Just got DCed from the game server 3 times in this period; and it does seem to be something specifically localized to the STO server farm as EVERYTIME it happens, I maintain my connection to the Cryptic chat server (which is seperate and communicates between both STO and CO.)
I know this because it takes between 30 to 60 seconds before STO will give me the "Dissconected from Server" pop up box - and drop me back to the login screen; and during those 30 to 60 seconds I can chat with Fleetmates and Teammates just fine (my messages and tells go through to all and I can see their replys - all while the rest of my screen is frozen and the red "Sever Not Responding" message is still counting the seconds.
Funny thing is: I played earlier in the afternoon (1:00 PM - 2:45 PM (PST) from the same location as I was again tonite); and didn't get a single server dropout or disconnect.
Formerly known as Armsman from June 2008 to June 20, 2012
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