Will there be a feature added to the game eventually that alerts us to these down times? I mean, if it is showing text in the chat window, that's not useful as the Zone chat tends to scroll by at Warp Factor 8. And getting into the middle of a mission and having the server suddenly go belly up is really annoying, especially to find out you guys had planned it.
Also, will you be making it save mission data during these outages eventually? It's another annoyance to come back and find out all progress has been lost. I just finished one of the toughest battles I've had so far, and it'll be disappointing if I get back and find out my progress is lost. Once the game goes live, it won't be disappointing anymore
QFT. While I appreciate the downtime to squash bugs, letting us know in game would have been nice insted of just dumping us to log in, with no warning, and no way of knowing that the log in server was down.