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Old Trek, "Cap'n, I canna hold her together much longer!"
New Trek, "Captain, we're currently running a level three diagnostic."
So which of those more accurately reflects the Cryptic crew?
Umm, because it crashed, as is common during any open or closed beta stress test phase. The purpose of such a phase is to push the servers as far as possible to determine their limits so they know how many servers/blades are needed to run that game smoothly. It's also the time to tweak and re-tweak the networking, instancing, etc. coding to make the game run as smoothly and crash free as possible prior to launch.
Patience the servers are going to be acting crazy while in beta, they have to fix bugs and anything we're finding as needed, we're the test subjects improving and creating the full game. your going to see random events like this, so sit back find some st movies or another show and munch on something while you watch and wait. I definitely must say the last patch was helping out a lot. hopefully we'll see things even better with this next installment coming ^^