from about 2 hours i dont have connection issues.
that have nothing to do with recent patches. or nearly nothing. pinging game server with 1500 byte packets,100 per sec and 0% packet drops, meaning network connectivity is just fine. its just the server cant handle so much users and dropping some of incoming data, most likely the slowest packets to arrive.
Don't expect a ping to tell you what the health of your connection to the STO servers, as 'ping' uses a different network connection protocol (ICMP/IP) then what your STO Client uses, (TCP/IP).