I've been disconnected from the server a couple of times. Finally, I had to spend several minutes connecting to the server, and then several more retrieving list of characters, then several more accessing the maps, and now it's loading slowly, with the Star Trek logo in the foreground, and behind it is the image of the outdoor transporter pad and the graphics are flashing to and fro like a drunk drag queen. Now it's logged me out again. Starting process again.
Got booted right when I was about to finish character creation (disconnected from login server). Second login attempt I finished my character only to run into the "map full" problem. So, there you have it.
I was having same prob but it got alittle better. The frequent disconnects are to be wxpected and should get better with time. Although, I am having alot of freezing and graphics arent as crisp or seem to be slightly distorted.
Cryptic there isn't Any Excuse for this stuff. You knew there would be a bunch of us wanting to log in. You knew there would be a huge load of players running through the first part of the game; Creating a character and playing through the tutorial. So just FIX IT and don't give us lame excuses!
Logging in from Europe and also having very long wait times for retrieving the character list and an eventual "map is full" error.
Also, I played a while ago through a part of the tutorial, which looked fine to me, but got disconnected at the part where you destroy 4 active probes. After logging in again I was at the stage before that (destroying damaged probes) and could not find a way to get back to the next area.
On another note: a surprising number of people seem to think they're playing a finished product. You're not, you knew this in advance. This is a beta product with flaws, glitches, errors and God knows what else. That's why we're doing this, to make sure it doesn't happen on February 2nd. If you want to enjoy awesome, smooth gameplay you should not have joined the beta testing process.
EDIT: I was able to log back in, but my quest log indicates I need to beam survivors to the Seacole, which is not the part of the quest I'm actually on.