If I login through the patcher I'm taken directly to my character select screen. However, if i try to bypass the patcher using GameClient.exe the STO servers literally refuse to allow me to login.
Don't ask me to do traceroutes or anything of the sort. If going through the patcher works just fine, but going through the client.exe itself does NOT work it means there's something wrong with your exe.
(not to mention i've already done all those tests anyways, clean list)
Why is this game STILL so buggy?!
ps: I just noticed that there is an option to disable streaming of content while playing by turning off "disable patch on demand". Would doing this fix my GameClient.exe issue connecting to the server?
[update]: turning off "patch on demand" didn't work. Cannot use GameClient.exe directly to connect to the game REGARDLESS that it is the EXACT same login screen should you back out of the character select screen AFTER using the launcher to log in. Seriously, wth guys?