Glad Cryptic is taking this seriously, I still maintain that Neverwinter needs dedicated servers that don't share any bandwidth with STO, especially with NW in beta and Legacy of Romulus about to launch. Hopefully this maintenance will improve things to the point of playability until the games can be properly hosted independently.
I agree 100%, and it is what I have been saying all along. If you want to get rid of these server crashes, and best way is to get Neverwinter onto its own servers.
Cryptic, you know you won't please everyone because you do not control time and space. I'm sure if you did you'd pause time fix the server and then unpause time. But for now we have to put up with GMT +/- . 6am is good for Pacific as everyone is still asleep, but its not for the otherside of the world. You just do what you got to do, the rants and raves are something to read while your fixing it and sometimes there is some funny posts in the topics.
Doing a good job, better to fix it now than when it goes live!
We will be bringing down all Cryptic games and services tomorrow, Sunday, May 12th, for network maintenance. We are planning to conduct this maintenance at 6AM PDT (click here to view in your timezone) and expect it to last for only 1.5 hours. The test server will also be unavailable during this time.
The goal of this maintenance is for additional network performance optimizations to help avoid the outages we saw today.
Thanks for your patience and understanding,
- The Star Trek Online Team
Brandon The launcher (as others have picked up on) gives the date as tomorrow (13th)
Thanks for the heads up, if the three games aren't on separate servers they need to be, though I think it's the network that's the problem, it just can't cope with the increased load. Elastic banding and lag is pretty bad in STO. I've never seen another MMO like it fortunately. Unfortunately this is the MMO I play now though I have been looking at alternatives and will be trying others on May 21st as LoR is going to be like season 4/FTP release, huge queues just to get on and the lag now is going to be nothing compared to LoR release. I just hope Cryptic proves me wrong and improves what needs to be improve so the launch runs smoothly.
I hope this maintenance will at least improve things in STO.
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