After the March 4th's server "Unexpected Downtime"...
I logged in once shortly after the crash to find myself, away crew, & ship to be rendered normally except for the artifact-like black blocks on any reticules or buffs, once i returned to sector space there was only a green background & 2D gridded renderings of objects, also the lighting was returned to default.
SO, after completing the episode that was interrupted by the crash & seeing sector space as stated above, i began performing maintenance on my end to correct it.
-tried to log in = fail at loading screen.
-exited client, performed full virus/malware scan (several) = no results (never are).
-ran full PC scan/fixer (from a paid service) = no results other than minor cleanup/space restored.
-checked 3 firewalls = ok.
-administrative check = ok.
-made several more attempts at logging in = all fail at either loading screen OR combadge screen (seems random).
-driver update check made = all current.
-ran check disk WHICH GOT STUCK IN A LOOP & TOOK ME ALL DAY to just reclaim my desktop.
-uninstalled STO (always my most desperate move).
-ran disk cleaner (2 types).
-defragmented C & D.
-re-installed STO. [which saves to user, not program files. (yes i read)]
-i can't get as far as the combadge page now...it just sticks at roughly 80% on the Cryptic loading page.
-keeping an eye on forums to see how many more threads just like this one begin from the working class who haven't been on since the crash.
-waiting for Cryp/PW to fix it.
I appreciate you spending time to try & help me, but i was just posting so that these issues don't go unnoticed.
When i say "mee too !" in the title i'm referring to these threads, all of which i have had similar experience to in the last ~30 hours (since Sunday's crash), & now can't play at all.
Yep same here..... Stuck at combage loading screen for an insane amount of time.... Its only recently started to do this however. Its so bad that I've just been playing Skyrim cuz 1 loads faster, 2 is much more pretty to look at xD, and 3 I dont have PWE trying to brainwash me into giving them my money ^.^
Still I would like to complete my series in the foundry so I can leave this game for the last time. So please Cryptic fix ^.^