It would be nice, when it's clear that the outage is going to last more than a few minutes, to get some kind of ETA on the server's return. If I knew it wasn't coming up in the next hour, but was pretty sure it was coming up by say 6PM, I'd be at least 50% less frustrated.
Here is the situation report on the current outage:
The server cluster caught on fire and crashed. This resulted because we bought the cheapest Dell desktops we could find and networked them together to form a server cluster. The severe load caused the system to over heat and eventually caused the power supplies exploded and cause a fire.
We are currently waiting on more people to buy lifetime subscriptions so that we can buy more Dell desktop systems off eBay.
LoL I am just curious who got the headstart, was it us or cryptic getting ready for the actual release date? Nothing new in a time where almost every mmo is released unfinished. Look at warhammer lol we beta tested that for 8months after release and they lost approx 600k users in first year, fired the lead designer and GM of Mythic less then a year into release. But hey they still sold prolly over 1 million copies on a game thats completely failed and prolly has about 100k player base. I just wonder anymore if its just about getting the initial sales out. Anyways from what ive seen of STO its been fun so far at least till next star wars mmo comes out. In th end anything is better then WoW.