There appeared to be a "live" (?) patch applied this evening ~5-5:30p EDT, as I was in-game at the time, the game client crashed, then after a restart of the game client, it performed an update. During that update, the update process failed and deleted a (large?) number of files from within the "Contents" folder, rendering the game client unusable. Attempting to re-download and re-install now, but... this should not have happened.
Let's get one thing clear right off the bat I loved this game. I love Star Trek, I grew up with TNG and DS9, and I bow at TOS as the first. So STO seemed like a prime fit for me.
When I first started playing this game on my MacBook, I had no problems. Sure the graphics weren't as good as I would like them but at least I could play the game.
Then Season 9.5 patch hit and I've been having problems ever since. Image freezing, missing graphics, and critical crashes and things wouldn't work again for weeks.
I don't want to give up on this game. But I've filed more tickets than a traffic cop and positive results have had little or no effect. Tech Support has not helped me.
Like I said, I don't want to give up on this game. But the way I see it, I either have to buy one of those high-end $2,000 gaming PCs (which I can not afford) with fancy video cards (again which I can not afford) or quit the game.
Unless these glitches are fixed I have no choice but to quit the game.
I don't want to but I do not have any other choice.
Im on a macbook pro and apart from the bloom issue, the game was working fine before. since then more often than not when i change maps, the previous maps image remains on screen except a tiny little corner which seems to be the new map loaded. severe lag etc. all since 9.5 patch. it was working fine before.