Welcome to Star Trek Offline. This is total BS. I Pre-ordered because the offered the headstart for pre-orders. I should have waited a few months until they get this crap ironed out. Way to screw over the real fan base.
Lt. Cmdr 3 so far and counting - We're snowed in here in Virginia, so I have plenty of other things to do atm when the server is down. Any way, going for Lt Cmdr 5 tomorrow, and who knows, maybe Lt. Cmdr 7 or so by actual launch.
That sounds like a pretty decent headstart over anyone starting on the 2nd.
Then where the hell is my money? I was promised something that I purchased in good faith. I've been looking forward to this for a year (I know - geek ). I don't want to be a pet product tester, and have to pay for the privilege.