Just for the record, I too am having this problem. I was in the game, got kicked mid-sector, and on trying to log in the game crashes. I get an error report for a second with the opportunity to submit to Cryptic, but it immediately closes. Any help would be appreciated.
I'm in a similar boat... First attempt with the launcher results in game crash, so I re-launch the launcher. Second attempt results in "invalid view" error, but the launcher stays up. Third attempt (I just click "Engage" again) gets me in the game, but within 60 sec, connection to server times out and I get logged out. I can log back in from within the game, but give it another minute, and it times back out again. If I close the game and start back up from the launcher, the whole cycle repeats.
I have finally found others who are having similar problems to me! My launcher hasn't worked for what feels like a week but is most likely 4 days. Whenever they started maintence. I tried bypassing the launcher which did not work and crashed. Here's an interesting tid-bit: There are certain parts of star trek online which won't resolve through DNS. So going through perfectworld.com for example works fine but as I have just tried anything having to do with the domain of startrekonline.com just fails. Interestingly enough Robtex has one of either the NS records or an A record coming back to a Comcast address which is unexpected. It's just strange that before maintenance *.startrekonline.com and the patch server and patcher were more or less working, but right now nothing really is working. I'm an IT guy, bored as hell and no STO... Please, dear god, Cryptic people fix STO!
The launcher is open, but all I'm getting is a white screen where the login page should be. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the game client, but I'm not getting anything different. What might the problem be?
Tracing route to patchserver.crypticstudios.com [18.104.22.168]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 14 ms 19 ms 19 ms 100.65.0.1
2 38 ms 37 ms 28 ms 22.214.171.124
3 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms 126.96.36.199
4 12 ms 15 ms 36 ms 188.8.131.52
5 107 ms 112 ms 74 ms 184.108.40.206
6 20 ms 9 ms 16 ms GE-1-0-2.GW6.MNL1.asianetcom.net [220.127.116.11
7 116 ms 137 ms 122 ms po1-2-3.cr1.nrt1.asianetcom.net [18.104.22.168]
8 229 ms 230 ms 256 ms te0-0-0-4.gw1.lax3.asianetcom.net [22.214.171.124
9 236 ms 288 ms 291 ms te0-7-0-26.ccr22.lax05.atlas.cogentco.com [38.10
10 239 ms 230 ms 255 ms te0-3-0-5.ccr22.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
11 261 ms 299 ms 271 ms te0-2-0-3.ccr22.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
12 360 ms 301 ms 280 ms te0-2-0-7.mpd22.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
13 278 ms 327 ms 291 ms te0-2-0-3.ccr22.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
14 311 ms 325 ms 393 ms te0-3-0-3.mpd22.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
15 306 ms 285 ms 309 ms te0-1-0-5.ccr22.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
16 338 ms 366 ms 299 ms te3-4.ccr01.bos06.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.46.
17 337 ms 306 ms 341 ms 126.96.36.199
18 349 ms 288 ms 300 ms 188.8.131.52
connection from Congento is the culprit on my part...is that what cryptic is using as their ISP?
I never had this problem since the game came out in 2010 its only this year that i experienced this cluster**** of a problem...