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# 11
02-18-2012, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tetalon
Is the empty Game server error related to this server take down?
Judging from the OP, doesn't appear so. It would seem the patch is specifically related to the premature release of the "Operation Gamma" FE.
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# 12
02-18-2012, 07:31 PM
From the Dev Tracker (link)

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The team is investigating this issue. If there is an issue it is intermittent as some players are completing all types of queued missions.

The quick update tonight at midnight (Pacific) to fix Dominion Episode 3 from being offered will also include an update to help address the queues and "no map found" issues.
^^^
It appears they are going to try and fix what their earlier hotpatch this afternoon broke. Hope they are successful.
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# 13
02-18-2012, 08:36 PM
You may want a server guy to come in too. Instance changes are getting slower and slower.
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# 14
02-19-2012, 12:18 AM
just my personal opinion but i think a lot of people would be happier if you just fixed everything once a week instead of taking the server down every other day it's been annoying how often the server has been going down i'm sure we can wait for something to be fixed if it means we get more playing time.
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# 15
02-19-2012, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by InfantryMyers View Post
just my personal opinion but i think a lot of people would be happier if you just fixed everything once a week instead of taking the server down every other day it's been annoying how often the server has been going down i'm sure we can wait for something to be fixed if it means we get more playing time.
i agree. the only time i really get to play is at night/early morning. and the server has gone down every 2 days with almost 100% consistency lately. i would rather have a 3-4 hour patch 1 day a week than 1-2 every 3 days, i was really hoping to get my kdf char to 45 tonight.

edit: not that i miss my Aesir, but im so bored out of my mind so im hopping on BGO.
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# 16
02-19-2012, 12:53 AM
i dont know what i was thinking. bgo sucks. i even got a chat ban for talking in fleet chat(global chat) saying people should stop playing bgo and come play sto. it did kinda seem server population was down a bit.
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# 17 A John Deere Letter
02-19-2012, 01:07 AM
Ya see Cryptic seems to go through these lil spurts of trying to rush the hog to the BBQ, hence all the broken sh$t. They did it before, and they are doing it again...where one patch fixes one thing, but breaks 2 more.

There was a time where I was very patient with Cryptic and one of their staunch defenders....now it just looks like lack of quality assurance on the part of Cryptic, which could be huge in this business as it means the difference between players, and no players. Not trying to be negative, just being subjective.

They can take down the server every night for all I care, but if they have to take 2 steps back just to take a step forward....that's not progress....that's losing ground. Honestly I cannot understand how they have not streamlined their code to the point where this is a non issue. I also cannot understand how come they do not devote enough man hours to testing and bug squashing.

Quality Assurance Cryptic.......that's what its called.......I did that field of work for 13 years....and If I ran across a project like this with so many discrepancies, I'd have red flagged it and shut it down long ago until it's fixed.

You cannot keep doing this and expect positive results guys....Its getting old really quick. And many do not have the patience I do.....especially with so many other F2P games that exist out there right now all vieing for a chunk of your business.

I would rather you take the game off line for 2 weeks to fix what needs to be fixed, then relaunch the game in a better state of being than to continue this madness of on the fly, from the hip patch jobs that do more harm than good.

I love this game, but you guys are killin me here...
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# 18
02-19-2012, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by InfantryMyers View Post
just my personal opinion but i think a lot of people would be happier if you just fixed everything once a week instead of taking the server down every other day it's been annoying how often the server has been going down i'm sure we can wait for something to be fixed if it means we get more playing time.
I'm sure they would MUCH rather only have to fix things once a week, but it is what it is.

Taking into consideration the HUGE amount of changes they have had to make to change the game from Subscription based to Free 2 Play based, I actually think the amount of what's actually working is impressive. In essence they've basically tried to create a new game using old parts on the fly without actually taking the game down for months.

There are A LOT of bugs they have to get worked out and Dynamic patching systems are a HUGE headache and probably why there's been so many bugs creeping up after some patches. When that happens then the only choice they have is to take the server down. There's also the fact that the server(s) they're running the game off of just wanted figured for this many new people in such a huge wave.

EDIT: Also an unnamed source had said before there are only 8 game devs. With so few how many programmers do you actually think they've got working in this? I'm sure these guys are busting their butts as much and quickly as they can to get things fixed. Hopefully F2P will mean more devs and more programmers so this will be a thing of the past.
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# 19
02-19-2012, 01:16 AM
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Ya see Cryptic seems to go through these lil spurts of trying to rush the hog to the BBQ, hence all the broken sh$t. They did it before, and they are doing it again...where one patch fixes one thing, but breaks 2 more.

There was a time where I was very patient with Cryptic and one of their staunch defenders....now it just looks like lack of quality assurance on the part of Cryptic, which could be huge in this business as it means the difference between players, and no players. Not trying to be negative, just being subjective.

They can take down the server every night for all I care, but if they have to take 2 steps back just to take a step forward....that's not progress....that's losing ground. Honestly I cannot understand how they have not streamlined their code to the point where this is a non issue. I also cannot understand how come they do not devote enough man hours to testing and bug squashing.

Quality Assurance Cryptic.......that's what its called.......I did that field of work for 13 years....and If I ran across a project like this with so many discrepancies, I'd have red flagged it and shut it down long ago until it's fixed.

You cannot keep doing this and expect positive results guys....Its getting old really quick. And many do not have the patience I do.....especially with so many other F2P games that exist out there right now all vieing for a chunk of your business.

I would rather you take the game off line for 2 weeks to fix what needs to be fixed, then relaunch the game in a better state of being than to continue this madness of on the fly, from the hip patch jobs that do more harm than good.

I love this game, but you guys are killin me here...
Nuff said

i'd rather lose a whole day of STO if it meant u could fix the majority of problems being thrown up on a to regular basis,who's checking this stuff out before u release it live?. Almost a year without any new content and this is the best u can do...
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# 20 Maintenance Complete!
02-19-2012, 01:21 AM
Thank you for your patience.
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