I have an easy answer for you guys:
It's the launch of Neverwinter's open beta.
Perhaps not so coincidentally, they also have serious problems on that side with lag/rubberbanding.
I would submit on top of that that I am unable to get into the game, either on Holodeck or Tribble. I remain stuck in the launcher's patching stage, and it's been like that for over an hour now. I would surmise that the patching servers are being hit hard, considering all the people whom must have downloaded the Neverwinter installer for the first time ever and are installing the game.
Now is a good time to go do your laundry, wash the dishes, take out the garbage, do your housechores, watch Startrek on Netflix... or go play some other game in the meantime. It's probably going to be like that (at least) all day long.
tl;dr: Neverwinter opening day, and Cryptic servers (login, patch and shards) are getting hit really hard.
Thanks for the reports. Based on what we can see with the network and launcher, all appears well for STO, however, it seems that a few of you are experiencing some issue. So that our engineers can get more information, please reply and post your location, ISP provider and a tracert result pointing to: patchserver.crypticstudios.com
1 10 ms 11 ms 8 ms cpc2-sout8-2-0-gw.20-1.cable.virginmedia.com [86
2 11 ms 7 ms 8 ms basl-core-2b-ae7-714.network.virginmedia.net [81
3 15 ms 15 ms 12 ms popl-bb-1b-ae11-0.network.virginmedia.net [81.96
4 11 ms 10 ms 7 ms popl-tmr-1-ae4-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.10
5 19 ms 18 ms 22 ms amst-ic-1-as0-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.105
6 24 ms 22 ms 24 ms te0-7-0-10.ccr21.ams04.atlas.cogentco.com [130.1
7 18 ms 23 ms 19 ms te0-1-0-7.ccr21.ams03.atlas.cogentco.com [130.11
8 25 ms 23 ms 23 ms te0-4-0-7.ccr21.lpl01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
9 90 ms 91 ms 108 ms te0-3-0-3.ccr21.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
10 98 ms 90 ms 92 ms te3-2.ccr01.bos06.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.46.
11 94 ms 91 ms 90 ms 18.104.22.168
12 91 ms 92 ms 90 ms 22.214.171.124
The big dig feels like a turned based game.
Been playing a few years and never had lag on this game until now.
I think its time to get past the server stability fixes and actually look at getting some proper server upgrades so that sto can be its "own identity" and have dedicated servers that arent shared. Seems as though neverwinter is playing havoc with STO today.
PS: I just read few days ago on some game blog chosen STO most terrible server problems game.There is so many complaint on blogs about this problem.I know u guys working hard to fix it.But u have to take more seriously this endless server problems I guess.Most killing the mmo games are lags-server problems u have to know it I'm sure.
Srry my english but I hope to u understand what I am try to say.