I am new to STO (& MMOG) so I have a question about this patching thing.
First what is it? Second I see it downloads large amounts of data - being in the UK my broadband has a monthly limit on size of downloads - so does any other UK player have any idea how STO affects downlaod size?
The whole game should be around 10-12 GB iirc. You can choose to download it all at once or let it download on demand, ie: when you come to a new area that hasnt been downloaded yet. to do this click on options on the sign in window and then tick disable on demand patching.
"A patch is a piece of software designed to fix problems with, or update a computer program or its supporting data. This includes fixing security vulnerabilities and other bugs, and improving the usability or performance. Though meant to fix problems, poorly designed patches can sometimes introduce new problems."
Patching would be defined as, "the action of applying a patch".