In all my time playing Eve, and its been a good few years, more often than not, they're up, faster than advertised, and only down for expansions, which are few. STO, has been down more and more, and has a extended history of crashing/ lag fests, et all.
Really? Funny how - back when EVE's 'Retribution was released (on 12/4/12); it had a number of bugs/issues:
a week or so later; (12/10/12) it was still having a variety of issues:
My point? problems after a new major expansion are (for better or worse); the norm, and it sometimes takes a Dev team some time to get most of them under control. EVE is no different; and they've been doing it 10 years.
Formerly known as Armsman from June 2008 to June 20, 2012
PWE Drone says: "Your STO community as you have known it is ended...Display names are irrelevant...Any further sense of community is irrelevant...Resistance is futile...You will be assimilated..."
The reason why I still play is because it is a Star Trek game. If this was a non Star Trek game with all the problems this game has I would quit playing.
Doubled, Star Trek is the only thing that keeps me in this game. Not Cryptic and certainly not this games design. I mean, a company that cannot directly identify a class of starship like the Akira being NOT an Escort is slightly ironic to be running a Star Trek themed game.
I just wish there was another Star Trek MMO out there with people who cared more about getting ship balance and ship classifications correct rather then making money and having personal bias towards Deep Space Nine and the Excelsior.
Skill should pay for itself in terms of development costs... make a good game and people will pay for it. Not shove as much distracting **** and lotteries in their face in a desperate attempt to milk their gullible playerbase.
There's been times this game has stretched my suspense of disbelief that this is a Star Trek game, but I play because it's pretty much the best one out there since there really isn't anything large scale for Star Trek that can compete with this. I'm here as a Trek fan. Even though I'm a life subber, I would've stayed away for good solely based on how many times I've been screwed over by Cryptic since PWE acquired them, and even before when Atari owned them.
I'll continue to play and have my own fun in my little immersed Trek bubble here until a true Star Trek MMO comes out that really does it right.
Lifetime subber and former STO player from when it didn't suck.
I discovered STO when I heard that everything in this game that you could pay-to-win for, you could also earn through grinding. I picked it up last November, and have been playing plenty since.
It's a game, not a hassle. It's meant to be fun - if it isn't, don't play. I play when I want to, and leave it alt-tabbed in the background the rest of the time while I work, because space is pretty and spaceships are awesome and STO is alt-tab friendly (that 60min idle timer bugs me though, I'd leave STO on all day if I could.) I'm in no rush to get anything, and I've got a pair of fleet ships that kick ass and take names. I haven't spent a cent on STO, and it's awesome that the choice to play free is available. I'm having so much fun in STO that I'll probably get one of those giant-arse ship bundles eventually, just so I don't feel like a complete parasite, and because the folks who run this game deserve it for giving me so much free fun.
I'm going back to my kick ass space laser battles now.