Absolutely, I do believe they will fix stability in time however. The question will be how many will stick around for the weeks or months neccesary for them to get there.
My only concern with this game is that many folks out there will spring for the lifetime sub and most of the month to month subs will cancel due to frustrations, then the corporate machine will see slumping revanues and decrease support and development. There is too much to be done for development to falter.
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.
Downtimes are going to be common mainly because Cryptic did not anticipate the numbers that would be in the game. Even though they should have known by the number of preorders, I mean how hard is it to get a tally of preorders?
Anyway. Yeah the servers cannot handle the numbers so they die. If I were you I would not bother even wasting time to get into the game until Feb. 9th. And even then servers crashing could still be happening.
They said they have more server machines on rush order. But servers take a little more then just plugging in and installing OS's on so they may have them setup but do not have them ready yet.
And I too am full time employed, 22 years old. And no, I am not an adult