This is what I have tried to solve this issue. I have reinstalled (twice), turned on Vertical Sync, turned off Dynamic Lighting, and configured max fps to 60 fps. I did these from suggestions on the forums about over-heating and crashing issues.
I can replicate this issue by going to the Ground Resource Battle in the neutral zone (don't remember the name orta something) and then beaming up to sector space (although it has happened in other places). If my character shows up in sector space without her ship it is likely to crash within a few seconds. This issue started occurring last night and is constant today. I am unable to play the game at the moment and from reading the board others are having similar crashing issues although not exactly the same (some never get past the loading screen).
Below is a copy of what I put into the bug reporter but I got "Unknown" for a ticket ID. I hope Cryptic is getting these.
"I have been having this crashing problem a lot since last night. From what I can tell when I beamed down to a ground area and beam up to my ship after the loading screen, if I see my character floating in space without the ship, there is a good chance that the game will crash.
I have done 2 reinstalls of the software and tried suggestions by the community but nothing seems to work. Other games such as Champions Online seem to work fine so I find it hard to believe that its a hardware issue with my PC.
I replicated/tested this issue by going to the Ground Resource battle (forgot the name of the system) and played around there for a little bit with no issues. As soon as I beamed up to my ship I saw my charcter floating in sector space and then the game crashed. Please fix."
Edit: Oh and the approx. time of the crash was 4:15 PM MST.
Yeah, this is more than a tad irritating. I could deal with all the other issues, even the glitch of showing up with the wrong avatar for a few mins occasionally. But now that it is crashing along with that bug it is a little much. I just wish there was some notifications about these kinds of things on the forums here. We have no idea if Cryptic is even working on it.
just started havign this issue tonight. Same as op if i go from ground to space and i see a man instead of ship i get crashed to DT then when i get back in i get message that i am leaving the map in 10 seconds.