I'm sure that the flaming will start shortly.......
But I just wanted to say, how impressive this game is, and the specific targeted fixes to correct overwhleming issues were right on the money. Let's recap:
OB Day 1:
I personally had several issues, long load times, map list crashed, frequent disconnects. At 10PM EST the server was taken down and patch applied, no map list crashes and disconnects were less frequent.
OB Day 2:
Severe Rubberbanding, frequent disconnects, bad lag, lots of "SERVER NOT RESPONDING" messages. Server was taken down at 9:45 PM EST for an emergency patch.
OB Day 3:
Played 6 hours straight, two disconnects, one was afk related.
As a Network Engineer, I wish some of my engineers were as effective in correcting server related issues at my clients as these devs are with tweaking and correcting whatever was causing the above issues. I had VERY HIGH expectation for this game, and to be honest at this point, Cryptic and Atari have exceeding my expectations, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for STO, and I'll be honest, STO has become like CRACK to me, I'm hooked and will be playing this game for a long time to come.
Thank you Devs for you hardwork and IMHO, whatever you guys are doing, know that I think you are moving in the right direction!!!!!!
THANKS for making such a GREAT GAME!!!!!
PS-OB Day 4, here I come.
There's still plenty of work left to do, obviously, but I agree, the game so far, especially considering that it's beta, is impressive and a lot of fun. Many people are still having problems but for me the game has been running very smoothly so far. 3 cheers to Cryptic from me.
I just finished replying to another whiner complaining about <random issue #18>, so this post is very refreshing. I also am quite happy with the work that is being done with STO. Great work, devs, keep it up!
I would agree, this is by far one of the smoothest OB i have been part of thus far.
The game is fun and the content is there. Issues are resolved daily and the game feels (to me) like something i would play right now. (tho my standards may be somewhat lowered after 1 1/2 yrs of Warhammer :p )