Using fiber instead of DSL or cable for my network and still got kicked out about 4 times while doing the Tour this morning. Hope they can fix whatever the issue before the weekend or more masses of people would be affected by this
It is not a STO problem. When STO kicks me off and cannot connect, I have the same issue with many other websites at the same time. Meanwhile some sites remain unaffected. This seems to be a glitch in the WWW network.
I'm pretty sure it's something to do with the game. What's really odd is when I can't connect to the patcher on STO I'm still able to launch Champions Online and connect. As far as I understood, the patchers run on the same server... so not sure what's wrong with that picture...
I think a lot of people get confused over two different problems.
Internet routing issues and outages can be nasty when key hubs are causing problems. You'll find several web addresses unreachable at the same time. It generally corrects itself, but its unstable so it goes back down over and over, there are a number of people suffering from this making the game unplayable right now.
There is also a more localized cryptic issue, pretty much everyone I see is getting kicked out for "server not responding" on map changes only, not for just play the game, with little to no lag or rubber banding. It isn't happening to a lot of people at once, no mass kicks, just individually knocking people off. It must be server related.
A network problem doesn't necessarily mean it's the fault of either the Server or the Clients, it could be anywhere along the route from one to the other. Solar flares, bad weather, technical problems at routing centers or anything of that sort could FUBAR a player's connection to the server. That said, it seems that the problem has become significantly more noticeable since the most recent set of patches and this anniversary event, whether that's a mere coincidence or not, who can say?
The Internetz must be really overwhelmed this afternoon then...
Cause I haven't been able to stay in the game any more then about 10 minutes at a time.
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