In the Rolar nebula there is a mission: "Defend Lambdii X" or some such where the Cardasians keep beaming away to up on top of these huge unaccesable mushroom like rock formations. Your crew leaves you to be up there as well. You keep killing Cardasians and they keep beaming away at the last minute before dying.
Is this a purposefull dig at subscribers? If so that particular programmer needs discipline.
I encountered this last night exploring the B'Tran Cluster while doing my daily. It was Borg though, not Cardies. Obviousy, the glitch lies in this particular map, regardless of the NPC's involved or area of space where encountered. I had to drop it as there was absouletly no way to advance it.
Yes, instead of the mission being an accidental bug it was done on purpose in Cryptic's continual attempt to drive away all of their player base so they'll go out of business and fire all their employees. Those devious fiends!
its not a map issue - its a pathing issue (might be a map overlay or it could just be the spawn locations + back-face clipping blocking movement). I've seen on a number of maps (at least you can see where they go - I've seen NPC's go underneath the terrain).
To get rid of the mission - the specific mission is added to your journal when you enter it. Figure out which one it is, exit mission -
select mission tab (if you're not looking at already)
select that mission
click Drop Mission button on the bottom of the window in Missions tab of the journal.
[Edit] looking at previous poster - I stand corrected on specific names. My bad.