I don't think you are logging into a main server, you are logging into an instance server. I have canceled and restarted the game numerous times and have gotten 19 out of 19 or 800 out of 800, etc.... I was at 2 once for like 30 mins. Something doesn't smell right here....
they better offer something a little better then this head start crap.. so far out of all the "head start" i've been able to log in, make 3/4's of my char.. and game went down.. now im stuck waiting in line for a game ive paid $300 + for already....
For those bouncing numbers each time you get in the queue, it's possible they don't have the servers choose by the least populated zone, and need to work on load balancing more.
Sadly, can't do anything but wait patiently. Well, I suppose I could try to get in a smaller queue, but my queue started at 207 (where I jumped in) and is now well above 700. I'm afraid with my luck I'll only find bigger queues.
At least you're in a que... I logged n this afternoon and picked up a freaky issue that caused me to have to re-install and spend the rest of the day patching (aprox 4:30pm GMT log on - it's now 11:44pm and i'm still patching).
Finally got in and it goes does to maintanace. Hope they figure this out.
This game could easily wipe the floor with WOW. Wow has like 11 million subscribers, so figure at least that many people for STO Multipled by 10+. I don't think the queue is gonna work though because of how people are funneled into the game. There doesn't seems like there is a main login server, just several sub-servers and a queue for each. A person may never get in if it is not properly distributed.