I think I managed to download 5% from that update in 30 minutes .All this with no firewall and a 120mbps broadband connection.Simply in the last 2 weeks this game on tribble or holodeck is a pain for europeans ,non stop SNRs on holodeck and 1kbps download speed on tribble server
Yeah... I realized later that the reason I couldn't reach the login server was that Tribble had shut down for the patch, and I -literally- came in a few moments before the patch hit.
But still, it's unplayable. Stuff takes place about 10 seconds before I can see them, and my response takes 10 more seconds after I make it. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY, NOT STAND!!!
Oh, lovely, I can't even requote the Douglas Adams quote I used to have here I WANT IT BACK!!!!
The overall impression is... interesting. However, the repair mission in the Staging Area will be irritating when a full population is running around trying to repair the same few items in the area. I figure the same will be true for other areas on New Romulus. Each players mission should not be affected/affecting other player's ability to accomplish the same.
While traveling back on the east side of the map, my companion NPC either fell over or through the stone bridge. If the pathing did not limit the NPC while crossing the bridge, then he did fall over the bridge.
The shuttle area, 1) the option to travel between starbase and embassy should be active as long as the starbase is Level 1 or higher. 2) the sound produced when walking in ths shuttle bay is irritating; I was getting a headache just listening to the piercing audible through my speakers. 3) the shuttles are the size of runabouts, but they are not runabouts
The space mission are the standard ones you find in system fights, but the pay-off is a little to low; gives the area the fill of a grind-fest for Rom Marks.
Note: Would be nice to be able to test out Vesta on Tribble
The artwork is stunning, superb work. I was too busy enjoing and exploring the scenery to bother fighting. The large creature in the water was brilliant although collision detection is way off, I could walk right inside it.
The Embassy needs an outdoor area, a garden or something with superb views. As it is it just looks like a re-skinned starbase. I was hoping to see the colony from the Embassy windows but I never actually saw any windows.
So on these two points I would give the Colony 9/10 for the artwork (I never give 10/10) and 4/10 for the Embassy.
In summary the Embassy need to be a lot different than the starbase. kudos to the colony artist.
I wish i had some constructive input to fill this post out with but honestly I think you Devs did a great job with this, I can't find anything to add but then I only played for a couple of hours, not wanting to experience too much of the new content before it goes live.