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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 1 fewer people online?
09-21-2013, 08:30 AM
I've noticed when logging in that there seems to be a ton of people missing, mostly on the weekends. Is this another one of those luls we've seen with this game because the devs aren't updating fast enough to keep up with the times only to wait for their next ship in a bottle store or box update to have people actually login again?

Wouldn't it work out better if they made the proper updates to the game to fix the bugs etc (especially actually fixing the lag problems instead of just claiming to in their patch notes multiple times a year) and improving rewards for all of the PVE activities, instead of throwing out a temporary fix to the problems in the game by putting out a new ship or new weapon types?

I would think it would work out better in the long run to stop offering new ships and fix the problems with what we have now wouldn't you?
MMO's of 2014 where normal gameplay is considered an exploit and the eastern billing model is celebrated by apologists. smh
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 53
# 2
09-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Ya, alot of players have the left Escorts Online.

This is what happens when Dev's make bad decisions. It happened to SWTOR, there is no reason it can not happen here...

Just got through playing in the ESO beta, personally cant wait for that to go live, its very refreshing to play a quality MMO again.

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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
09-21-2013, 08:38 AM
There is always a lull before a new season. happens every time.

and the people that fix bugs dont make the ships.

and not making new ships for any reason (which is pretty much the only way to make money as the content is free) is not a good idea at all.

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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,501
# 4
09-21-2013, 08:39 AM
Well, school is back in, and a lot of people - not just kids - probably can't be on as much because of that.
I am the STO Lorax. I picked myself up and left, until the day the fun is replanted.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,717
# 5
09-21-2013, 08:41 AM
It's September. This is when the kiddies have gone back to school, and can't spend hours at a time playing video games. Furthermore, this also applies to college students who need to spend time studying.

This is not unique to STO. This is not because of STO being a bad game, managed badly, or any other type of exaggerated scenario fueled by sour grapes.

If you go into other MMO forums, you'll see threads exactly like these with people pointing out 'population reductions'. This is completely normal in any MMO and always has been this time of year.

Personally, I'm still running into bunches of ships at warp-in/warp-out points, I'm still finding pick-up groups in the public queues, I'm still running Elite STFs with no shortage of volunteers. My active fleet members are still holding steady, except for those who have gone back to college. My friends list is still extremely populated at all hours of the day.

But personal experience may vary. Which is why I pointed out the first part.

School's back in session.  39147
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,165
# 6
09-21-2013, 08:54 AM
Yeah, combination of mid content lull and school being back in session. As iconians mentioned, this happens in every MMO ever. You'll see a spike when the new FE comes out and then another one when Season 8 launches.

Also any major content addition to any MMO (in this case, LoR) always brings in new people just checking things out to see what all the hubbub is about. Some of them may stay, others might not for any number of reasons. The new shiny has worn off, the looky-loos have left, and the regular players are the ones you see now.

This is normal.

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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8,713
# 7
09-21-2013, 08:55 AM
All of the above. It's just the time of year when things slow down in MMOs. People back to school, football season kicking into gear on weekends, etc. Players just traditionally play less games this time of the year.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,726
# 8
09-21-2013, 09:00 AM
Yup just the lull of boredom from being in the middle of content release. Happens in every mmo.

I get around it by playing other games. Currently levelling my character in Guild Wars 2 and running around like superman in Saints Row 4

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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 142
# 9
09-21-2013, 09:09 AM
I'm so bored with STO, I can't even be bothered to grind 8,000 Dilithium a day. One mission which I loved playing hasn't been around since that dam LOR expansion and the bugs, lag and disconnects are really annoying now. I've even reinstalled SWTOR, mainly because I'm can get their first expansion for free. STO has lost all it appeal for me, I'm only playing it out of habit now, there is no joy left. Grind Grind Grind, and then repeat.
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 66
# 10
09-21-2013, 09:11 AM
GTA 5 came out this past Tuesday. That's been taking up pretty much all of my free time. Along with the lack of new content, and overall boredom with the game, that's why myself and many of my fleetmates are taking a break.

Shiny new ships can only keep ones interest for so long. If im running the same mission for the 15000th time it doesn't matter how shiny and new the ship is,, it gets old.

patiently waiting for new content here.
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