That same server link was "debunked" by Cryptic. Thou considering the source of said debunk, and the apparant issues with the game server as it is, I would tend to believe the server status link, moreso than I believe Cryptic. If they indeed have 4 "game servers" with only 1 operational, would explain alot of the rubberbanding issues, and the totally screwed up "login queue" at times.
I don't think that server list is up to date anymore as I had that up and running whilst playing the game. All 4 game servers were showing offline yet there were tons of us playing. So who's to say that they just haven't added more that that website is unaware of.
want to know how you could have got even more sales in the UK?
ACTUALLY PUT OUT SOME ADVERTISING!!!
seriously, i work in retail. I go past games shops regularly. I saw nothing, whatsoever and only heard of STO by word of mouth. The guys who put out all our material to advertise big launches hadn't even heard of sto either. what the hell? you got lucky.